NOW that the political battle lines for the upcoming general election are as clear as they will ever get - and the election has been set for May 10 - we can take a look at the prospects.
BAHAMIANS have an incredible tolerance for official villainy.
JUST over a month ago, our New Providence landfill, aka our national dumpsite, a veritable national monument, caught afire like it never has before.
WHATEVER happened to the blustering Donald Trump, who promised to show the world how he was going to put an expansionist China in its place and make “America First” again? Of course, we did not realise that America was not first, but that is the gospel according to Trump — a gospel, which, after only 40 days in office, we have decided to ignore.
IN ANTICIPATION of the fast approaching general election, we analysed in these columns yesterday the poor performance of the ruling Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and called for unity amongst the opposition parties in order to bring about political change in the Bahamas.
Once again our political landscape mirrors today’s hottest reality tv and epic soap operas of days gone by.
WITH THIS week’s announcement of the dissolution of Parliament on April 11 and a general election just around the corner, there is already a palpable growing sense of relief that political change is imminent.
1 That awful slogan In a country where basic grammar and literacy are in such short supply, there is nothing cute, charming or amusing about the elevation of rank inarticulacy into the lexicon of a major political party.
According to reports from the Parliamentary Registration Department, 141,698 people had registered to vote as at March 20 for the 2017 general election .
AS LONG lines formed at voter registration centres yesterday following Sunday’s announcement by the Prime Minister that he would dissolve Parliament on April 11, paving the way for the national election, the question on many minds was obvious - what is the date of the election?
The more news I read or listen to, the more questions I have.
On March 28, the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS) experienced a public spectacle of disarray that, in 36 years of diplomatic life in many international and multinational organisations, I have never witnessed. A similar observation was made by many other seasoned Ambassadors.
After two years and two months, our Prime Minister has finally delivered a thorough accounting in response to the question of the decade, ‘Where da VAT money gone?’ Well, sort of. Okay, not really.
A random act of terrorism in London last week has brought the issues around multicultural Britain into sharp focus again, Peter Young says . . .
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing. A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak - Ecclesiastes 3:4”