Letters to the Editor


Glad to see this BISX flexibility

Three months ago, I suggested that BISX remove the pricing restrictions that reduce trading in our local market. Those restrictions remain in place, but BISX did accede to investor requests to widen the trading band on Arawak Port Development, Bahamas Property Fund, and Benchmark Bahamas. This caused a resumption of trading and significant price changes in all three stocks.

FNM would lose an election if held today

MAY 10th, 2017 for the FNM party it was a red letter day they had been voted in with a very large majority 35 against four but the electorate knew this was not the real world it was the proverbial Bahamian decision when they are fed up with Party ‘A’ just vote dem out. Did they want the FNM?

With a bodyguard, I would feel safe too

I don’t care what the Prime Minister or the Minister of National Security says we the People do not feel safe in our neighborhoods. He and his minister have bodyguards!

We must oppose this violation of religious freedom

The Non-Profit Organisations Bill, 2018 (the NPO Bill) recently passed in the House of Assembly.

Should we look closer to home for business?

The compendium…heard that before under the FNM - remember those faxes when Hubert Ingraham was PM?

A story that is worth a thousand smiles

There is a saying that it is better to give than receive. I would like to share a story about two people who gave to a young girl and received a lifetime of smiles and thanks.

Unfair way to treat our PM

A video clip showing an interview of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis by various reporters which aired on Clint Watson's Beyond the Headlines had made the rounds on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media platforms throughout the country. A friend of my wife's forwarded the WhatsApp video of the interview at its tail end with Minnis jokingly talking about being more concerned about the Shell Saxons Superstars winning at Christmas. He was responding to a question about the possibility of a general strike by the unions he had met with on December 3.

Tackling crime in isolation is not going to solve problem

Much has been said about fighting crime in The Bahamas but whatever strategy the government employs the situation will reach Nash equilibrium – a stable state of a system involving the interaction of different participants, in which no participant can gain by a unilateral change of strategy if the strategies of the others remain unchanged.

Why VAT exemption is not such a big deal

IT was very evident few MPs have seen a current BP&L bill. All they talked was exempting bills up to 300.00 from VAT on bills under $300. What if BP&L would advise us how many MPs are current with their BP&L Bills - where arrears what is that amount?

The CPSA's shakedown of the Minnis administration

SENIOR doctors of the Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) and the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) remain in stalemate. Notwithstanding the assurances of CPSA doctors, the ongoing industrial action has the potential of exposing gravely ill Bahamians who depend on the Princess Margaret Hospital to unnecessary risks. Most Bahamians do not have the option of going to Doctors Hospital or other privately owned health institutions, simply because they cannot afford to.

We need to tempt the tourists off those ships

Tourism arrivals – well irony in that the FNM are now praising the economic effect of the Baha Mar project – had to be sort of a happy occasion for the good Minister seeing that his buddy Sarkis created it and PM Christie dug the whole mess out…thanks also to EXIM.

Do MPs not understand basic finances?

WHEN politicians simply talk garbage and refuse to state the Cost of Operating BP&L which is the real cost reflected in the Billings then we are nowhere close to resolving the issue.

Government seems brain dead

BP&L…receivables of at least $91.6million unsure if that includes what Government owes them, which usually is in excess of $30 million so BP&L are owed a whopping $115 million!

Why Christians should oppose legalising marijuana

Letter writer Porcupine’s recent write-up was more an atheistic polemic against Christianity in particular and theism in general than a counterargument against the Biblical injunction on recreational marijuana.

Climate change a threat to us all

No doubt the issue on everyone’s lips is the cost of electricity - we have now been re-warned by Minister Bannister that the prices we saw in last months’ bills might not be the highest as the fuel (diesel) purchased was at prices of three months ago and since then diesel prices have exceeded that level…retail over $5.00 a gallon.