The 2008 financial crisis and subsequent Great Recession were catastrophic for The Bahamas. Thousands of jobs were lost; loan defaults skyrocketed; the government was forced to borrow vast sums to prop up the economy.
The crisis and recession precipitated a lost decade.
The growth we experienced last
Must we copy-cat the United States on everything they do, even the dumb stuff? The government wants to tinker with the constitution by imitating the American practice of limiting their president to two terms in office.
Term limits is a relatively new spanner in the
I was recently visiting Nassau. Though I’m a big fan of The Bahamas, I was disgusted to see the abuse of the horses near the cruise ship terminals.
They are malnourished – no proper food or water for them, open sores, obvious signs of scars
It has come to light that certain cruise ship companies are actively trying to undermine the intended redevelopment of Prince George Wharf. They are lobbying the government to keep the Port of Nassau in its current state of backwardness and disrepair, so as to
The rabid attack on Labour Minister Dion Foulkes in one of the dailies this week regarding comments he made about The Pointe development downtown Nassau is another example of the virulent anti-Chinese rhetoric resident in various quarters.
Some of the rhetoric is driven by xenophobia and
The 2018/2019 budget outlines a number of significant outstanding government arrears.
Toping that list of arrears is a $17 million bill to cruise line operators.
The government owes $11,921,474 for a Bahamas Electrical Corporation (BEC) arrears action plan and $10,265,412 for Bahamas Telecommunications (BTC) arrears. The National Drug
After more than six hours of submissions from counsel representing the government and Jean Rony Jean-Charles in the Court of Appeal, Sir Michael Barnett, one of three justices on the panel hearing the case, suggested the appellate court could revise the Supreme Court’s ruling to
Police are asking members of the public to come forward with any information related to three armed robberies which occurred on Tuesday, one of which resulted in the indecent assault of a woman.
In that incident, shortly after 11:00 p.m. a male and female were walking