THE 2013/2014 fiscal budget is supposed to be presented in Parliament in less than two weeks.
THIRTY-TWO years ago this month, four Defence Force marines were killed when a 103-foot Bahamian patrol boat was sunk by the Cuban air force less than six weeks after the formation of the RBDF.
The worst crime levels in The Bahamas are not of murder, attempted murder or armed robbery. And the worst assault taking place in our communities is not at the hands of street thugs or gangsters.
THE REV Fr S Sebastian Campbell continues his articles reflecting on how to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Independence.
THE recent controversy over Immigration policy is clear evidence of the inability of Bahamian governments to rationally tackle the core issues that hold our economy back.
CHINESE Ambassador to The Bahamas Mr Hu Shan writes about Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Chinese dream.
TODAY’s column is my last column until the 25th of May. I am presently preparing to sit year one of the Bahamas Bar exams and so I must now fully focus on studying.
By Sir Ronald Sanders
IT was promising to see some average, everyday Bahamians gather at Rawson Square this week to demonstrate about matters concerning them. In last week’s column, I spoke about the need for us to break out of the mindset of sitting and waiting for a general election to take an active role in our democracy. To the extent that right-minded Bahamians are starting to get that message and go beyond just talk to action, I am encouraged.
GREAT HARBOUR CAY, the Berry Islands -- “I call it the knowing. I know what’s going to happen,” 58-year-old Craig Wells confided to me from beneath a raggedy straw hat at the dilapidated beach bar here, just across from the airport terminal.
“NOTHING is happening…..the government them ain’t doing nutting……!”
THIS week was a particularly frustrating one for me.
ROCK SOUND, Eleuthera – Other than sun, sand and sea, South Eleuthera’s attractions are modest – a landlocked ocean hole where you can feed the snappers, an 87-year-old fig tree spreading along the highway, and an historic Methodist manse.
FIRSTLY, my follow-up column on oil is coming next week! That said, this week became extra interesting when the nation’s youth and future leaders—students enrolled at the College of the Bahamas (COB)—were denied access to the people’s Parliament (House of Assembly) under the fabricated premise that they posed a security threat
It is about time the government of the day is called out about the shameless and dangerous charade it is playing with the Bahamian people and economy regarding expatriates, work permits and the role of foreign labour in our country.