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Preserving our physical heritage
Though independent from Britain for 40 years, the history of The Bahamas and the Bahamian people hardly started in 1973. Insufficient effort by successive governments to preserve the physical remnants of our heritage has led to mounting ignoran...
In the Westminster political system backbenchers on the governing side play a key role in enhancing parliamentary democracy. In large evolved Westminster jurisdictions these non-members of the executive combined with the opposition are often th...
Extending BTC cellular monopoly a bad idea
Political terms in office go by quickly. The last year of five-year terms is usually dominated by more politics than governance. Wise political parties do all they can in their first four years and do not waste time chasing silly ...
A new era for sports tourism and the Bahamian athlete
Sports tourism is gaining momentum in The Bahamas and this is a welcome addition to our tourism product. Undoubtedly, the Bahama Bowl in December 2014, featuring NCAA Division I football, is a significant step to establishing The Bahamas as a p...
The talkative foreign investor
Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday denied that the government adopted stem cell legislation drafted in part by billionaire Lyford Cay resident Peter Nygard. In a recently uploaded YouTube video, Nygard, the flamboyant Canadian fashion designer,...
Intellectually curious and creative
In a parliamentary democracy such as ours, the quality of the respective teams of candidates chosen by major political parties to contest general elections is crucial. From among these candidates new governments are formed, including a Cabinet with ...
Jobs, unemployment and tax increases
Last week the Department of Statistics revealed that the unemployment rate in the country increased to 16.2 percent from 14 percent. This is the highest the jobless rate has been in a decade. There are other concerning figures in the report.&n...
A national focus on a high-profile killing
The murder of businessman Kurt McCartney last Thursday was shocking to many. McCartney is well known and helps run his family’s chain of pharmacies. He is also the brother of Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney...
The concept of earned gratuity
The obligatory inclusion of 15 percent gratuity is without a doubt a point of frustration for most diners. Gratuity in The Bahamas is not so much a reflection of service but more an inflation of 15 percent in the price of food at a restaurant. Gratu...
Change and the public sector
Prime Minister Perry Christie proposed recently sweeping changes to the energy sector of The Bahamas. This includes, essentially, breaking up the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC). BEC is a failed state entity with hundreds of millions of ...
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