AS IF the Baha Mar situation is not bad enough, the two persons who should be kept as far away as possible from any “negotiations” to get the $3.5 billion Cable Beach resort opened by the winter season, have now stuck their noses in where they should not be tolerated.
YESTERDAY The Tribune published an interesting Associated Press article from Georgetown, Guyana on government’s suspension of expansion work being done at Cheddi Jagan airport.
OH where, oh where has our sovereignty gone, oh, where, oh where can it be?
WAS THE government’s real objective the protection of the Bahamas’ sovereignty, or to be rid of Baha Mar’s CEO Sarkis izmirlian?
AFTER sitting at the negotiating table into the wee hours of a Beijing morning, the Bahamas government delegation was on its way home last night with little good news of the fate of the $3.5 billion Baha Mar resort.
ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard-Gibson, with the Bahamas’ sovereignty tucked under her arm, has flown to Beijing, China, with a delegation of nine to negotiate with the Chinese government on the fate of Baha Mar. The future of the Bahamas’ tourist industry hangs on their decision.
WE do not agree with Bishop Simeon Hall that there should be no reaction from those Bahamians, yet to receive government’s promised assistance for their financial losses when CLICO (Bahamas) collapsed, on learning that the government has paid the salaries of more than 2,000 Baha Mar employees who are now jobless.
IT APPEARS that whatever government puts its hands to, it bungles.
MOST Bahamians are very passionate about their politics. It would be unusual for a day to pass without someone grumbling about something that displeased them, either with the PLP government, the Opposition FNM or the DNA.
IT IS no secret — at least no secret among the work force at Baha Mar – that Sarkis Izmirlian, chairman and chief executive of Baha Mar, was paying his staff out of his own pocket, despite the fact that all work had stopped when the contractor closed down the project with no resumption date in mind.
THE town went into shock Monday with the surprise announcement by Baha Mar that it has started the process of going into voluntary bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code.
ON the 2012 campaign trail to defeat the Ingraham government, then Opposition leader Perry Christie invited voters to recognise him as the bridge between the late prime minister Lynden Pindling and the “new generation of PLP leaders”.
CRIME is down, murders are up, therefore it should not be said that the PLP’s crime “policies have fallen short and that the sole basis upon which (the government’s) efforts should be measured is the murder rate”.
“AT some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.
RELIEVED that his political colleagues had let him off the hook, MICAL MP V Alfred Gray declared in his defence that he would never break the law knowingly.