SHORTLY before 10 o’clock last night a message flashed on our night editor’s computer: Police on way to investigate two murders. One occurred shortly after 6pm, victim died in hospital an hour later.
DESPERATE TO win the 2012 general election, the PLP campaigned across this country with promises that in return for their votes they would give Bahamians “all the world and more besides”.
AS WE have said in this column before, at least Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe has had the guts to face the facts that crime is not only destroying our people, but it is also destroying our economy. We have always found that the best way to solve a problem is to face it.
BRITAIN’S most famous son of the 20th century, Winston Churchill, once said: “When men have the habit of liberty, the Press will continue to be the vigilant guardian of the rights of the ordinary citizen”.
AT LAST the long expected National Insurance Board’s forensic audit report — commissioned by the government last year — is public, leaving more questions than answers.
THE MURDER of an American visitor over the weekend has removed the rose coloured glasses from the eyes of at least one government minister.
ALTHOUGH last week Moody’s cut Slovenia’s rating by two notches to “junk”, this proud central European nation —one of the EU’s most recent members – is determined not to become the fifth eurozone country to ask for financial aid.
YESTERDAY, Tribune readers living in the Cable Beach, Lyford Cay area, complained that on Monday newspaper vendors were handing out a bright coloured flyer that defamed Lyford Cay resident Louis Bacon.
NO WONDER FNM Chairman Darron Cash yesterday demanded to know where NIB Minister Shane Gibson had hidden “the beef”.
HAS THERE been another mysterious leak in the Cargill National Insurance Board inquiry?
TOMORROW IS the completion of the PLP’s first anniversary of a five-year term in office. It has been a disappointing first year with none of the 100-day promises delivered – although some have been attempted only to crash in dismal confusion.
WHO IS Keod Smith? In fact, we know who he is. Better put, the question should be: Who does Keod Smith think that he is?
IN A letter, dated February 15, 1891, to Abbot Bernard Locnikar of St John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, Fr Chrysostom Schreiner, founder of the Catholic Church in the Bahamas, reported that there were “seven sisters of Charity here, who conduct the best school on the island”.
MANY BAHAMIANS are walking contradictions. They accept that this country needs the goodwill of tourists and foreign investors, but — in the words spoken from the floor of the House by an older generation — they also “believe that they should bring them (foreigners) in, suck ’em dry and throw out the husks”.
FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell assured reporters yesterday that government’s “Bahamian first” approach on immigration matters would not end up in masses of foreign workers being ushered out of the country.