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A COMIC'S VIEW: Govt gets into gear with Traffic Act amendments

TABLED amendments to the Road Traffic Act, hopefully will make it a safer commute for Bahamian motorists.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Oh so now you care about attention to detail over Oban

THE Minnis administration apparently is still in “good faith” talks with Oban Energies, over a proposed oil refinery in Grand Bahama.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Lucayan and lawyers

THROUGHOUT my lengthy comedy career, I’ve learnt one thing, a good joke and laugh catches every Bahamian’s attention.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: A balance of power

IT was just January of this year that works Minister Desmond Bannister suggested that Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) was on pace to deliver to the public its best summer on record.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Random reasoning from our roads

Every weekday morning at 4.20am my day starts. I’m on the road by 5am and on air by 6am. Thankfully, I am spared the torture of morning traffic. I do, however, live vicariously through my throng of loyal listeners. Quite frankly some of their sto

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The good, the bad and the ugly

I must admit this is going to be a quick read this week.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Left in the dark - again

AS much as I would like to address several issues affecting Bahamians this week, I’m forced to go with one, BPL, again!!

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Stop stealing parking spaces for handicapped

My late Aunt Kay, who was like my second mother and who also happened to be wheelchair bound in the latter portion of her life, was a source of inspiration and a pillar of strength to me throughout my life. In fact it has long been said that she’s where I get my “hard mouth” from.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The generation gap

A few weeks ago, I found myself at a barbecue at a friend’s house, enjoying a leisurely Sunday afternoon. 

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Weeding out the excuses on marijuana

This week talks of the legalisation of marijuana wafted in the air. And while most Bahamians had an opinion on the controversial topic, our PM seemed to be doing his best “Apollo Ono” impersonation, skating around the subject. WHAT’S UP, DOC? Upon

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A COMIC'S VIEW: A week of no, no, no

This week was an eventful one, so there’s no shortage of material to choose from, in fact some of it wrote itself.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Here comes Hubully

WITH the dreaded VAT increase days away, Travis is on cleanup duty, Halston speaks in tongues, Sebas for PM, and Hubully is born. The Clean Up Man I think most would agree that it was a brave move for Bain and Grants MP Travis Robinson to vote ag

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A COMIC'S VIEW: FNM fighting with its own team

WATCHING this week’s budget debate in the House was like watching the Atlanta Falcons squander a 21-3 halftime lead over the New England Patriots - embarrassing.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: You have to laugh or else you’ll cry

DESPITE the naysayers, and detractors, the march against VAT was well attended all things considered.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: What a time to be alive

The year 2018 is turning out to be quite an eye opening experience for Bahamian voters who overwhelmingly brought the current Minnis administration to power in 2017. It’s a time to witness the same leaders in Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and Depu

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The people have given the FNM enough time

When the Free National Movement (FNM) came to power, there were great expectations of this government. On the campaign trail, Minnis and Co railed against corruption, and promised to be a government of transparency. “It’s the People’s Time” had a n

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A COMIC'S VIEW: What in the world is extreme?

SUMMER is here, so every nook and cranny is crawling with a summer infestation of terror and destruction that would rival any of those plagues found in The Good Book. You guessed it, teenagers! Ah, yes, I remember the free-for-all, happy go lucky d

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A COMIC'S VIEW: What men really mean

In the spirit of fair play a certain subject must be addressed.In past columns, I gave some insight to my younger Bahamian brethren as to what women really mean when they say certain things. If I do say so myself, it turned out to be right on the money, despite the raised eyebrows I received from my female co-workers and threats from my sisters-in-law to be shared out of Christmas dinner in two households.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Life's a riot with Spy Bill vs Spy Bill

LAST week, the ironies of the FNM administration took centre stage. This week, their “hypocrisy” is back for a cameo appearance. THE “SPY BILL” After branding it as a “Spy Bill” during the election campaign, and using it as a major talking point,

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The irony in transparency as Prime Minister travels

irony noun the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect. “‘Don’t go overboard with the gratitude,’ he rejoined with heavy irony.”

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A Comic's View: Numbers Don't Lie

THIS week, The Tribune published an article detailing how the current Minnis administration’s popularity was waning in support.According to the article, based on a survey conducted by the polling company Public Domain, fewer than 50 percent of Bahami

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Why is the PM taking so long to appoint a Chief Justice?

