FIFTY-SEVEN years ago, Christ Church Cathedral was filled with Bahamians from all walks of life —among them the leading citizens of the town — to pay tribute to a humble tailor considered by many to be the wisest man in town.
LARGE-SCALE migration of people from country to country or across continents is not new. America was a nation created by immigrants as was Britain in much earlier times, which, in common with other countries, also later provided a safe haven for refugees like the Huguenots in the 17th century and for threatened Jewish communities fleeing Nazi Germany in the 1930s. This was followed by the settlement in Britain of large numbers of immigrants from Commonwealth countries from the 1950s onwards who were legally entitled to enter and stay.
FREEPORT’S Dr Michael Darville, Shadow Minister of Health, has congratulated Health Minister Dr Duane Sands for his government’s plans to upgrade the Accident and Emergency and other sections of the Princess Margaret Hospital, noting that not only was it a “step in the right direction,” but that it was what the PLP had planned to do before it was voted out of office.
DR Charles Clarke, former president of the Bahamas Doctors Union and defeated PLP candidate for St Anne’s in the recent general election, took issue with Health Minister Dr Duane Sands for the way in which he handled the recent flooding crisis at the Princess Margaret Hospital.
ON July 14, history was made in North Bimini.
WE agree with former prime minister Hubert Ingraham that elections rather than a short time in prison settles ”scores between populations and politicians.”
IT WILL have come as no surprise to many people that last week’s G20 meeting in Germany of the countries with the world’s largest economies attracted even more media attention than is usual for such a significant gathering.
FOR THE first time Bahamians have been told the truth. No matter what they have heard over the years —particularly in the past five years under a PLP government— their Emperor is bare.
THE desire to create greater visitor experiences and boost the local economy by opening new entrepreneurial opportunities is a worthy goal and has its rightful place in the planning and zoning of islands like New Providence that welcome millions of cruise and stayover guests a year. But that rightful place is not Montagu Beach.
IN THESE columns last week we commented on the current uncertainty in the European Union (EU) and in Britain engendered by the start of the Brexit negotiations to determine the conditions of the latter’s departure from the bloc.
HOW many more bodies wearing ankle bracelets are to be picked up from the highways and byways of this island before our courts get the message?
DEVELOPMENTS in the European Union are under the spotlight again as the formal negotiations have now started about the terms of Britain’s departure from the bloc. These come just a year after the nation’s referendum on its future EU relationship and the surprise decision, by a narrow margin, to leave.
“IT should not be a mystery to us what the Chinese want: it is what all powerful countries want. It’s not about interest earned on a loan or making profits from operating a hotel. They want resources for the mother land,” so writes an “Observer” on page 8 of today’s Tribune.
EVERY once in a while, a story appears in a major US publication that discusses American foreign policy under Donald Trump. Does the US president even have a coherent foreign policy? He seems to regard international relations with the same casual disdain he accords to the truth about himself or his political opponents.
THE title of this article tells the whole story. Say the word history and response is akin to an invitation to watch grass grow. Say sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll and wow, try to keep curious eyes and inquiring minds from reading on to see what comes next.