There was a very quick retreat yesterday from Finance Minister Peter Turnquest after the subject of a possible rise in the minimum wage was broached.
It’s so hard to keep everything straight in Washington, DC these days.
When the ban on single-use plastics was first proposed, we warmly welcomed it in this column – with one caveat: It has to be enforced.
THE ALICIA WALLACE COLUMN: Let us know when the lights are going off and at least we can plan around it
Bahamas Power and Light held a press conference on Sunday, and while many of us tuned in, none of us have better information that we had before.
There are times when you wonder about the humanity of some people.
The cover of the international magazine the Rotarian features Barry Rassin and his wife Esther with a group of flamingoes gathered in front.
In last week’s column, I surmised that Britain was in for an autumn of political disruption over Brexit. The nation has been overwhelmed by this thorniest of issues that has provoked deep divisions and the resulting uncertainty and instability could become even worse.
If the public was hoping for reassurance from yesterday’s BPL press conference, there was little to be found.
THE response to Haitians arriving in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries has been lamentable at best and contemptible at worst. They have been treated, for the most part, as pariahs particularly by the ignorant and bigoted.
WHILE entertaining some of my fellow professional stand-up comedians, who were in town recently, you know libations were a must, so off to the pub we went.
“This has gone beyond a crisis. This is an all-out catastrophe.”
Let me state this up front. I am not a psychologist and I have absolutely no training in the psyche of anything. Sometimes I don’t even understand why my dog barks at nothing, or nothing that we can see or hear. Just stating all that up front so you don’t have any expectations that what I am about to discuss has any scientific basis whatsoever and is based solely on serious conjecture.
It is almost eight years since Marco Archer was murdered, a killing which shocked Bahamians at a time of too many killings.
Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland and the epicentre of its political life, has seen better days. Now 290 years old, the city was still America’s second largest - after only New York - as recently as 1850.
I have been reading about a new Sand Dollar - not the physical sea urchin, but an immaterial financial concept based on digital technology. We will never see a Sand Dollar to hold in our hand, just a numeral in an account statement.