WHEN you enter the drawing-room of former parliamentarian Ed Moxey you know you’re entering into the space of a man who is at heart an archivist and a lover of history.
Outside of ZNS and other PLP circles, the outrage over tax dodging politicians and officials has been visceral as the government pursues a big increase in the average citizen’s tax burden to reduce its fiscal deficit.
By all accounts, the public is increasingly becoming uneasy with this government and there are some who are demanding a Cabinet shuffle. There are certain PLP ministers who are sufferers of windbaggery and fictitious disease syndrome and, frankly, some of their performances in various ministries amounts to nothing more than a substantive negative outcome!
GOOGLE “downtown redevelopment” and you will find zillions of web pages focusing on one city after another – from Miami to Manhattan to Toronto and almost every place in between. Even Las Vegas has a downtown revitalisation programme, although the city was originally just a cattle ranch and wasn’t incorporated until the 1900s.
RECENTLY, Governor of the Central Bank Wendy Craigg urged the Government to quickly address the issue of unregulated web shop gaming and the associated vulnerabilities presented as a result and, even more, cautioned that this sector in its current state threatened to undermine proposed plans for a Bahamian Credit Bureau.
By Sir Ronald Sanders
If you are like most Bahamians, you probably don’t know or care much about iguanas.
THE College of the Bahamas (COB)—of which I am a proud alumnus—is a sleeping giant, one that has been impregnated with the dreams of thousands of Bahamian youngsters (myself included) and, yet, it has not given birth to its greatest potential.
DURING an informal discussion at a science conference on Abaco recently, the question of recycling came up, with one participant insisting that even the local breweries’ much-touted bottle re-use programme was not working.
THE REVELATION that 519 people were shot and stabbed—per Princess Margaret Hospital statistics—which bear a stark contrast to the 10 attempted murders recorded by the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) for the same period, seems to suggest that some manipulative hanky-panky might have been done to vary the police’s data.
MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco – Since 2004, Abaco’s home-grown conservation group - Friends of the Environment - has staged a two-day conference every two years that brings together scientists, students and the public to discuss important research.
ASTOUNDINGLY, we refuse to deal with the root causes of many of our social and economic problems here in the Bahamas and, frankly, those root causes are poor parenting, waste, inefficiency, greed and corruption.
THE hollow announcement on BTC and the attainment of the much sought after two per cent—or lack of attainment of the same—is representative of the derailment of the PLP’s dream-selling express.
By DR HUBERT MINNIS
TREASURE CAY, Abaco — Remains of Carleton, the first loyalist settlement on this island, lie scattered over the landscape just off Treasure Cay Drive, the road that connects to the highway between the public beach and the adjacent creek.