“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing. A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak - Ecclesiastes 3:4”
A recent spate of animal stories has unexpectedly highlighted the bad governance issues that are harming our country.
BAHAMIANS deserve better.
It is obvious now that Prime Minister Perry Christie has unashamedly built his 2017 election campaign upon drawing contrasts between himself and Free National Movement (FNM) leader Hubert Minnis.
SPEAKING at a PLP town hall meeting last Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis warned his listeners that the return of former deputy prime minister Brent Symonette to frontline politics was proof that the FNM was now representing the interests of the “Bay Street Boys” – not that of the people.
FOR over a year in the Councils of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Caribbean countries have been warning of the threat to the region’s economic and political stability arising from the withdrawal by US banks of correspondent banking relations to Caribbean banks. Those relations have been in place for over a century, giving significant profits to US banks.
TO date, Bahamians still do not know when our next general election will be held.
WHILE browsing through several social media platforms, I have observed people expressing they feel no need to vote.
THERE are many religions in the world with a very large number of followers. The five with the largest are Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and non-religious or atheists.
As the general election of 2017 - date still unknown - draws near, conversations about democracy are being ignited, but largely limited to one of its functions.
THEY say even Jesus was accused of blasphemy, particularly noted in several places in the gospels of the New Testament.
MAKE NO bones about it, the political season is upon us.
A Commonwealth Free Trade Area (FTA) would go down in India “like a lead balloon”. That’s the opinion of Indian Member of Parliament, Shashi Tharoor, as British ministers and Empire-dreamers run around Britain trying to promote the idea that a Commonwealth FTA is a viable alternative to trade with the European Union (EU) which Britain has elected to exit.
UNLESS something really dramatic happens between now and then, I can confidently say the United States’ presidential election will be held on November 3 in the year 2037. That’s more than 20 years away.
TUESDAY night’s incident surrounding a clash between Free National Movement and Progressive Liberal Party street campaign teams creates cause for concern.