As a young boy growing up in Nassau, I once saw a fight between police officers and a very intoxicated street corner philosopher whose fondness for foreign poultry earned him the nickname ‘American Chicken’.
WITH the government signing yet another Heads of Agreement (HOA) on Monday, it appears that Prime Minister Perry Christie has returned to his old ways.
Bahamians should not think travelling abroad for cancer treatment is necessarily the best plan. Dr Tom McGowan explains why . . .
Did you know humans can levitate?
WITH every news report I watch, listen to or read, the shorter my fuse becomes ... my fuse of tolerance, that is, for what masquerades in The Bahamas as leadership and governance.
Despite the cold weather earlier in the week, the air was unbearably hot in certain political arenas.
At the rate that the Free National Movement (FNM) is going, it is on the fast track to snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in 2017. The political chicanery on display within the FNM has reinforced the perception that the road to governance and victory at the polls next year is getting steeper.
The debate in Britain on anti-Muslim comments made by the divisive Republican presidential candidate was a waste of time and hypocritical, Peter Young says The debate in Britain on anti-Muslim comments made by the divisive Republican presidential candidate was a waste of time and hypocritical, Peter Young says . . .
Most people I know are averse to taking chances, creating changes and new possibilities where they can’t see them. But I’ve taken so many of them, in every way you can think of, in every aspect of my life.
This past week, the Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) stated for the record that it would not sign on to the government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) plans because they felt marginalised by the process.
Rather than going into the political abyss, Prime Minister Perry Christie decided to take a trip to Jamaica to pretend for the international community that his government is the prototype of progressive, forward-thinking and good governance. Mr Christie gave the keynote address at the official opening of the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s trade show on Tuesday.
Last November, a regional conference in Guyana focused on abolishing the death penalty, which many Caribbean territories - including The Bahamas - want to keep on the books.
We imagine a scene this week in the office of Perry G Christie, Prime Minister, joined by Philip “Brave” Davis, Deputy Prime Minister, Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and favourite speechwriter nicknamed “Bright Boy”. They are discussing his keynote address at this week’s Bahamas Business Outlook Conference.
Every month of this year, PolitiCole is using this space to rally Bahamians living abroad (starting in America) to find out their hopes and plans for their native Bahamaland.
Brad L Brasseur explores the current problems in creating good education for the poor in developing nations and looks at some of the solutions.