WHEN independence was finally wrenched from Britain in April 1980, Zimbabwe was described as the “jewel of Africa” by Tanzania’s President Julius Nyerere.
Once again, this was a busy week of tackling issues in the country.
In these columns last week we took the Free National Movement government to task for a sense of drift that seems to have developed recently despite its good start in office six months ago.
History waits for no one and clocks do not stop because a loved one dies. Each time we lose someone who means something special to us in our personal lives we wonder what more we could have done for them before they passed or how we might have acted differently had we known their end was so near.
When a Haitian sloop came ashore on the southwest coast of New Providence in the wee hours of Sunday morning Bahamians were outraged. How could this have happened? Why did the Royal Bahamas Defence Force not spot and capture the would-be migrants before the boat reached shore?
We, the Bahamian people, are frequent victims of the bait and switch. Parties in opposition agree with us, promise to represent our positions, then forget about us once they have consent to govern on our behalf.
LAST week’s church services and ceremonies in Nassau to mark Remembrance Day were conducted with customary solemnity, dignity and efficiency. They reflected, as they always do each November, the fine organisational work of those concerned in producing, with appropriate seriousness as well as pomp and pageantry, a national commemoration of those who perished in two world wars and other conflicts.
It will not take yet another traffic study to tell us what we already know.
The absence of meaningful consultation between governments and private sector organisations in the Caribbean is leading to the implementation of externally-driven laws and regulations which will not serve the region well.
The Bahamas’ leading human rights lawyer continues his analysis of the Minnis administration’s December 31 deadline for illegal immigrants to leave the country.
Last week, most of the attention in the American political world was on the biggest, most significant election of this year.
In 2014, the former PLP administration established the parliamentary select committee to determine salary increases for MPs. Needless to say, “nobody was on dey run”. The mid-term timimg for this proposal (as that former administration’s popularity
In the country’s rush to taste blood and make the guilty pay for corruption, greed and graft, reports flying out of the Auditor-General’s office in the last week have been juicy teasers, tantalising pieces alleging, at best, financial indiscretion and at worst, blatant disregard for anything but the most self-serving gratification.
In 2005, a jaw-dropping California court ruling sent shock waves through a crowd of Hollywood A-listers.
Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced last week the current administration will amend legislation in order to allow Bahamian women to automatically transfer citizenship to their children at birth in the same way Bahamian men already do.