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A needed change in the immigration system
There is a need to remove politicians from the citizenship and residency process in The Bahamas. The law is the problem. In The Bahamas the Cabinet stands as the Immigration Board. If you apply for citizenship, for example, it has to be approved by ...
PM delivers on promise to the people
The Bahamian people should have seen the sealed Baha Mar deal a long time ago. The Christie administration said it got involved with the resort company bankruptcy because the people’s land and tax dollars via concessions were part of the developmen...
The corrupt must be held to account
An error was made in the 1990s after the Free National Movement (FNM) won government for the first time. Expensive commissions of inquiry were held. We learned from them that wheeling and dealing were the order of the day under the corrupt regime of ...
Will carnival survive?
The Free National Movement (FNM) under Dr. Hubert Minnis has been consistent with its position on Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival for some time. Rather than spending the tens of millions the Christie administration did on the festival, Minnis has said his ...
PLP on track to be in opposition for some time
The last time a government was re-elected in The Bahamas was in March 1997. By the next general election, assuming this government lasts a full term, it would be 25 years since a party was invited back. This 25-year period will match the 25 years we ...
Separating elections and budgets
May 10 marked the fourth-consecutive time The Bahamas has had a general election in May. This is a bad practice we keep repeating. By law the budget statement is to be presented to Parliament by the end of May. The state’s fiscal year ends June 30...
Mandate exists for sweeping education reform
The data discussed by Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd yesterday was another sad reminder of the education crisis we face. Lloyd said during his contribution to the budget debate in the House of Assembly that 65 percent of students failed the BGCSE ...
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...
Celebration and the transition of youth
The school year has come to an end and there are proms for seniors graduating and heading to new phases of life. Proms are celebrations of that transition. Teenagers get dressed up and say goodbye to their school and friends. Here in The Bahamas, pr...
The fight to lift the seal
The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) did not want the Bahamian people to know what it agreed to in order for Baha Mar to “open” in April. Perry Christie thought his chance of winning a third term as prime minister was good if the mega-resort were ...
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