BAHAMAS Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) has been described as an autonomous body located in North Andros and scheduled to open on September 29. It was announced that it will offer accredited associate degrees and certificates through its partnership with The College of the Bahamas.
THE Supreme Court case of Ms Marva Moxey, daughter of recently deceased Ed Moxey, renewed our interest in the five judges from “down under” who flew in from Australia in 1999 to assist the Bahamas in clearing its overburdened court calendar.
ACCORDING to Phenton Neymour, former state minister for the environment, the Christie government has “shown weakness” by not firing Leslie Miller as chairman of BEC.
CYNTHIA “Mother” Pratt, a national security minister in the first Christie administration, conceded yesterday that “draconian measures” were now needed to bring this country’s crime under control.
A FEW days ago a person commented that they didn’t understand all the fuss being made about constitutional changes to give women equal rights in their marriage if after all these years none of them ever raised their voices in protest to get it for themselves.
THE much-feared Value Added Tax (VAT) bill was rushed through parliament this week — and the only persons who seemed proud of the achievement were government members who, in the words of Labour Minister Shane Gibson, had to find money to pay government’s bills.
IT IS unfortunate that so many Bahamians — feeling they were duped by the recent failed “referendum” on gambling — have vowed to shun all future referendums.
“‘YOU SETTLE it…’ and they picked up their geordie bundles and came home for Christmas!”
THERE IS little wonder that Bahamians have no confidence in their leaders. The behaviour of politicians in their attempt to guide the constitutional referendum bills through parliament have exposed some of them to having more interest in winning their seats in the next election than ensuring that Bahamian men and women have equal rights in this country.
“WHERE there is fear and doubt, then there is disaster,” said Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis in the House yesterday as he seemed to back away from his party’s promised full support of the constitutional reforms needed to give Bahamian women equal civil rights with their men.
TODAY, government is to debate the issue as to whether gender discrimination is to be eliminated from the constitution so that Bahamian women can have the same rights as Bahamian men, especially in their family life.
YES a flag was burned, but it was not the Bahamian flag, nor was it a real flag. The Constitution was also burned with the perpetrator vowing that the ashes would be sent to then Prime Minister Sir Lynden Pindling “as a reminder of how our country is being destroyed”.
AS ANTHONY “Ace” Newbold took his place at the lectern of Holy Trinity parish church on Friday, he looked down on the draped coffin of his friend of 30 years, then donned the mantle of a Marc Antony come to bury his Caesar. This Bahamian Anthony, like that Roman Antony, and his Caesar, was determined not to let the good that Edmund Spencer Moxey, 80, had done for his people be interred with his bones.
THERE was much discomfort in the official pews at the state funeral on Friday of Edmund Spencer Moxey when Anthony “Ace” Newbold recalled with sarcasm how “our leaders said Edmund was ambitious and had to be stopped and punished – and so they did… and our leaders were all honourable men.”
SPEAKING to reporters at the opening of Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation’s executive offices last Thursday, Prime Minister Christie exuded confidence in a buoyant economic future for these islands.