EDITORIAL: A Prime Minister who waded beyond his depth

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, invited to address the third annual Press Club’s awards banquet Saturday night, seemed to know more about the workings of the foreign press than the achievements of the Bahamian journalists sitting in front of him.

EDITORIAL: When will we say ‘enough’ and protect this land and sea?

ON FRIDAY of last week, The Tribune ran a story headlined ‘Activists’ Fear for Cat Cay.’ The article was accompanied by several colour photos taken from the air a few days earlier showing once-stunning turquoise waters off South Cat Cay in the northern Bahamas clouded by sand and silt.

EDITORIAL: Welcome progress in just a week from government

In these columns last week we took the Free National Movement government to task for a sense of drift that seems to have developed recently despite its good start in office six months ago.

EDITORIAL: Answers needed on Haitian sloop

When a Haitian sloop came ashore on the southwest coast of New Providence in the wee hours of Sunday morning Bahamians were outraged. How could this have happened? Why did the Royal Bahamas Defence Force not spot and capture the would-be migrants before the boat reached shore?


LAST week’s church services and ceremonies in Nassau to mark Remembrance Day were conducted with customary solemnity, dignity and efficiency. They reflected, as they always do each November, the fine organisational work of those concerned in producing, with appropriate seriousness as well as pomp and pageantry, a national commemoration of those who perished in two world wars and other conflicts.

EDITORIAL: How to crack the traffic problem

It will not take yet another traffic study to tell us what we already know.

EDITORIAL: A Republican rout - but what next?

Last week, most of the attention in the American political world was on the biggest, most significant election of this year.

EDITORIAL: Don't rush ahead without the facts

In the country’s rush to taste blood and make the guilty pay for corruption, greed and graft, reports flying out of the Auditor-General’s office in the last week have been juicy teasers, tantalising pieces alleging, at best, financial indiscretion and at worst, blatant disregard for anything but the most self-serving gratification.

EDITORIAL: The system is the problem, not the man

An outsider reading the headlines of local papers in the last few days would rightly think world events had passed The Bahamas by.

EDITORIAL: Communism - a wretched and worthless fantasy

The Russian Revolution of 1917 is widely considered by historians to be one of the most important political events of the 20th century.

EDITORIAL: Talk about bad timing, Prime Minister

Prime Minister Dr Hubert A Minnis last week acted on what appeared to be a revelation – Members of Parliament, he said, are not earning enough. How can we expect them to govern giving their all, pouring through hundreds of pages of documents to prepare for every session of the House of Assembly, and serve their constituency on a salary of some $34,000?

EDITORIAL: Serious political turmoil in Spain

While new nations were created in Eastern Europe and beyond by the break-up in the 1980s of the state of Yugoslavia followed later by the dissolution of the Soviet Union, borders in Western Europe have largely remained firm since the end of the Second World War.

EDITORIAL: Where are the ethics in President Trump’s cabinet?

READERS may recall news accounts of US president Donald Trump’s first full cabinet meeting. It was held at the White House on June 12. The nearly five month delay since his inauguration in January was due to confirmation delays for several of his nominees, as well as a few defections before the Republican-controlled Senate could even act to confirm them.

EDITORIAL: What are and where are the PLP’s core principles?

THE THEME of the PLP’s three-day convention, which ended in confusion on the final day, seemed to be that the country’s first political party must get back to its “core principles”. However, although everyone described much of what was lacking in today’s party, at no time during the conference did anyone enunciate the principles on which it was founded, nor where these principles have been hiding all of these years.

EDITORIAL: The media needs to report world trends

LAST week in this column, we commented on the US mainstream broadcasting media’s propensity to cover relatively trivial news at the expense of more serious topics.