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Editorial

 
The details that matter
The governing Progressive Liberal (PLP) is meandering through its last few months in office. It was elected in a landslide in 2012. Things have not gone well since. Recession set in. Baha Mar went into bankruptcy. Taxes went up. There were murder re...
 
 
Exercise your democratic power
Interesting debates always emerge when the question is posed as to whether or not citizens living in democracies should feel obligated to vote. Most democracies were fought for. People who campaigned for freedom, self-governance and civil rights wer...
 
 
Preserving our physical heritage
Though independent from Britain for 42 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 ignorance abo...
 
 
Secrecy indicates there’s no final deal yet
We listened to the press conference a few weeks ago by Prime Minister Perry Christie on Baha Mar. Since it was a national address we thought he would be there along with the Export-Import Bank of China, the lender; China Construction America, the bui...
 
 
Technology gaps hamper business growth
A positive contribution of value-added tax (VAT) has been its rollout over a web-based platform. By embracing technology, the government greatly eased the burden of implementing VAT. Upgrading additional government departments to electronic platforms...
 
 
The disgraceful state of the electricity supplier
From the weekend to present residents of New Providence have been dealing with rolling blackouts. At times the electricity has been out for hours, to come on for a few hours only to go off again. We know the reason why it goes off in the summers. Ou...
 
 
Crime’s unspoken victims
When we speak of tackling crime, we must not be too shallow in our thinking. The knock-on, generational, effect of this epidemic of violence is exponential, emotionally, socially and economically. We cannot speak only in terms of lives lost, but must...
 
 
A robust response
Tourism stakeholders gathered yesterday at the British Colonial Hilton to discuss the country’s response to the Zika virus. It poses a dual threat to The Bahamas. It can lead to debilitating brain defects in newborns if their mothers were infected ...
 
 
Defrauding National Health Insurance
It is nonsensical to discuss any modifications to the healthcare industry without addressing the existing and future opportunities for fraud. Our readers may question why we are drawing attention to malicious and criminal practices; however, unscrupu...
 
 
Change in the new school year
Schools are opening across the country. The focus for many is on purchasing items to go back to class. Ensuring children are properly dressed and have the hardware necessary for learning is an important part of parenting. However, nice bags, pens and...
 
 
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