Time to open the books - Bahamians want an accounting

A FRIEND of ours told us of an incident that occurred a few weeks ago to illustrate the depth of agitation in the community of government’s seemingly mindless spending of their taxes.

Will Mt Fitzwilliam be ignored by the Press?

SINCE the release on Friday of the strict code of behaviour expected of the press when called to “cover” Government House, a jesting Bahamian wanted to know if we had indeed installed the Queen at Mount Fitzwilliam.

When will Bahamians be instructed in Ebola protocols?

EARLIER THIS month, health officials assured the public that protocols were in place to adequately take care of an Ebola-infected patient should one arrive on our doorstep.

FNM must select best candidate to defeat PLP

BAHAMIANS today who offer themselves for leadership in government must be prepared to subject their personal ambitions and consider what is best for the Bahamian people and this nation called the Bahamas.

Health Ministry breaks Ebola silence

SINCE July, the Ebola story has dominated the international airwaves, especially in the United States when it was learned that a Minnesota resident returning home to his Minnesota family collapsed after getting off a plane in Lagos. He later died in Lagos. He had been infected with Ebola in Liberia where he had worked as a top government official in the Liberian Ministry of Finance.

DNA hits a raw nerve with Mitchell

FOX HILL MP Fred Mitchell’s complaint that the Democratic National Alliance paid demonstrators to go to Bay Street Wednesday to protest against government, sounded like the exclamation of an incredulous child seeing a movie for the first time.

Government abdicated its responsibility

IN a recent interview with The Nassau Guardian, FML Group of Companies CEO Craig Flowers criticised those who were trying to “kill the government” for making decisions.

It is now that the Bahamas needs wise leaders

PETER Turnquest, FNM MP for Grand Bahama, finds it a “bit obscene” that the government would consider agreeing to a foreign entity not only redesigning, but actually owning much of downtown Nassau – the very centre of our government.

We have a Freedom of Information Act - put it to work

IN THE House this week, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe stated the obvious: “To find revenue we have to tax.”

Why hide FATF’s advice to the Bahamas?

PHEW! Doesn’t it seem complicated! Makes one want to find the nearest armchair to sit down to take it all in!

Will BAMSI be another Hatchet Bay or BARTAD?

BAHAMAS Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) has been described as an autonomous body located in North Andros and scheduled to open on September 29. It was announced that it will offer accredited associate degrees and certificates through its partnership with The College of the Bahamas.

Australian judges thanked for reducing Bahamas court calendar

THE Supreme Court case of Ms Marva Moxey, daughter of recently deceased Ed Moxey, renewed our interest in the five judges from “down under” who flew in from Australia in 1999 to assist the Bahamas in clearing its overburdened court calendar.

Government needs Miller to do the dirty work

ACCORDING to Phenton Neymour, former state minister for the environment, the Christie government has “shown weakness” by not firing Leslie Miller as chairman of BEC.

'Mother' Pratt calls for 'draconian' measures to fight crime

CYNTHIA “Mother” Pratt, a national security minister in the first Christie administration, conceded yesterday that “draconian measures” were now needed to bring this country’s crime under control.

A frightened society now speaks its mind

A FEW days ago a person commented that they didn’t understand all the fuss being made about constitutional changes to give women equal rights in their marriage if after all these years none of them ever raised their voices in protest to get it for themselves.