RECENTLY, the US Embassy warned of increased incidents of sexual assault in New Providence, some of them linked to the “loosely regulated” water sports on Paradise Island.
PRIME Minister Christie, who in 2002 successfully led his party to defeat the FNM’s referendum that would have given equality to Bahamian women, boasted at the time that Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham could not get such a referendum through, but he – Perry Christie — could and would.
DR Myles Munroe, with his wife, Ruth, and two leaders of his ministry, was killed when his plane crashed Sunday afternoon as it prepared to land in Freeport during a rainstorm. Dr Munroe, and the eight passengers in his Lear Jet with him, was on his way to Freeport to open his 2014 Global Leadership Forum.
SO ANXIOUS to win the 2012 election, the Christie government promised the Bahamian people that if elected it would reduce, if not eradicate, the country’s escalating crime. The PLP claimed to have had the answers.
WE recall years ago when many Bahamians bitterly complained that the banks would not grant them unsecured loans to build their homes and start small businesses. At the time the PLP encouraged them in their demands, and the belief that the purpose of a bank was to help the little man get on his feet. No solution was offered as to what would happen to the bank when too many “little men” failed.
“THE Committee of Public Accounts,” says May’s Parliamentary Practice – the practitioner’s “bible” for the Westminster system of government – “is empowered to examine the appropriation accounts and such other accounts laid before Parliament as the committee thinks fit.
“Grant that I may not criticise my neighbour until I have walked a mile in his moccasins,” says an old Indian prayer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.