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has remained eerily silent, regarding his failure to appoint a Chief Justice. Despite public criticism, from the citizenry and even members of his own Cabinet, Minnis has failed to install an official Chief Justice, i

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Doubts and questions over Oban Energies deal

THIS week, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis finally (sort of) addressed his government’s “missteps” with respect to the Oban deal, and our Deputy PM, K Peter Turnquest assured Bahamians the country would be off the European Union’s blacklist by May “at the latest.”

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Dey can’ be serious with this political BS

After twenty years as a professional stand up comedian, it’s safe to say, I know what is, and isn’t funny.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Ducking and dodging questions on Oban

This week, we watched as our “newish” government continued to duck and dodge questions surrounding their proposed dubious deal with Oban, and learned that the last Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government was exactly who we thought they were.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Dat’s da way tings go - but does it have to be?

This week, our government debated two bills - the Financial Reporting Bill and Proceeds of Crime Bill - that, taken together, should go some distance to stamping out official corruption in the country. But without a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), can they actually make a difference?

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Say no man to NOban

Once again - to paraphrase the Red Queen from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass - it takes all the running Bahamians can do to keep in the same place.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: It’s another fine mess in the House

After a “vote of no confidence” that the governing Free National Movement government shrewdly turned into an amended “vote of confidence”, the status quo remains in the House of Assembly.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Madness in the House of Hades

WHAT can we say about what happened in the House of Assembly this week that hasn’t already been said about conch slop? It stinks to high Heaven.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The FNM government and the marijuana legalisation debate

WHILE appearing as a guest on the talk show “Political Review” with host Quincy Parker, last Sunday on Guardian Radio, Attorney General Carl Bethel said he will not support the legalisation or decriminalisation of marijuana in The Bahamas.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The straight dope on marijuana

Finally the topic of legalising Marijuana has been sparked (no pun intended) in The Bahamas.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Five hopes for the new year

It’s a brand new year, a clean slate so to speak.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: When it gets cold in The Bahamas

THE JOHNSONS - Ah, our ‘Climate Change Refugees’ the Johnsons.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Office party politics

There’s nothing more “political” than office parties, especially office Christmas parties. So to ensure all you office party goers remain “politically correct” and don’t end up either in court, incarcerated, hospitalised or all of the above, here’s

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A COMIC'S VIEW: How can there be certainty with such incompetence?

By far the most talked about story this week was that of the “missing” young man named Jean Rony Jean-Charles.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: East is East

In 2014 Dr. Minnis stated - “As long as I am leader of this country, the FNM would not support any pay increase with all the pain and suffering that is going on in this country.”

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Dr Minnis, we're not your enemy

THIS week was quite interesting. Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis (in rare form) took on the media, many focused their attention (and ire) on a new bill, while the Christian Council cried foul on an amendment to the Nationality Act we’ve been debating for a generation.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Stamp out this post office problem

Once again, this was a busy week of tackling issues in the country.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Many mouths of Minnis

In 2014, the former PLP administration established the parliamentary select committee to determine salary increases for MPs. Needless to say, “nobody was on dey run”. The mid-term timimg for this proposal (as that former administration’s popularity

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Has PM forgotten debacle of the FNM convention?

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis knocked the Progressive Liberal Party for its “chaotic” national convention, saying if the opposition party could not properly pull off an internal event, it cannot lead the country.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Roberts' 'cheap political shots' at Dr Duane Sands

First, Do No Harm There has been much controversy the past few days following the revelation that the Minister of Health, Dr. Duane Sands, is still performing surgeries for patients at the Rand Memorial and Princess Margaret Hospitals. First, let m

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Getting in a flap over ‘no chicken imports’

WHEN Bamboo Town MP and Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Renward Wells announced in Parliament:

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A COMIC'S VIEW: FNM has set the bar high for 'spin doctoring'

THIS past week saw Minister for Transport and Local Government Frankie Campbell quash all allegations that he has dual citizenship during an address in the House of Assembly. Mr. Campbell also reiterated that he has never pledged allegiance to any c

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Dominica and the tears of Minnis

ON Sunday, while intransit to the US, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, paid a visit to PM Dr Hubert Minnis here in Nassau. After the meeting, and hearing first hand of Dominica’s obliterated infrastructure, and despite not having an offi

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Unpaid bills and political scandals - what’s new?

What a week of revelations this has been.

