AS Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis led a delegation to Dominica yesterday to view firsthand the devastation left by Hurricane Irma, we wondered how anyone could be so cold, so callous, so hard-hearted as to believe that by helping others we deprive ourselves of the ability to help Bahamians.
IT IS said that “a politician is a person running for office who flip-flops on issues as the polls change.” While the politician makes promises he might not deliver on once elected, “the statesman is a person who stands by his ideals and does everything in his power to do what he believes is right for the people of his country.”
ON Sunday, while intransit to the US, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, paid a visit to PM Dr Hubert Minnis here in Nassau. After the meeting, and hearing first hand of Dominica’s obliterated infrastructure, and despite not having an offi
THE resumption of Parliament at Westminster following the long summer break, together with another round of Brexit negotiations in Brussels, has ensured that the issue of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union is once again at the forefront of the nation’s political and economic agenda.
“Yes, mommy, I love you too.”
WHAT makes you think you’re so smart? Maybe you got a few As and Bs on your national exams, maintained a decent GPA, got into your first choice university, landed a great job with a fancy title, or get a lot of likes on your lengthy Facebook posts.
“THERE, but for the grace of God, go I!”
ON Sunday, politics dominated the football field in America, displaying a deep divide that is not unlike a quiet storm we are facing in The Bahamas.
ALTHOUGH the PLP government seemed to have no difficulty spending $10m in consultancy fees to set up a National Health Insurance scheme, it could not find $642,567.70, part of which was urgently needed to repair the roof of the Princess Margaret Hospital damaged by Hurricane Matthew in October last year.
THIS week I was asked to provide an answer to a question posed by an influential Washington-based publication regarding the future of tourism in the Caribbean in the wake of the damage wreaked, in quick succession, by two Category 5 hurricanes.
THERE are four basic types of bullying: verbal, physical, psychological, and cyber. Cyber-bullying is becoming one of the most common types. While victims can experience bullying at any age, it is witnessed most often in school-aged children.
What a week of revelations this has been.
WHILE Health Minister Dr Duane Sands has spent countless hours trying to discover how he is going to find the millions needed to bring the Princess Margaret Hospital up to an acceptable standard, we have Senator Fred Mitchell trying to defend the PLP’s legacy. After reading The Tribune’s front page today we are wondering what legacy there is to defend, but we leave that to our readers.
WHEN we talk about climate change, it is often in limited, abstract ways. Climate change is not just about the temperature, land mass, or sea levels. The effects of climate change include economic loss, changes in atmospheric concentration, and cult
IT IS, paradoxically, so easy to overlook and diminish Donald Trump, despite his ubiquitous presence in the news media worldwide. It seems natural to underestimate and dismiss as a temporary phenomenon this fatuous blowhard who seems so sensationally self-absorbed and disloyal that it is a wonder he has any political allies or even business associates. Trump has proven to be a headline hog who has so debased the office of president of the United States that pundits and casual observers alike still bet privately and occasionally publicly that he will not complete his first term in office.