Members of “Citizens For Justice” were disappointed but not shocked at the recent revelations of the poverty survey. In two years the number of Bahamians living below the poverty level has increased by three percentage points from 9.2% to 12.5%.
The Bahamas: Opinions
Without doubt, the $400,000 salary demand by recently selected College of The Bahamas (COB) presidential candidate Rodney Smith is excessive, beyond the pale and, frankly, unreasonable.
Apparently the government has stated that the cruise ships were incorrect in their assertions and nothing further has been heard on the issue.
Whether Bahamians will ever come together and make a bold statement about their country outside of a General Election remains to be seen.
In the Nassau Guardian newspaper edition of October 1st there is a statement in the Business Section by Minister Khaalis Rolle stating “BAIC must invest in ‘business side’ of Junkanoo” – well blow me down!
I have read with amazement several news articles over the past week that have prompted me to put pen to paper once again!
The public spat between Free National Movement leader Dr Hubert Minnis and deputy leader Loretta Butler-Turner is a tell-tale sign of the deep-seated animosity between these individuals and serves as a preview of the impending battle royale set to take place at the next FNM convention, which has been forecasted for February 2015.
The mockery and downright travesty that is being made in Andros of what I thought would amount to a revival of local agriculture has left a bad taste in the mouths of many Bahamians and raised many questions about the credibility of the programme itself and the so-called “qualified” persons at the fore of the project.
n a previous paper, we posit that VAT was probably 20 years too late. The July 1, 2014 was the original date of the proposed system of Value Added Tax (VAT).