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Myths of immigration
The Department of Statistics and Department of Immigration released an instructive report on Friday. They detailed the issuance of work permits to foreigners in 2015. A total of 9,208 work permits were issued last year – 6,215 to foreign men and 2...
Exercise your democratic power
Interesting debates always emerge when the question is posed as to whether or not citizens living in democracies should feel obligated to vote. Most democracies were fought for. People who campaigned for freedom, self-governance and civil rights wer...
A true commitment to transparency
The run-up to every Bahamian election in recent memory has featured a list of the failures and missteps of the incumbent party, painstakingly compiled by their enthusiastic rivals, for the consideration of the voting public. Over the past few electi...
Defending a leader who has failed for self-interest
When Perry Christie said he wanted to stay on as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and prime minister because younger PLPs asked him to, we thought he was having another moment of delusion. Christie has failed as prime minister. We need n...
Saying less about Baha Mar is best for now
It’s amazing to drive by Baha Mar. The large multibillion-dollar resort sits in the middle of Cable Beach fenced in and unoccupied. The development has been in bankruptcy for more than a year. Bahamians are curious about it for obvious reasons. Tw...
Miller wins gold for The Bahamas
Shaunae Miller made her country proud last night winning the gold medal in the women’s 400 meters at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was a thrilling race. Miller fell across the finish line first, just hundredths of a second ahead of her...
There is nothing criminal in the Christie song
A song has been circulating on social media that has caused controversy. It is about the police, the prime minister and his family. It’s an angry song. Christie; his wife, Bernadette; and two of their children are referenced in unkind ways. The so...
The PLP’s concerted effort to stifle the integrity of the civil service
Bahamians are tired of the political charade that seeks to bypass and diminish the value of sensible hard-working civil servants. One only needs to look to the increasing concentration of projects under the direct supervision of the Office of the Pri...
The many challenges of Zika
It was revealed yesterday that The Bahamas has its first confirmed case of the Zika virus. Zika is transmitted primarily by the Aedes aegypti mosquito and causes severe brain defects in newborns if their mothers were infected. There is no specific tr...
U.S. must be pressed on gun flow to Bahamas and region
Firearms sourced from the United States account for 97.9 percent of all firearms recovered and traced in The Bahamas, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 2014 Caribbean report. The Bahamas does not have a gun problem...
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