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Speech from the Throne 'highlights need for national development plan'

A FINANCIAL expert has echoed calls for a national development plan following government's Speech from the Throne earlier this week.

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Farewell to ‘giant of the labour movement’ Bastian

THOMAS Bastian, a founding member of the Bahamas Hotel, Catering and Allied Workers Union, died yesterday.

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‘It’ll mean the world to me’

As injuries continue to mount for the Indianapolis Colts’ receiving corps, Mike Strachan is on tap to receive more opportunities and is also just weeks away from having the opportunity to play an NFL game in front of his entire family for the first time.

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Bar owner: Let us open in morning

A pub owner yesterday suggested that he and other bar operators should be allowed to open at 9am in the morning to compensate for the hours lost to the night-time curfew.

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

THIS week, we welcomed the first whole week of Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) governance, once again.

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The FNM quagmire

I am not and have never been an FNM member or supporter. I have long seen that entity as an unapologetic enclave for the so-called political elite and middle and upper classes. Not that anything is inherently wrong with that but the unwashed masses in the inner city areas of New Providence and Grand Bahama have always excited my public sensibilities and passion.

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Tourism back to 85% pre-COVID in August

August tourism numbers were down just 15 percent compared to 2019’s pre-COVID levels, the Ministry of Tourism’s director-general said, amid hopes that more investments are in the pipeline.

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Miss Most Valuable

Jonquel Jones continues to relish in her historic achievement of claiming the WNBA’s Most Valuable Player award but is also using her time in the spotlight to highlight the continued lack of development in sports at a national level.

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Please help, Mr Davis

For the attention of: Hon Phillip E Davis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Hon Dr Michael Darville, Minister of Health and Wellness . . .

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Mom’s relief as son survives shooting

A MOTHER is breathing a sigh of relief after her son survived a shooting incident in the Nassau Village community over the weekend.

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Man accused of assaulting mother and son

A MAN slapped a 10-year-old boy before wielding a cutlass at the youngster’s mother, a court was told.

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From coach to Parliament

THE basketball was bounced around the political court on Thursday and when the game was over, the Progressive Liberal Party’s rookie coaches of Mario Bowleg, Wayde Watson, Bacchus Rolle and Leonardo Lightbourne were all victorious.

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Irie the Cat Woman tells of her passion for caring

IRINA Creaser, affectionately known as “Irie the Cat Woman”, has dedicated her life to taking care of felines.

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Vigil held for mom who died in barrier crash

THE family of Garvinisha Anastasia Carey, the young mother who was killed when her car hit concrete barriers on Munnings Road three years ago, hosted a candlelight service yesterday to reflect on her death.

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Food for The Punch

Two stories hit me from your Tuesday edition... if there was still The Punch today I am sure Ivan Johnson will have had a totally different spin on those stories.

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‘Colleague hit me with his truck in parts row’

A tow truck driver yesterday testified of how an old colleague struck him with his truck after he confronted the man about parts that were stolen from his vehicle.

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Host of top ministers swept out of office

A MAJOR upset at the polls yesterday has left many Free National Movement Cabinet ministers without a seat in Parliament as The Bahamas ushers in a new Progressive Liberal Party government.

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Deandre Ayton and Suns embrace new journey

Deandre Ayton’s development was one of the main talking points of Phoenix Suns’ media day as the Western Conference finalists look to return to the NBA Finals and reverse those results.

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Fox: I’ve donated to FNM and PLP

ISLAND Luck co-founder Adrian Fox says he has donated money to senior Progressive Liberal Party and Free National Movement politicians, insisting yesterday that donations are not what prompted Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis to write a letter as leader of the opposition urging a US judge to end a legal pursuit of him.

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Sears asked for WSC notes

PUBLIC Works Minister Alfred Sears said he has requested “turnover notes” from Water & Sewerage Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson to view the state of the corporation.

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