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Editorial

 
PLP should proceed with convention
The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) hasn’t had a full national convention since November 2009. One was scheduled for last fall, but it was cancelled due to the damage caused by Hurricane Joaquin. This year there was Matthew. The Category 4 storm ca...
 
 
A reasonable question from the contractors
On Tuesday night there was a ceremony to commemorate the opening of the parking garage at The Pointe in downtown Nassau. The seven-storey, 900-space facility is part of the multimillion-dollar China Construction America (CCA) project. It will ultimat...
 
 
Thinking through policy
There is much discussion in the public sphere as to how The Bahamas will fund hurricane recovery. Last year Hurricane Joaquin caused $100 million worth of damage to our southern islands. Hurricane Matthew caused more damage this year because it hit t...
 
 
The poor state of the Forecast Office
The poor state of the Forecast Office of the Department of Meteorology is again an issue of national discussion in a hurricane. Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin was outraged at this newspaper last year when we revealed that the ...
 
 
Funding hurricane relief
The government estimates that Hurricane Joaquin caused $100 million worth of damage last year to our southern islands. Restoration is ongoing. We now face the cost of recovery from the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. It was a Category 4 storm whe...
 
 
Staying engaged in the process
Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall confirmed recently that fewer than 32 percent of expected eligible voters have registered to vote for the next general election. The next vote is expected in the spring of 2017. “It’s slow all around the 3...
 
 
A strange gift at a strange time from the opposition leader
The Bahamas is still in emergency response phase after Hurricane Matthew. The Category 4 storm caused significant damage to New Providence, Andros, Grand Bahama and the Berry Islands. Homes were destroyed; infrastructure was damaged or destroyed. Ele...
 
 
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...
 
 
Statement on Hurricane Matthew
As the people of The Bahamas recover from the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew, please would you convey my sympathy to those whose property or livelihoods have been affected by this terrible storm, and my thanks and appreciation to everyone wh...
 
 
The response of the electricity company
Hurricane Matthew began its trek across the northwestern Bahamas a week ago. Electricity went out in parts of New Providence last Wednesday. The lights remain out for thousands of residents of our main island. Bahamas Power and Light, the state elec...
 
 
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