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The government should be praised for the naming of HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna
Dear Editor, I must say I am pleased to see that former parliamentarian, deputy prime minister, governor general and freedom fighter the honorable Arthur D. Hanna has accepted the honor of having a defense force vessel named after him. Hanna has se...
The American view of us
The United States is our ally and major trading partner. We are a small country at the end of its southeastern border. While our trade relationship is quite small in relative terms, being a border state makes us significant. This is especially true ...
Bahamian workers beware
You live (and work) in The Bahamas. You know how the story goes. You walk into the government office and Shaqueela (no reference to any real person intended) is standing there engaged in the deepest, most animated conversation on her personal mobile...
A delayed FNM convention helps the PLP
We have long been of the view that the Free National Movement (FNM) needs a convention to settle its leadership issues. Party Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis is being openly challenged in the public sphere by his deputy, Loretta Butler-Turner, and his deput...
The same old BEC power outage story
Apologizing for recent power outages, Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said the corporation is working to prevent further service disruptions. Last week Wednesday’s extensive outage was said to have been cause...
The public must demand freedom of information sooner rather than later
The governing Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), it seems, is not satisfied with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) passed by the former Ingraham administration. Instead of bringing it into force as scheduled, the government announced that it would...
Thug tactics should have no place in our politics
Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash has revealed that several senior FNMs received a death threat in March. It seems threats were made against Cash, FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis, Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner, Deputy Chairman Dr....
Punishing human smugglers
The Bahamas is a smuggling route. It has been that for centuries. We live at the doorstep of the wealthiest country in the world, under which is a relatively poor region. Just under us is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere (Haiti). We smug...
Government on right track with vessel namings
A ceremony was held on Friday at Prince George Dock to commission HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna. This was the first vessel of the new fleet of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) received by the government. Eight other vessels are expected to significant...
The web shop problem
We are moving toward what the government is calling the “regularization” of web shop gaming. Web shops offer Internet-based gambling. Gambling is illegal in The Bahamas for Bahamians and legal residents. Those who have facilitated gambling for Ba...
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