A Comic's View: Mitchell skating on ice

Recently, PLP Senator and former Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell has come under harsh criticism, in the dailies, the talk show circuit and of course social media. FIESTY FRED - It's seems lately Mr.Mitchell is on thin ice socially. Mainly for his post e

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Minnis playing I Spy

OVER the past few days, we (barely) avoided another downgrade by the ratings agency Moody’s (though they did rate our outlook as ‘negative’). That’s good news.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: What men really mean

In the spirit of fair play a certain subject must be addressed. Previously in this column, I gave some insight to my younger Bahamian brethren as to what women really mean when they say certain things. If I do say so myself, as I recall, it turned

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A COMIC'S VIEW: BPL in the dark

When Bahamas Power & Light CEO Pamela Hill defended the company’s $1.1m performance bonus under the former Christie administration, I couldn’t control the hysterical fit of laughter, her comments put me under.

A COMIC'S VIEW: The Taxman Cometh

If Bahamians really want to understand what’s happening in our country, The Tribune’s Business Section is where the action is at. So I noticed, with great interest, an article in yesterday’s Tribune outlining how the Ministry of Tourism and the gover

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Patience for power

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) chairperson Darnell Osborne has pleaded for “patience” from consumers while the new BPL Board, will work on a “loose timeline” of a “few months” to spark (no pun intended) long-needed improvements within the company. Os

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Bombshells and mis-spells

So during his address to the nation this week, Prime Minister Minnis dropped a fiscal bomb; government ministries will have to cut their spending by 10% and no current contracts for workers making in excess of $100,000 will be renewed.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Double talk from the FNM

AFTER officially discontinuing the National Intelligence Agency in June, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said Tuesday a “modified” version of the controversial agency could be implemented in short order. Seriously? Dames revealed during an a

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Bimini in the balance

AS we approach our 44th Independence celebrations, I truly hope we gain ‘independence’ as a nation from certain types of foreign investors, investors with only their personal gain in mind, with little or no concern for Bahamians. Take for example th

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Minnis gets tetchy withthe Fourth Estate

The more things change, the more they remain the same. Let’s begin. Minnis and the Media The fourth estate, as the press is known in most democratic nations, is often seen as a thorn in the side of democratic leaders. Irish philosopher and pol

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Cash for Ash scandal really takes some beating

My what a difference a week makes! Last week , I took one final comical glance at my favourite political muse, and the comedy of errors, that's was his political career. Of course I'm referring to former MICAL MP V. Alfred Gray, and in this instanc

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A COMIC'S VIEW: A parting burden for the Treasury in V Alfred Gray's old constituency

By Inigo 'Naughty' Zenicazelaya ANOTHER week down under the new government, and yes, my eyes are still surveying the political landscape quite attentively. Slowly but surely you can see the wheels of the new administration beginning to turn, as t

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Marching into a fiscal fire

Now that the new Free National Movement government has had a chance to brief the country on our financial state of affairs, I get the feeling that as bad as the dump fires have been these past few years our real Mount Vesuvius is the way the country’s money has been managed these past few years.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Great expectations

According to the newly elected Free National movement (FNM) government, ‘It’s The People’s Time!’ Now that we have settled into ‘The People’s Time’, based on commentaries I’ve heard and read online I’m convinced the coming term will be either an era

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The joke’s on Perry as Bahamians have the last laugh

It’s now nine days post-election and the nation is settling in with both eyes on the new government and with eager anticipation of better days to come.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Closing the lid on Christie and his toilet party

There is an old Bahamian saying “Cut skin ain’t got no owner”.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Perry shuffles awkwardly as Papa grabs the limelight

As Bahamians prepare to head to the polls, all of the major parties are now pulling out all the stops to win come May 10.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: PLP sinking in the age of pulling files

Instead of ripping off Loretta Butler-Turner’s ‘Forward Together’ campaign slogan (which she ripped from Hillary Clinton), the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) should change it to one that is more fitting these days: Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: On-off-on again Carnival is a joke in any language

Once again our political landscape mirrors today’s hottest reality tv and epic soap operas of days gone by.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Don't tax our intelligence and take us for dummies, Mr PM

After two years and two months, our Prime Minister has finally delivered a thorough accounting in response to the question of the decade, ‘Where da VAT money gone?’ Well, sort of. Okay, not really.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Baha Mar date sets the mark ahead of general election

TO date, Bahamians still do not know when our next general election will be held.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: We know the election is coming - just ‘ring da bell’

UNLESS something really dramatic happens between now and then, I can confidently say the United States’ presidential election will be held on November 3 in the year 2037. That’s more than 20 years away.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: I’m backing my ‘big brother’ as our future carer

