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The dream scenario for the DNA
After the 2012 general election there were divided opinions on the performance of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA). Some were of the view that the 8.5 percent of the vote the party received demonstrated that it could never win the government. O...
Bimini and the theory of anchor projects
So far, public debate over the controversial resort development in Bimini has revolved around fears that a pristine environmental gem and one of the most important spawning areas for commercially valuable fish will be destroyed by large-scale dredgin...
Changing the people in charge
The Bahamian people have changed. They relate differently now to politicians and political parties as compared to the majority rule (1967) period. A young Lynden Pindling and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) won government that year, breaking the ...
A weak attempt to justify the delay in cellular competition
Prime Minister Perry Christie claimed this week that because of the actions of the former government, despite an official end to the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) cellular monopoly in April of this year, actual competition must be delayed ...
A disappointing budget day
People across the country look forward to the annual budget communication in the House of Assembly. On this day the minister of finance informs the nation of the government’s fiscal plan for the upcoming year. The great focus, of course, is on taxe...
We should always speak up for The Bahamas
The story broke last week Monday that the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States has been recording all cell phone calls in The Bahamas. The online site The Intercept published the story. The supporting documents for the piece are report...
A successful sporting event for The Bahamas
Thousands of Bahamians came out to the inaugural International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays on Saturday and Sunday at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. The event was well organized and a pleasure to watch from the crowd...
BEC, blackouts and the promises of politicians
In announcing that the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) spent about $5 million over the past six months improving the Clifton Pier Power Station in a bid to cut energy costs, the corporation's executive chairman, Leslie Miller, said the upgrades...
The media, the PLP and reporting on crime and violence
Right-thinking Bahamians abhor the level of crime and violence on New Providence. It is not normal to have 900 armed robberies and 100 homicides per year on such a small island. There is a crime problem here. The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) can ...
Bimini, freedom of information and the rule of law
The Bimini Blue Coalition (BBC), an opponent of the controversial Bimini cruise ship terminal project, is taking its case to the Privy Council in London today in a bid to stop a seafloor dredging operation it claims is destroying the island’s prist...
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