TRIBUNE COMMENT: Another drive-by, a man falls fatally shot. We should all be shocked but today after so many killed it’s as if NO ONE CARES
This is the moment gunfire erupted on a quiet street on Wednesday evening – and yesterday it felt as if no one seemed to care another life had been taken.
THERE will predictably be outrage from civil servants over just 12 words spoken yesterday by the Minister of Education, Jeffrey Lloyd.
“Not fit for office.” That’s the concern being raised amid an apparent crisis of leadership in the Baptist community here in The Bahamas.
WHEN you look at Parliament, you’d be forgiven for thinking it looks like a men’s club.
Out of date, ineffective and failed. That’s the verdict of AML vice president Renea Bastian on price control – the policy that intends to keep the price down on essential items so that people aren’t priced out of the ability to feed themselves.
FIRST, the good news. A deal is on the table from Carnival to settle with prosecutors after one of its ships dumped plastic and food waste in Bahamas waters last year. The company will pay $20m in fines.
SUPPOSE for a minute that you’re starting up a business. You go to the bank manager and pitch your business plan – you’re going to let people come into your business, use whatever services they need and when it comes to paying for them? Well, you’re not going to turn anyone away from your business, even if they say they can’t pay for what you’re selling.
WE’RE not sure whether we should be wishing Ruth Bowe-Darville congratulations on her new job or happy 65th birthday – but the arrival of both at once has caused a few to raise questions.
Taking care of the cents seems to be saving the dollars when it comes to the latest budget.
We should listen to Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar.
Stop beating us in court, Fred!
When we wondered in Friday’s paper if a summer of discontent was heading the way of The Bahamas, little did we know another cloud was already forming on the horizon.
To hear some members of the government talk, you’d think all was right with the country – but is that a summer of discontent we glimpse on the horizon?
The national motto may be Forward, Upward, Onward, Together – but for some people it seems to be Backward, Downward, Rearward and Every Man For Himself.
THERE is a lot of sabre rattling when it comes to the issue of immigration – so it was very welcome to hear the clear voice of retired Justice Rubie Nottage yesterday putting issues into perspective.