With all the political manure flying about, as ‘silly season’ has begun, I must admit as a professional comedian there is a ton of material to work with on a daily basis.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: PM should have given ‘one finger salute’ a second thought

By now, you’ve probably heard much about how Prime Minister Perry Christie shocked Bahamians near and far by waving the old “one finger salute” at a campaign rally on Monday night. Was I surprised that the prime minister used an obscenity to get a point across? No. Was he surprised that his “cursing mad” stunt didn’t work so well this time around? It sure seems that way.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Spot the difference with the Bahamas Intercept Bill

Another week, another weak performance by politicians who should know better. Let’s begin.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: ‘I went to bed in Fort Charlotte and woke up in Mount Moriah’

The ‘Green Room’ in any comedy club can be extremely brutal, with comedians trading jabs and barbs.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The inevitable breakup of Branetta and spoilsport academics

Another week, another round of crazy thanks to politicians and (surprisingly) professors alike. To be blunt, quite a few people with high profile platforms were “talking fool” over the past few days.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Halkitis + Fitzgerald = fuzzy math

BACK in the nineties, former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham gave us one of those great, immortal Bahamian political quotes: “I say what I mean, and I mean what I say!”

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Alternative facts in The Bahamas

JUST when I thought our local political landscape couldn’t get any better, I mean it’s filled with alleged conspiracy, countless episodes of idiocy, unnecessary pomp and circumstance, VAT, crime, ‘numbers’ and ‘looms’ and the list.... (insert your issue here) goes on and on.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Make The Bahamas great - and start at home

Today’s column was supposed to take a totally different tone this week.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Marching in step and out of tune for Bahamaland

This week, between the Majority Rule Day marchers and the We March marchers, there sure was a whole lot of marching going on. But while one group celebrated the past, the other focused their eyes squarely on the future.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Loom and doom and no blessing for mad Bahamian gamblers

We’re barely a week into the New Year and already I’m shaking my head at the actions of some Bahamians. But have no fear, fellow countrymen, because according to social media, blessings ‘loom’.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Bathed in BPL light, Perry will be on time in 2017

Glad to know so many of you enjoyed last week’s column; in all honesty this week, like most Bahamians, I’m still fighting the Christmas hangover.

A COMIC'S VIEW: ‘Twas the night before Christmas in Bahamaland'

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the House,

A COMIC'S VIEW: Rebels without a cause are just a suicide squad

For the past two years or so, the Drake rejuvenated expression “what a time to be alive” has been the go-to expression on social media.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: BPL plays the perfect Scrooge for Christmas

As much as I would like to address several issues affecting Bahamians this week, I’m forced to go with one, BPL, and obviously I must do it rather quickly as there’s no telling when they will strike again.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Bahamians have more than enough good reasons to march today

As I shopped in a Super Value foodstore yesterday (the same one that was recently robbed at gunpoint), a young Bahamian woman asked me about today’s ‘Black Friday March’.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Amazing Alfred twists and turns in ever darker shades of Gray

Hey there, friend. Have you ever wanted to see a politician turn into a pretzel?

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Chinese fishing expedition is a scandal too far for caveman Gray

A few months back, I wrote that Minister of Agriculture V Alfred Gray was undoubtedly the Christie administration’s least credible minister.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Power to the people

So, has enough time passed for us to officially label Bahamas Power and Light as lousy?

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Thumbs down for BPL and gas queues, thumbs up for KFC

Almost a week after the ravages of Hurricane Matthew, the Bahamas is still limping through recovery.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: $23m for a bucket of glitter and a couple of feathers adds up to dumb

Over the years, I’ve seen some dumb ideas and I’ve seen some ‘PLP’ ideas.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Slapstick and smackdown in the FNM

As I pen this week’s column, I’m trying my best to keep a straight face considering the reality show, or in some cases the WWE-like antics of our politicos over the past week.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Big Bad Brad huffs and puffs at Dr Doolittle

In politics, life can turn on a dime.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Political landscape in chaos

AFTER another week of glaring headlines, I’m beginning to think an opposition coalition would be a very bad idea.

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A COMIC'S VIEW – Listen to us Mr Christie: Enough with the secrecy

Now that we have had a chance to digest a second helping of Prime Minister Christie’s explanation on why the Baha Mar deal has been sealed, I have to say I don’t like it one bit.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Christie’s Baha Mar deal leaves a sour taste in the mouth

To the average Bahamian who follows major events in the country, this was a confusing week.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Misguided rapper should still beat the police rap

This week, as a controversial song by a Bahamian artist named ‘Mice’ rose to the level of national attention, I found myself thinking on the Voltairean principle: ‘I disapprove of what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.’

