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Editorial

 
A true commitment to transparency
The run-up to every Bahamian election in recent memory has featured a list of the failures and missteps of the incumbent party, painstakingly compiled by their enthusiastic rivals, for the consideration of the voting public. Over the past few electi...
 
 
The FNM’s limiting factor
Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis first found it necessary to defend himself from conflict of interest claims in 2013. At the time he claimed he had officially declared his interest in a company with a government contract, and said this was proof o...
 
 
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...
 
 
Moving women’s rights forward and ending vulgarity in the public forum
It is indeed a sad day when recently at a prominent lunch establishment four men in business attire had the audacity to pass around pornographic video captured on a cell phone. Said video was prominently displayed as if these patrons wanted nearby yo...
 
 
Minnis defense does not add up
The new line of defense for Dr. Hubert Minnis is that he did nothing wrong in benefiting financially from a government contract while serving in Cabinet, or by failing to officially disclose the arrangement in the run-up to the 2007 and 2012 election...
 
 
Web shop’s lack of control over ‘bottom end’ funds is reason to deny bank license
  The web shops should not be granted a bank license. It is preposterous that web shop owners would even propose such an outrageous scheme to the government of The Bahamas. These same enterprises that currently operate in a de facto amnesty per...
 
 
The evasive energy deal
On July 22, the government signed a transitional agreement with PowerSecure, “formally engaging” the North Carolina-based company to conduct further analysis and to produce a business plan to reform the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC). This...
 
 
More questions than answers
Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis has broken his silence on the conflict of interest claims leveled against him by the governing Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). However, his explanation seems to have raised more questions than it answered. While ...
 
 
A consequence of more police presence in a high-crime zone
The Bahamas is a high-crime jurisdiction. This year we are on pace for a record number of murders, surpassing the 127 recorded in 2011. By mid-August nearly 100 murders have been recorded. This is happening in a country with only 350,000 people. The...
 
 
Less talk, more action needed on shantytowns
Discussion has emerged again about shantytowns after police shot and killed a man in Gamble Heights in New Providence on Friday morning. Police said he became violent with them. The man was wanted in connection with an assault investigation. Followi...
 
 
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