FIRSTLY, let me sincerely express kudos to the Christie administration for introducing a compendium of Bills meant to eliminate all forms of gender inequality and discrimination that has for far too long been representative of some of the most discomposing blemishes in our Constitution.
By RASHAD ROLLE
THE Tribune’s recent editorial on Fred Mitchell’s use of the jingoistic slogan “my country, right or wrong”, to demand loyalty to the political directorate was intriguing.
YESTERDAY I had a most unforgettable, horrendous and downright hellish experience at the new Customs Offices at the Arawak Cay Container Port.
SOMETHING stinks about the government’s new deal with Renew Bahamas concerning the New Providence landfill, the secrecy surrounding their arrangement and the fact no public tender or Request for Proposal (RFP) for the landfill was ever issued.
LAST month, the government announced a 21-day consultation period over Peter Nygard’s proposed redevelopment of his resort at the tip of Lyford Cay. Nygard wants to rebuild what was destroyed by fire in 2009, and is also seeking permission for unspecified new construction.
YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: ‘Although our nation has progressed by leaps and bounds, we still have quite a ways to go’
The celebration of Independence Day has come to represent the essence of what it means to be Bahamian, with expressions of culture, patriotism and reflections on our national history permeating the atmosphere whilst also serving as an occasion for reconnecting with families and friends. That said, although our nation has progressed by leaps and bounds, we still have quite a ways to go.
LET’S be real, the US State Department’s 2014 Investment Report on the Bahamas is damning, condemnatory and a downright indictment of the state of affairs in this country.
ONE hundred years ago last Saturday, the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was assassinated in Sarajevo by a Serbian nationalist struggling for independence.
THIS week, I found it interesting that high-level figures within the Free National Movement had received death threats since March but no one had bothered to inform the public or, for that matter, make such a stink about it that the police would have felt compelled to address these matters with urgency and as a matter of public record.
“We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.” — Leona Helmsley
EDITOR, The Tribune.
BASED on the amount of tax dodging we have seen recently it appears that only the poor, the unfortunate and – in some cases – the middle class, are saddled with paying much needed taxes, which would go a long way towards settling the country’s skyrocketing debt and underwriting capital works and essential services.
Today, is my first column back after a brief sabbatical and one notes that so much has transpired over that time. As I get back into the flow of things, I intend to assess a few of the issues that jump out at me and continue to do so as usual.
DR Franklin Johnston, a strategist, project manager and advisor to the Jamaica Minister of Education, wrote a column in the Jamaica Observer of May 30 in which he basically contended that the Caribbean Common Market and Community (CARICOM) and the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) are the constructs of “Anglophone black people” and not in the interest of Jamaica.