TODAY The Tribune says without apology that Hubert Alexander Ingraham should be the man at the head of our government in this, its hour of urgent need.
“GET up and get going or you will be gone!” was the swift kick in the pants that the late Prime Minister Sir Lynden Pindling gave his MPs on the last night of the PLP’s 35th national convention.
IN THIS column yesterday we confirmed Mr Richard Lightbourn’s statement in the House that students, caught up in the get-rich-quick euphoria of the drug era, were writing essays on how they wanted to become drug dealers like some of their family members and friends.
A MINOR kerfuffle was created in the House of Assembly on Thursday during the debate to create the University of The Bahamas.
“FIRE Moody’s if The Bahamas is given a downgrade for poor performance,” suggested former State Finance Minister James Smith on learning that Moody’s was threatening to downgrade this country’s credit rating within the next two months.
MOODY’S has given The Bahamas a two-month reprieve in which to either initiate a programme that has the potential of improving this country’s economic growth rate or face its present Baa2 bond rating being dropped to junk status.
ON FRIDAY in its Investors Services newsletter, Moody’s announced that the Bahamas’ Baa2 rating was now on review for a downgrade.
On June 23 - a week after Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins launched a blistering attack in the House on government’s handling of the $3.5 billion Baha Mar resort, accusing the Chinese bank and construction company of “deceiving” Bahamians over the stalled development to protect their own financial interests - PLP national chairman Bradley Roberts decided to dip his own oar into the cauldron of discord.
AFTER reading PLP chairman Bradley Roberts’ rant on Friday criticising FNM leader Dr Hubert Minnis for “flip-flopping” in his support for the recently failed Constitutional Referendum there are those who are wondering whether the old political battle axe is starting to slip.
NEW YORK Times’ op-ed columnist Frank Bruni, writing an appreciation of Cassandra Butts, President Barack Obama’s appointee as US Ambassador to the Bahamas, noted that she had been waiting for more than 820 days for confirmation in her post and was still waiting when she unexpectedly died on May 25.
TOMORROW – June 7, 2016 – could go down in history as the day that Bahamians wisely decided that all Bahamians — men and women— should be equal under the law.
ON JUNE 7th, Bahamians will be given the chance to right the wrongs committed against the family - Bahamian women and children in particular - in a Constitutional Referendum that was lost just before the 2002 election.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis says he has no reason to apologise for having voted against the 2002 constitutional referendum that would have put Bahamian women on an equal footing with their male counterparts because it was Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham who had inspired the results when he “politicised” the vote.
WITH a foreign publication predicting that the once promising Baha Mar resort would bankrupt the Bahamas, the resort’s court appointed receiver has announced that there is a “good expectation” that the $3.5 billion hotel will be sold before September. Obviously, the hotel’s opening date will follow.
“WHO IS that woman?” snarled a Bahamian man with the curl of the lip. That woman happens to be Supreme Court Justice Indira Charles of St Lucia.