Shortly after the ‘referendum’ on gambling both the Prime Minister and the Police Commissioner indicated that web shops would be closed, in accordance to the wishes of the people. What happened?
The National Security Agency has built a surveillance system capable of recording “100 percent” of a foreign country’s telephone calls, enabling the agency to rewind and review conversations as long as a month after they take place.
The prime minister by his admission in the House of Assembly has confirmed what many in the public have long suspected – that is, that the PLP uses its position of influence and power to extract financial benefits and favors for selected PLP supporters.
The Bahamas Crisis Centre has rejected the $1,000 donation Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller offered amidst the controversy surrounding his comments in the House of Assembly that he used to beat an ex-girlfriend.
Bowing to public pressure, the government has abandoned plans to introduce value-added tax (VAT) at 15 percent, and is looking at a lower rate and may also push back the implementation date, beyond July 1st.
“The key to good government is good people in government. Government is like an omelet; it is only as good as the eggs. If you got rotten eggs, you got a rotten omelet. I don’t care how much you pray over that.”
The PLP is intent on going against the people’s vote on web shop gambling. However, to ignore the vote of the people in the referendum is likely to have far-reaching consequences.
Many of those who make laws are in fact lawbreakers themselves. Their flagrant disregard for the law often goes unreported and unchallenged.
Ed Moxey talks with Rupert Missick at the Tribune about the drug years in The Bahamas, a dark time for which we are still paying the price.