THE LITANY of disasters surrounding the beleaguered Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government seems to be never-ending.
With all the political manure flying about, as ‘silly season’ has begun, I must admit as a professional comedian there is a ton of material to work with on a daily basis.
Today has been designated as World Kidney Day. This initiative undertaken and sponsored, now for the 11th successive year, by The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and The International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF), aims to bring global awareness to the importance of kidneys to overall health.
TODAY is International Women’s Day, a day for global recognition of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and a call to action for gender equality.
THE current Christie administration rose to power on a theme of Bahamians first but when it comes to appointing people and awarding contracts, the track record has been anything but Bahamians first.
AT the now infamous Progressive Liberal Party outdoor branch meeting in Fox Hill, Prime Minister Perry Christie said: “On account of a lunatic who was saying I should deny I own this condominium, dis what I tell him.” Then the middle finger went up.
SINGAPORE is often admired for the progress it has made since becoming an independent island nation in 1965.
By now, you’ve probably heard much about how Prime Minister Perry Christie shocked Bahamians near and far by waving the old “one finger salute” at a campaign rally on Monday night. Was I surprised that the prime minister used an obscenity to get a point across? No. Was he surprised that his “cursing mad” stunt didn’t work so well this time around? It sure seems that way.
A REQUEST for Justice Rhonda Bain to recuse herself from certain cases – one of which involves the Prime Minister - coupled with her application to have her nearing retirement date extended for another two years, comes within the same time frame as government’s attempt to pass the Interception of Communications Bill, 2017. These clashing interests have now started a conversation — a conversation questioning the extent of the judiciary’s independence from that of the executive.
‘Kill the Bill’ has become a rallying cry for privacy advocates in the Bahamas ever since the government - without prior notice - tabled a draconian new surveillance law called the Interception of Communications Bill.
IN August 1992 the late Sir Lynden Pindling cut a sorry figure as he admitted — in almost incredulous disbelief — that after 25 years his party had lost the election that year because it had lost touch with the Bahamian people.
“Seven people killed in 48 hours”?
IT IS said that you can judge a society by how it treats its animals. If that is so, the Bahamas would be judged harshly.
Ahhh, the plight of the Bahamian Surrey Horse, these road-weary beasts of burden who tirelessly pull carriages to and fro the cruise ship docks in Nassau in the hot sun.
WE have no intention of discussing Canadian Bruno Rufa’s case now before the courts — that’s a matter for the courts. However, we are concerned about Mr Rufa being denied the inalienable right of every person in a democracy to defend himself when accused. Mr Rufa is being denied that right by the Bahamas Immigration Department.