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Govt should talk before cannabis legislation

OPPOSITION leader Michael Pintard said the Davis administration should have a conversation with stakeholders before moving forward with their version of cannabis legislation.

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University partners in fight against gender violence

UNIVERSITY of The Bahamas has taken a firm stance against gender-based violence as it partners with the Bahamas Crisis Centre and Rotary Bahamas in a bold new social awareness campaign.

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WORLD VIEW: Commonwealth Caribbean countries – all republics by 2030?

BY 2030, it is more than likely that the eight independent Commonwealth countries which are still monarchical states, with Queen Elizabeth II as their Sovereign, will become Republics.

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PETER YOUNG: How long can Boris survive with the body blows raining down?

AFTER writing last week about the trials and tribulations of beleaguered Prime Minister Boris Johnson, I hesitate to return to the current political turmoil in Britain.

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EDITORIAL: Bain case admission deserves a full investigation

SOME remarkable scenes played out in court recenlty – where Lincoln Bain, leader of the Coalition of Independents in the election – was ordered to pay $64,000 to a woman who wanted him to hold it in a trust for her for three years. He neither invested it nor returned it.

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Bain ordered to pay back woman’s $60k

THE Supreme Court has ordered Coalition of Independents leader Lincoln Bain to pay $64,000 to a woman after finding he did not invest or return the money she wanted him to hold in a trust for her for three years.

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PETER YOUNG: Stay calm and carry on - but plans may have to change

HERE we go again. That is likely to be the tired and irritated reaction of most people in the UK in the face of new restrictions after the recent discovery in South Africa of Omicron, the name given to a new strain of COVID-19.

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We owe Grand Bahama an apology for neglect

The island of Grand Bahama has the potential to play a pivotal role in the social and economic development of The Bahamas. For the past few years, governments have laid out their plans to ensure that Grand Bahama rebounds, yet none has achieved a measurable improvement for the island.

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Pintard: We won’t be spoken to like children

MARCO City MP Michael Pintard was adamant yesterday that the Official Opposition would not be spoken to like children amid a lengthy back and forth with government members of Parliament.

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EDITORIAL: Can 150-year Royal Caribbean deal be changed?

IT IS interesting to see the Davis administration leap into action over the Royal Caribbean lease of Crown Land on Paradise Island.

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Michael Pintard nominated for FNM’s leadership post

MARCO City MP Michael Pintard yesterday sold himself as a “fearless” politician who would seek to engage Free National Movement freedom fighters, former parliamentarians from the FNM’s 2017 term in office and conduct a post mortem on the party’s crushing election defeat if he wins the party’s top post.

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Concerns over guns after daylight shooting on Bimini

THE brazen daylight shooting of a man on Bimini has sparked serious concerns over the proliferation of guns now being seen in the Family Islands.

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Bahamas Roadmasters Virtual 9th Bahamas Half Marathon/ 10k set for November 20-21

WHILE they wait on the restrictions to be lifted for mass gatherings at public outings, Bahamas Roadmasters is encouraging persons to come out and participate in their Cancer Treatment of America Virtual 9th Bahamas Half Marathon and 10 Kilometre race.

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‘No signs of slowing’: Realtor in 75% jump

A Bahamian real estate firm yesterday said it is aiming to “hold” the gains realised from this year’s 75 percent sales volume increase in a market that “shows no signs of slowing”.

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VAT increase on breadbasket items ‘best practice’

ECONOMIC Affairs Michael Halkitis defended the anticipated increase of value added tax on breadbasket items, saying it follows expert advice and best practices around the world.

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EDITORIAL: Davis cuts with one hand, increases with the other

THERE has been a lot of talk, but yesterday we got to see Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis unveil his plan to reduce value added tax to ten percent.

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Henfield Basketball Shooting Academy takes it to ‘The Lab’

IT’S called “The Lab,” where coach and mentor Marvin Hen eld has created his home for the Marvin Hen eld Basketball Shooting Academy for basketball players who have been marginalised because of their shooting abilities.

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INSIGHT: After 50 years, what next for the FNM?

AFTER having just experienced one of the worst defeats in Bahamian political history, the Free National Movement is celebrating 50 years of existence and its membership is optimistic of a return to being a viable political force under new leadership.

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Ingraham: My advice was not wanted

FORMER Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said he did not feel like his advice was wanted or appreciated by the Free National Movement for the past several years.

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Darville: Minnis didn’t do enough to secure vaccines

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville accused the former administration of failing to do what was necessary to secure additional vaccines, leading to the current shortage in the country.

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