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The ups and downs of the Bahamas political world

I’ve got to keep it short and sweet this week. The NFL season is upon us, and in all honesty I can’t let these ‘jokey’ leaders of ours distract me from beloved Dallas Cowboys this week.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: FNM learns harsh lesson in how not to stage conventions

Last week, the Free National Movement (FNM) hosted one of the most uninspired and downright laughable conventions in recent memory. After months of internal squabbling and threats to run - letter in hand - to the Governor-General, the only thing that came out of the convention was a few insane sound bites. Shall we begin?

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Doc rocks with a new song and dance routine

So, the Free National Movement began their convention week on Wednesday.

A COMIC'S VIEW: Pay to play policy further exposes the FNM

TO BORROW a popular colloquialism, the world of politics is ‘on fleek’ this week.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Diplomacy lost between right thing to do and bad idea

In life, something can be both the right thing to do and a bad idea at the same time.

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A COMIC'S VIEW - Inigo 'Naughty' Zenicazelaya: A tale of two rallies

Of all the classics I’ve read over the years, the opening of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ still ranks as one of the best.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: It’s payback time for our less than glorious leaders

THE word of the week, my friend, appears to be ‘payback’: Prime Minister Christie lamented on it, Bran McCartney endorsed it and ‘Butler and Sands’ prepared for it.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Christie’s brand of leadership is so out of style

I’ve been keeping a close eye on politics in this country for a good 20 years.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Let’s kiss and make up after the referendum

Okay ... time out everybody! Yes, I know there are still some hurt feelings post-referendum, and as a comedian I can’t deny enjoying the verbal jousts breaking out all over social media between Vote Yes and Vote No supporters.

A COMIC'S VIEW: Christie’s double speak leaves us all none the wiser

There’s an old Bahamian saying that goes “He talking out two mouths”.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Punch drunk political pugilists top the news bill

BACK in his day, former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau said “the essential ingredient of politics is timing”.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Time to say ‘bye Lanisha’

What I find most comical politically these days is the positioning that comes with the territory.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Ducking, diving and running for cover over disclosure

Wow! What a week it was. I must say there were many ‘things’ that caught my eye in the headlines this week. Some happenings left me shaking my head in disgust, others made me laugh my butt off.

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A Comic’s View: Prince is dead, long live the Queen

My high school English teacher at St Andrew’s Gordon Mills (awesome teacher and even better person) had a sign on his desk “Garbage in, garbage out.”

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Reconciliation in the air over Baha Mar

THEY say time heals all wounds. I guess when billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are on the line those wounds heal faster than others.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Loose talk, leaks and lotteries - just another week in the Bahamas

My, what a week it has been. Filled with some of my favourite forms of comedy - innuendo and irony.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Save our Bahamian souls from this Prince of Darkness

After watching the whole ‘Bahamian Hustle’ scandal play out day-by-day, like some of my favourite daytime soaps and big screen movies with more skeletons ‘moon walking’ out of closets on all sides of the political divide, one name seems to be at the centre of all this madness.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Toxic smog and foul hot air hang over Bahamians

What an interesting week it has been. Politicians deflected and a major problem remained neglected.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Cuban millionaires, Lyford Cay billionaires - an everyday Bahamian soap opera

The expression ‘the truth is stranger than fiction’ never held much water to me. Albeit, I have been accused of having an “overactive imagination” so maybe that’s why what shocks others usually just amuses me.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: I’m all for equality . . . in my household

Okay, I’m entering the Gender Equality fray. Eventually I knew I was going to have to navigate this minefield of ‘political correctness’ to get my two cents in. So here we go.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Mitchell takes the punches, Gray threatens them

After Wednesday’s showdown in the House of Assembly, I half entertained the idea of just submitting an official transcript of what took place in those so-called ‘hallowed halls’ in place of this week’s column.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The four Cs add up to Confusion

SADLY, the lyrics penned by Phil Collins in that classic hit song “Land of Confusion” are so poignant and so eerily descriptive of our present situation both politically and nationally.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Drumming up grenades and a side order of music

As a young boy growing up in Nassau, I once saw a fight between police officers and a very intoxicated street corner philosopher whose fondness for foreign poultry earned him the nickname ‘American Chicken’.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Senator Rolle finds your lack of faith disturbing

