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Editorial

 
PLP whining should stop
In the period 2012 to 2017 two former Free National Movement (FNM) parliamentarians were arraigned before magistrates charged with criminal offenses. Former Senator John Bostwick, who was in his early 40s, came to court handcuffed. So did former Sena...
 
 
The good and the bad of Papa Doug
The ambassador-designate of the United State to The Bahamas insulted our country in his visit to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday. Doug Manchester, known as Papa Doug, described The Bahamas as a protectorate of the U.S. Manchester...
 
 
Albany’s frustration is widely shared
We have written many times about the poor state of the electricity system in The Bahamas – and especially in New Providence. We have unreliable service that is expensive. There is also an environmental disaster at the Clifton Pier power plant. Oil ...
 
 
Remember that lack of transparency doomed the PLP
It is unclear why Minister of National Security Marvin Dames and Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade are rivals – but they are. They were two of the police force’s brightest. They were groomed to lead the organization from when they were yo...
 
 
Attacking the deficit
Many economic units (governments, private institutions, businesses and households) experience budget deficits from time to time. The deficit occurs because the amount of revenue coming in to the economic unit in any given time frame is insufficient t...
 
 
The wisdom of old advice
Living in a hurricane zone, we grow up hearing advice on storm preparation. Public service announcements repeat this information constantly. You should buy this, cut down and store that. The damage caused by Hurricane Matthew reminds us of the necess...
 
 
Mandate exists for sweeping education reform
The data discussed by Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd recently was another sad reminder of the education crisis we face. Lloyd said during his contribution to the budget debate in the House of Assembly that 65 percent of students failed the BGCSE E...
 
 
Setting the stage to walk away
In speaking at the Rotary Club of West Nassau, and to reporters after the event, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest could not have been more blunt. The Free National Movement (FNM) is not a fan of the deal the Christie admi...
 
 
The needed belt-tightening
During the last budget debate the government announced it had to borrow $722 million to cover the shortfall from the last fiscal year, along with what’s projected for this one. That’s a lot of money for a small country such as The Bahamas. With a...
 
 
State death penalty won’t change their behavior
Many of the young men who violently die on our streets are involved in disputes with other young men. Some are over drugs; some are gang related; some are just silly differences between young men filled with too much testosterone and insufficient com...
 
 
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