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The swearing in of Michael Pintard

Marco City MP Michael Pintard is now leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), Her Majesty’s official Opposition. Over the past 29 years, the FNM has been elected to government four times. The FNM, in my opinion, carries as much political weight as the governing Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). Consequently, the swearing in of Pintard as FNM leader should be considered headline news by the Bahamian media fraternity. But it would appear that Eyewitness News Bahamas does not see it that way.

The Beaches and Parks Commission

This week in the House of Assembly charges were made that the former Chairman of the Beaches & Parks Commission and his team may have spread around assorted contracts in the months and weeks leading up to the general elections.

Those in need?

The act of giving…simple charity is a wonderful act which must be encouraged and supported, but persons who are far from in need must not take advantage of ‘free this and that’ especially at this time when we still have suffering people in our community.

Wear a mask, PM

Have to give kudos to PM Davis for his advice as to our need to comply and maintain all the COVID protocols - But please do not say one thing and practice the opposite, you lose face, Sir…quickly.

Environment legislation

Thank you for giving me space to express my concerns about a situation that is unfolding that is deeply disturbing. I have heard numerous rumours since the new administration has taken over that the 2019 Environmental Planning and Protection Act and the 2020 Biological Resources and Traditional Knowledge Protection and Sustainable Use Act will be repealed.

Who did VAT cut help?

The new PM’s Press Secretary seems to think he is an elected MP…of course we copy the US with their Presidential-White House Press Officer… flags decor background of White House, etc, etc, only thing missing is the playing of the Star Spangled Banner!

What will it take for FNM win?

What will it take for the FNM to regain Government is obviously the crucial question facing the leadership of that party ... what will it take?

Looking back on Convention

Please allow me space in your column to express my views on the recent one day FNM Convention for the singular position of party leader.

Press Secretary oversteps

The new PM’s Press Secretary seems to think he is an elected MP…of course we copy the US with their Presidential-White House Press Officer… flags decor background of White House, etc, etc, only thing missing is the playing of the Star Spangled Banner!

Under siege in Canada

Presently the middle class, along with the working class are under siege by a government searching for answers on how to resolve a bitter problem created by the government themselves.

Protocol breach

Announcing Ambassadorial candidates before the country receiving them has accepted is a No-No...

Penalties for gun possession are too low

Like most of our problems, the answer to the reduction of violent crime in this country is maddeningly simple.

The House of Assembly

Our House of Assembly... over the past four-six years the practice and following of the so-called Westminster system has slowly but very surely been eroded — today every single MP, except Ministers, making a communication read off a script... the Rules says different - you may use notes.

A second Christmas of COVID

My thoughts recently have been over how is Christmas going to be this year – year two of COVID? Will there be the usual true Bahamian celebrations – free-willy style – oh, yes, how will junkanoo be impacted ... hear virtual this year .... how will this all pan out?

Who got the land first?

After the press conference yesterday and the statements of the spokesperson of Government certainly one scratches ones head and ponders — did the previous administration consider decisions before they made them?

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