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Democracy and homosexual marriage
The startling decision to legalize homosexual marriage by a bare majority of the Supreme Court of the United States continues to spark discussion locally. No doubt, this is largely because of the saying that when the United States sneezes, The Bahama...
Crime and the Bahamian society
The spate of crime in general and violent crime in particular in our country has been driven to a point where some of us have come to accept this ill as normality. As we see and hear about our fellow Bahamians being killed as trees being felled from ...
Great ideas that shaped the nation, Pt. 2
“You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.”– Shirley Chisholm Last month, before taking a break to present our four-part series on the national budget, we addre...
CARICOM’s continuing support in border dispute essential
Every time that CARICOM heads of government meet, they include language in their final communiqué on the Guyana-Venezuela border dispute. However, at their encounter next month in Barbados the matter will no longer be about a dormant claim, but one...
Hundreds of thousands in the Dominican Republic now stateless
The Dominican Republic government is now moving forward with the deportation of an estimated 210,000 allegedly Haitian refugees living in the Dominican Republic (DR). A large majority of them have lived in the Dominican Republic for generations, have...
The spectacular collapse of Christie’s bridge to the future
The thunderous crash reverberating across the country last week as Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins savaged the record and demolished the pretenses of the Christie administration was the spectacular collapse of Prime Minister Perry Christie’s an...
Freedom of movement is good for all citizens and investment
At the end of this year the heads of the Commonwealth countries will meet in Malta. The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent and equal sovereign states, with a combined population of more than 2.2 billion citizens. It is an anach...
Fathers and champions
The celebration of fatherhood and the honoring of the fathers in our country was again on full display this year as we commemorated Fathers Day in The Bahamas on Sunday, June 21, 2015. It is worth noting that Fathers Day was inaugurated in the United...
A stronger Bahamas, pt. 4
“A budget should reflect the values and priorities of our nation and its people.”– Mary Landrieu We continue and complete our review of the prime minister’s communication on the national budget that he delivered on May 27, 2015, duri...
CARICOM leaders’ Commonwealth divide
Months ahead of the upcoming 2015 summit of the Commonwealth heads of government in Malta, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders are at a familiar impasse that is once again virtually beyond a crying shame; unable to present a consensus candidate as ...
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