MAY 10 is already more than a week past and the smoke and mirrors of the campaign have disappeared and reality is now the issue - reality in can Prime Minister Hubert Minnis deliver ‘It’s The People’s Time’?
WITH any election landslide win we should be vigilant for signs of arrogance that may develop in the winners, as it still remains to be seen if the achievement was due to factors other than strategic political brilliance etc.
THE positive atmosphere that presently envelops The Bahamas as a result of last week’s election is a welcome relief, reminiscent of that amazing optimism and anticipation felt in the 1970s when my late husband and I returned home from studies abroad as young Bahamians eager to make our mark upon the clean slate of our independent nation.
Allow me to congratulate my fellow Bahamians for once again conducting themselves in a civilized and peaceful manner during the recently held General Election.
A POLITICAL defeat is like a messy divorce. The ‘blame game’ becomes quickly apparent once a petition for dissolution is filed and served or when political entities are deposed. This is now the case here in our wonderful nation.
You may want to revisit the opinion page of May 23 and take a closer look at what was published regarding “Patterson’s medieval rhetoric”, as you will find no documented support for the title and most of what was written by Kevin Evans, of Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Students of politics who parse words and debate policy were absolutely delighted with the first public statements by the new Prime Minister.
I HAVE profound respect for Dr Ranford Patterson, former head of the Bahamas Christian Council.
THE Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has been seen off in spectacular fashion, ending ten years of inept governance and corruption.
At the risk of stating the obvious, the May 2017 general election is a teachable moment for both the outgoing and incoming governments.
I ALWAYS get edgy when an incoming government’s first recourse to address its financial obligations is to borrow more money.
DR MINNIS and the new ministers face a daunting task over the next number of years: living with the legacy of Baha Mar.
WAYNE Munroe and Brave Davis apparently have accused Dr Minnis of all sorts of things, because all of a sudden the police are cracking down on crime big time.
THERE are established protocols and traditions as to how a Government appoints an Ambassador or High Commissioner.
The Bahamian general elections of 2017 is now over with the Free National Movement (FNM) being the victor. They soundly defeated the incumbent Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) at the polls.