IT has been a long time coming – but junior doctors walked out yesterday.
AS the nation continues to struggle through the power problems affecting New Providence, there continue to be moments that make you realise how little prepared the government was for this.
OUT goes the sin tax, in comes a ban on sugary drinks.
Stormy waters lie ahead for the government – some of them literally – as it tries to keep on track for its deficit target of one percent this year.
There was a very quick retreat yesterday from Finance Minister Peter Turnquest after the subject of a possible rise in the minimum wage was broached.
When the ban on single-use plastics was first proposed, we warmly welcomed it in this column – with one caveat: It has to be enforced.
There are times when you wonder about the humanity of some people.
If the public was hoping for reassurance from yesterday’s BPL press conference, there was little to be found.
“This has gone beyond a crisis. This is an all-out catastrophe.”
It is almost eight years since Marco Archer was murdered, a killing which shocked Bahamians at a time of too many killings.
Do it my way or I’ll close my resort.
The holiday weekend was a well-deserved break for many. People packed up work on Friday, and headed home ready to enjoy the three-day break – ready to relax and unwind. It’s a shame Bahamas Power and Light had other plans for Bahamians.
Imagine a Bahamas without conch.
It happened in the dead of night. At four in the morning, officers from the immigration department swooped in an operation called Rising Sun – but it ended with accusations of violence, claims officers entered a property without a warrant, and a prominent member of a Bahamas human rights group held in custody with family members for hours.
The race is on. School term starts on September 2 – and the dash to repair buildings before the start of the term is well under way. The question is, will it be done on time?