IT WAS announced by government last week that at long last Bahamian aircraft will no longer have to pay the US Federal Aviation Administration overflight fees to cross its own islands.
THERE are varying opinions about the first signs that Baha Mar might be starting to move towards a long delayed opening.
EVERY once in a while, an idea is proposed that makes so much sense you wonder why no one thought of it before. Naming the waters of The Bahamas the Lucayan Sea is one of those ideas.
IT WAS refreshing to hear a young Bahamian tell his followers that they could not expect “an administration to be accountable and follow the law, if we ourselves are not going to follow the law.”
NATIONAL Security Minister Bernard Nottage must have been carried away with the wild beat of the junkanoo drums during New Year Day’s Junkanoo Parade when he told our reporter that Bahamians would agree that the PLP government has the best policies to fight crime and improve people’s lives.
ON FRIDAY, Tribune President Robert Carron announced The Tribune Media Group’s establishment of the Aidan Roger Carron Children’s Foundation to make available to our medical profession the latest information, equipment and whatever is needed to assist them in their fight against paediatric diseases in The Bahamas.
WITH THE onset of a new year, world politics are now dominated by changes set in train during 2016. All eyes are on America and Russia, the Middle East and the future of the European Union.
WITH the 2017 election deadline only four months away, there is growing concern that Bahamians are so turned off by their politicians that they are not registering to vote.
THE Cabinet of the Bahamas and Las Vegas have a lot in common.
ON BOXING DAY, hundreds of under privileged children crossed Paradise Island bridge — many of them for the first time — to attend the Santa Claus Committee’s Christmas party organised especially for their enjoyment.
WHAT a gift to be dropped into The Bahamas’ Christmas stocking a mere five days before Christmas!
“It is because people feel they can make a difference that they do.”
TODAY’S politicians don’t seem to understand that Bahamians are no longer impressed by their promises, yet they continue to throw out the attractive-sounding bait still believing that there are enough voters out there of borderline intelligence to bite.
ON a radio programme over the weekend, FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis described himself as the “people’s candidate”. He dismissed FNM House Leader Loretta-Butler Turner as the “Queen’s candidate”.
It’s the holidays and that means we get to rub our hands together, scratch our chin, ponder awhile and pronounce who’s been naughty and who’s been nice in 2016.