THE atrocious terrorist attack at the end of a pop concert in Manchester earlier this week has shocked not only the British people but also the world.
THE suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester, England, on Monday night has claimed at least 22 lives.
THE Bahamian public is still feeding off the recent election like a remora sucking nutrients from the underside skin of the shark’s belly.
FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis, who will enter the House of Assembly as leader of a four-member Opposition, has warned the new government not to “misrepresent or distort” the PLP’s long legacy of governance.
YESTERDAY in these columns, we praised the Prime Minister for making a review of the public finances his first priority.
WE CONGRATULATE Prime Minister Hubert Minnis for making public finances the first item of business. Unless he gets the country’s finances under control and knows exactly the position of the Public Treasury, his government will find it difficult to move forward with plans for the many projects needed to increase employment.
WHEN American President Donald Trump summarily fired the US Attorney General James Comey last week, it felt like a watershed moment. Or, perhaps, a Watergate moment.
THE Free National Movement has swept into office in a landslide of historic proportions with a 35-4 seat majority in the House of Assembly.
IN moving into the future, it is important to understand why the FNM swept the polls in last Wednesday’s general election, almost eliminating this country’s first political party. According to Leslie Miller, former PLP MP for Tall Pines, the PLP were wiped out because of the hatred for former prime minister Perry Christie.
WHILE the Free National Movement’s overwhelming victory at the polls on Wednesday has sent seismic shockwaves through the whole nation, we hope that members of the new government will not be tempted to indulge in excessive self-congratulation.
THE Bahamian people have spoken. They want a better Bahamas.
IT is indeed a tragedy when a people become so devoid of moral fibre that they can no longer distinguish between right and wrong.
NEVER has so much been at stake as it will be tomorrow when voters go to the polls in The Bahamas.
“THE short memories of the American voter is what keeps our politicians in office,” quipped American humorist and actor, Will Rogers.
BY THIS time next week, the outcome of the general election will be known and the die will be cast. Either this country will be condemned to five more years of the same old tired and corrupt politicians of a flawed Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government or we shall be embarking on a different and hopeful path with new political faces leading us perhaps to a better, less corrupt, more honest and more prosperous future.