Despite the cold weather earlier in the week, the air was unbearably hot in certain political arenas.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Medical soap operas and political reality shows

This past week, the Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) stated for the record that it would not sign on to the government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) plans because they felt marginalised by the process.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Life’s a beach for Bahamians - so lift the blockades

After listening to my good friend Steve McKinney on his most objective, thorough and well-researched talk show ‘Hard Copy’ my mouth was agape.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: ‘Cat Fight for Charity’ steals the headlines from crime

AFTER a short, sweet and hot holiday season, I found myself sitting in front of my laptop wondering what I would write about this week.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Floggings, fakes, phonies and frauds

When I read the comments regarding flogging and foreign nationals from Mr Wayne Munroe, QC, I could only cringe and pinch myself to ensure this was reality and not a dream – or in this case a nightmare.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Sickening prospect of NHI and a painful price to pay

THIS week, half the Cabinet was globetrotting and we saw the battle over the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme continue to play out as a war of words between the government, the Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA), Sanigest and various factions, producing dramatic headlines.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: A stellar waste of time and energy

This past week, a new Bahamian political party emerged on the scene and an old controversy in politics made its way into the spotlight.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Death panels, ninja suits and flag follies

This week, National Health Insurance (NHI) and crime continued to dominate the headlines while another horrific act of terrorism thousands of miles away had all the right Bahamians arguing for all the wrong reasons.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Never mind dealing with crime, we must keep Whatsapp

THIS week, when news spread that the country’s murder record had been tragically broken, I glimpsed my teary-eyed, 80-year-old aunt (rosary in hand) praying. Trying to offer comfort, I asked her if she was okay. Her response? “No, I’m not okay because I never imagined this is what The Bahamas would come to.”

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Wells and Rollins pointing the finger at the Emperor

This week has been one of defections, reflections and deflections. Members of Parliament switched teams, two leaders went head to head in the proverbial “political game of chess,” and somehow another “party” cost us hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Pointless permits and chiming bells

There were a few interesting developments on the horizon this past week. Let’s begin.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Time to hang up the jester’s hat, Mr Roberts

WHAT a topsy-turvy week it has been, with mud-slinging of all varieties from both sides of the political divide.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Sixty million ways to ruin your week

I have to say, I was having a fairly decent week right up until I read yesterday’s Tribune headline.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Branville McCartney and his premature problem

As I write this, I am listening to Prime Minister Christie, Police Commissioner Greenslade and NEMA Director Captain Russell reassure the public that the government of The Bahamas is prepared for Hurricane Joaquin and are confident they will be able to maintain communication with the Family Islands throughout the duration of the storm.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: In defence of a curfew

THIS week we found out that a curfew is the answer to our all of our prayers.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Who’s to blame for crime? Anyone but Nottage

THIS week, we learned that our Minister of National Security is passing out blame like candy and leadership ambitions brings out the bad here, there and everywhere.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: PLP posturers should take their lead from Moss

LET’S be honest, when it comes to the leadership of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), it is obvious that Prime Minister Christie intends to hang on to his current post as long as is humanly possible.

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A Comic’s View: Strange bedfellows, Damian’s downer and the PM out of tune

THE American essayist Charles Dudley Warner once said “Politics makes strange bedfellows” and, based on events this past week, we can thank our politically promiscuous lawmakers for truly bringing this quote to life.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Too much PLP loose talk - and a divine spanking

As we get started this week, I’m glad to see that such a broad cross section of Bahamians read and enjoy this column and (judging by the side eye I get from them in Pizza Hut’s checkout line) certain politicians not so much.

A COMIC'S VIEW: Adding up, Growing up, Acting up

I must admit as I looked back at all that transpired politically and socially this past week I had a “deja-vu” experience.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Hypocrisy, ambition and irrational fear - just another week for the PLP

ANOTHER week, and sadly, another “weak” display by some of our elected officials. Shall we get started?

A COMIC'S VIEW: Hard card Sharkis, air miles Allyson and Carnival’s Chinese arithmetic

It’s safe to say Baha Mar is everywhere. Not only can you see the paused paradise from multiple vantage points throughout New Providence, everybody has an opinion on how this bad “soap opera” is playing out.

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A Comic’s View: When saying less is more

Throughout my lengthy comedy career in The Bahamas and abroad, I’ve learned one thing – a good joke and laugh catches everyone’s attention, especially politicians.

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