FROM TIME to time, one hears the suggestion that the Westminster system of government does not suit The Bahamas. In our opinion, the only reason that it doesn’t suit The Bahamas is because we don’t understand it and have, over the years, bastardised it.
RECENT events affecting the European Union must be causing concern in Washington.
“THE era of Ingraham is over,” declared a self-satisfied Hubert Minnis who inherited the FNM leadership from former prime minister Hubert Ingraham, who resigned his North Abaco seat after serving as prime minister for 15 years – three terms.
AS a Bahamas government delegation jetted to Hong Kong over the weekend, to meet with and conduct a due diligence investigation of the conglomerate that wants to purchase Baha Mar, it would seem by announcements being made in Nassau that the trip is only a formality.
ON SUNDAY, as hundreds shouted and cheered the sailing at the Best of the Best Regatta at Montagu Park and as others revelled in the elite world of Albany with golf greats like Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods vying for a $3.5 million purse, the Bahamas must have seemed from the outside to be idyllic.
TO BE instantly recognisable worldwide by one’s first name or initials is a unique testament to fame or notoriety.
IN 2010, the Cayman islands brought in British police to tackle a rise in gang-related crime that business leaders feared could hurt the territory’s image as a safe financial and tourist destination.
ON Friday, November 25, history was made in The Bahamas.
WHILE Prime Minister Perry Christie attempted to extend a hand of cooperation to the many Bahamians who have lost faith in his government, his arrogant Foreign Affairs Minister, in an audio recording released on social media only hours before the organised demonstration was to begin, forbade his party’s supporters to attend. Despite this warning three Cabinet ministers did attend.
IN AN increasingly interconnected world in which information can be instantaneously and continuously transmitted across time zones at the click of a computer mouse, it comes as no surprise that globalisation continues to grow at a bewildering pace.
LAST WEEK, Archbishop Patrick Pinder urged the government to abolish the death penalty. Instead, in a pastoral letter from the Bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, it was recommended that government should concentrate on the rehabilitation of the offender.
IN 1973, when Timothy Gibson penned the national anthem of the newly-independent Bahamas, ‘March on, Bahamaland’, the words had a hopeful ring.
“THE BAHAMAS has a proud record of press freedom and deserves our highest commendation in that regard. Public discourse, vigorous and open discussion are essential to the preservation of your thriving democracy.
WHILE THE world’s attention remains focused on the US presidential election and its immediate aftermath, another issue of international significance - the process of putting into effect Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU) - continues to cause concern and controversy.
WE agree with former National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest that it is a “waste of time” — and we might add money — for the Boundaries Commission at this late date to consider increasing the constituencies for the 2017 general election.