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Sears brings a glimmer of light

FOLLOWING the shambolic Free National Movement Convention one thing was pellucidly clear: neither the present leader or the aspirant has the wherewithal to lead this country.

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$13m in claims slash insurer's profits 70%

Insurance Company of the Bahamas (ICB) yesterday said it was “not too despondent” over 2011’s 70.5 per cent drop in net income, telling Tribune Business its $1.16 million bottom line was “pretty reasonable” in a year when it incurred $13 million in gross catastrophe claims.

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Recovery season

It’s time to believe in God for an overflow! It’s time to recover what the enemy had stolen from the Body of Christ.

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Body of missing policeman found

The body found in a Freeport canal has been identified as that of retired police officer Frank Pearson who was reported missing earlier this week.

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VAT no guarantee to 'juggling tricks' end

A leading fiscal hawk has warned that Value-Added Tax’s (VAT) implementation does not mean the Government will “give up its juggling tricks”, predicting that the new tax’s rate will be increased within two years.

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Union seeks assurances on previous Govt deals

A senior Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU) executive yesterday admitted the union was concerned over potential job and benefit cuts, given the Government’s pledge to slash spending by 10 per cent.Kingsley Ferguson, the BPSU’s executive vice-preside

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Sands ‘not sure’ if he will bid for deputy leader role

NEWLY appointed FNM Senator Dr Duane Sands, approached to run for deputy leader of the Free National Movement, said he is “not sure” what he will do.

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A New Dawn

A WONDERFUL way to look at a new year is the concept of a new dawn; a new chapter, a new season, new possibilities. This can be so exciting and refreshing, particularly if one has faced challenges of one complexion or another during the previous year.

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Pastors expect the divine at upcoming prayer breakfast

UNDER the theme “Divine Acceleration”, members of True Vine Prayer and Deliverance Ministries will host their eighth annual prophetic prayer breakfast next Saturday.The event, set to take place at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, East Street,

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Commissioner hopes for New Year rise in registration of voters

VOTER registration is still sluggish, according to Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall, who expressed hope for surge in registration numbers early next year.

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Flooded again - residents of Coral Harbour left frustrated

CORAL Harbour residents voiced their frustration again yesterday after the area was once again flooded by the weekend’s heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Eta. The community has had to battle flooding issues for years, they said.

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A blooming success

Professional nail technician and owner of a local hair bonnet company Iyeasha Storr Williams has made yet another “boss move”. This time, she has launched a new event planning and décor company. What began last year as a start-up called Blooming Balloons has now evolved into The Bloomroom Bahamas.

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The trying times that face us all

Do you ever feel like the darkness is winning?

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An end to Christie's honeymoon

The honeymoon is over, and it's time for members of the public, and in particular, the media to start asking the hard questions demanding answers on issues of national interest and make the Christie-led administration accountable and responsible from the get go, before they become despondent and ultimately vile to the Bahamian people.

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Don't leave workplace competence to chance

A ‘workplace competency’ is the description of a required skill, feature or behaviour for a specific job, and is used to define and measure an individual’s effectiveness.

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McAlpine stays on fence over issue of allegiance

PINERIDGE MP Frederick McAlpine says he remains in the “valley of decision” regarding his political future, but he doesn’t think he’ll make any moves right now.

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Baha Mar made me proud

Picture a diver climbing high up the ladder. Hours, years of practice behind them as their moment gets closer.

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FNM to hold 'full convention' in late July

THE Free National Movement (FNM) will now hold its convention in July, roughly four months ahead of the pre-established November date.

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TOUGH CALL: The lessons not yet learned from Greek financial struggle

Greece, as we all know from high school days, was one of the major civilising forces of antiquity. Its modern political history began in the 19th century, when the country was a reluctant province of the Ottoman Empire.

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