“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”
BAHAMIANS deserve better.
SPEAKING at a PLP town hall meeting last Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis warned his listeners that the return of former deputy prime minister Brent Symonette to frontline politics was proof that the FNM was now representing the interests of the “Bay Street Boys” – not that of the people.
MAKE NO bones about it, the political season is upon us.
IN OUR March 13 editorial we made an error that our readers – always on the ball– were quick to let us know about!
GOVERNMENT’S recent statement accusing Sarkis Izmirlian of being “unpatriotic” in his attempt to inform Bahamians of what was really behind the failure of Baha Mar, brought back many memories of another disgraceful period of this young, independent nation’s history.
WHEN the Nassau city dump erupted in massive flames on March 5, spewing thick black smoke for miles and setting a scene that from above looked like the island was on fire, no one could have predicted that what happened that day could have such far-reaching and long-lasting effects or that it could possibly swing an election and displace a government.
MR ROBERT Myers told Tribune Business on Friday that the same reason the city dump is burning “is the same reason the country is broke.”
THE LITANY of disasters surrounding the beleaguered Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government seems to be never-ending.
THE current Christie administration rose to power on a theme of Bahamians first but when it comes to appointing people and awarding contracts, the track record has been anything but Bahamians first.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance leader Branville McCartney, in an interview with The Tribune, explained that he had resigned his Senate seat to which he was appointed by Official Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner because it has become a distraction to his party.
A REQUEST for Justice Rhonda Bain to recuse herself from certain cases – one of which involves the Prime Minister - coupled with her application to have her nearing retirement date extended for another two years, comes within the same time frame as government’s attempt to pass the Interception of Communications Bill, 2017. These clashing interests have now started a conversation — a conversation questioning the extent of the judiciary’s independence from that of the executive.
IN August 1992 the late Sir Lynden Pindling cut a sorry figure as he admitted — in almost incredulous disbelief — that after 25 years his party had lost the election that year because it had lost touch with the Bahamian people.
IT IS said that you can judge a society by how it treats its animals. If that is so, the Bahamas would be judged harshly.
WE have no intention of discussing Canadian Bruno Rufa’s case now before the courts — that’s a matter for the courts. However, we are concerned about Mr Rufa being denied the inalienable right of every person in a democracy to defend himself when accused. Mr Rufa is being denied that right by the Bahamas Immigration Department.