The PLP’s comments about their role in establishing equal rights in The Bahamas is an insult to the legacy of those who demanded racial justice and majority rule in the face of those gradualists and racists of yesteryear.
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In the embarrassing climb-down that is his most recent flip-flop on gambling, the prime minister desperately sought to make a virtue out of his incompetence and bungling…
In the debate on gambling we have a prime minister more engaged in zero-sum game-playing biased towards special interests rather than an open, straightforward approach that would benefit the majority of Bahamians.
On multiple grounds, Bahamians should roundly defeat the upcoming referendum question on legalizing web shops. First, there is a stunning and insulting lack of transparency.
Last Tuesday, the kick-off event of the 40th independence anniversary was announced at the Cabinet Office. It was a bumbling and incoherent affair provoking many questions while providing few considered answers.
Not to be outdone by Oprah Winfrey’s launch of her eponymous network, OWN, Prime Minister Christie has so captivated the ZNS Evening News that it might be rebranded, the Christie News Network or CNN.
Is the Christie administration really putting the interests of Bahamians first, or only selected interests?
Given that this is a debate on the numbers business it is ironically fitting that the government’s statements seem less like a serious policy discussion and more like a confidence or shell game.
It should not be lost on Bahamian women that two economic questions, one on legalizing the numbers trade and another on oil drilling were discussed during the election, while their constitutional equality has not been so prioritized.