U S Ambassador Designate Promises To Fight China In The Bahamas

William Douglas, the grandson of the founder of now defunct Pan American airways, Juan Trippe, and a frequent visitor and donor to causes in Eleuthera appeared before the U S Senate  on 6 August 2020.  He was there to say what he would do as U S Ambassador.  This time it appears that unlike the […]

Bahamas Power And Light: The Biggest Joke Of The Storm

It all seemed so nice and neat.  A long statement by the official scribe of BPL Quincy Parker said how they would turn off the power when the winds reached 40 miles per hour in New Providence.  Well somewhere around sevenish in the p.m. on the 31 July 2020, we would guess, the power went […]

THE WORST BUDGET IN HISTORY OF THE BAHAMAS

The Shadow Finance Minister Chester Cooper MP for Exuma and Ragged Island answered Peter Turnquest, the Minister of Finance just after his annual budget statement on Wednesday 27 May 2020. The budget will have a 1.3 billion dollar deficit, the largest in the history of the country. The Shadow Minister’s full statement 27 May 2020: […]

THE PLP IS STOPPED FROM TRAVELLING THE BAHAMAS

Chairman says he’s not been to Grand Bahama in ten weeks. Speaking in the Senate on Thursday 28 May 2020, Senator Fred Mitchell said that that  the present rules prevent the Opposition for travelling the country to keep an eye on various constituencies.  He was particularly concerned about Grand Bahama where he has not been […]

REV KEITH RUSSELL WRITES ON THE DOUBLE STANDARDS ON RACE AND CLASS IN THE BAHAMAS

About original sins It is amazing to me that many Bahamians are still reluctant to have a discussion about the place of class, race and privilege in this country. Moreover, it is astounding how many Bahamians are infected with a collective amnesia about or are historically ignorant of the fact that the FNM party has […]

BAHAMAS FINANCES ABOUT TO COLLAPSE: 1 BILLION DEFICIT

So  you remember when the FNM first came to power Peter Turnquest , the worst Minister of Finance in the history of our country, was saying how the PLP left the cupboard bare.  Notwithstanding that lie, Mr. Turnquest and his FNM colleagues were able to go out into the markets both at home and abroad […]

Moody’s Downgrades The Bahamas: Why Should We Vote FNM Again?

So what has the FNM to boast about when the general election comes about?  They boasted that there was corruption.  So far all the cases have collapsed.  Then they said they would control the deficit? Well the defects are the largest in the history of the country.  Then they said they cut down on borrowing.  […]

THE STATE OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY IN THE BAHAMAS

Here is the text of the Proclamation and the Regulations Thereunder PROCLAMATION OF EMERGENCY  WHEREAS Article 29(1) of the Constitution recognizes that the Governor- General may make a proclamation that a state of public emergency exists;  AND WHEREAS Article 29(4) of the Constitution provides that a proclamation of emergency shall, unless it is sooner revoked […]

THE BAHAMAS MOVES FROM STABLE TO NEGATIVE

Peter Turnquest, Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest, the Minister of Finance, was putting a brave face on things as the news came out that the country had maintained its present rating  BB+ with Standard and Poors. Well not quite, the rating remained the same but the outlook became negative from stable.  So much for Peter […]

BAD SERVICE IN THE BAHAMAS AT AIRPORTS AND ON AIRLINES

The traveller’s in The Bahamas are not well served by the airlines that fly them around, nor by the regulator that is to be looking after their safety.  Flights on each of the airlines are late routinely.  They keep passengers waiting without explanation and there is no explanation at all for late departures. What folks […]

The Safety Of The Voting Rolls in The Bahamas

The New York Times recently published an article about the real threat to democracy given all the chat in the US about the hacking or potential ability not hack their electronic voting systems.  The writer went on to argue that the possibility of a hack was not likely, nor was any actual interference in the […]

THE PROBLEMS OF BANKING IN THE BAHAMAS GETTING WORSE

The Central Bank of The Bahamas and the Labour Minister made a big announcement a few weeks ago which was condemned by this column for complicity with duping the Bahamian consumer.  Both of them claimed that they had agreed with the clearing house banks of The Bahamas on reduction of fees by the banks.  The […]

Bahamas Power And Light In Chaos

The Minister responsible for the Bahamas Power and Light company Desmond Bannister announced on 14 August that he was firing the entire board of the Bahamas Power and Light company.  He refused to explain why.  This from a government that said they were going to be open and transparent.  The back story is the lady […]

All Bahamas Merit Scholarship

The stellar achievements of 13 students were celebrated at the 24th All Bahamas Merit & National Merit Scholars Award Ceremony, Thursday, August 9 in the Ballroom of Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam. The scholars, who are graduates of Queen’s College, St. Augustine’s College and St. John’s College, are recipients of prestigious scholarships that afford them the […]

Renderings For A New Central Bank Building

Architekton Design Studio Bahamas Ltd. Jason Lorandos has won the design competition for the Central Bank of The Bahamas’ (CBOB) new building.  This was announced by the Central Bank’s Governor John Rolle on 11 May. The bank currently spends more than $1 million annually on the upkeep of its almost 50-year-old headquarters, and on rent […]

The Government’s Strange Case On Senator Frank Smith

Recent developments in the case of former Senator Frank Smith reveal that the Government has a less than stellar case against Mr. Smith. The trial resumed with an English Q C Jenkins on the one side and a Jamaican Q C K.D. Knight on the other. It resumed on Monday 14 May The evidence of […]

FNM Pushes Director Of Labour Out…John Pinder Rewarded

When John Pinder, the then President of the Bahamas Public Services Union, was campaigning in Fox Hill, after shutting down his own campaign, and campaigning for the goof ball that actually won the seat in the FNM, everyone knew that he struck a  deal with  FNM.  If they won the Government, he would become Director […]

Fifty Per Cent of Bahamians Can’t Make Ends Meet

From The Nassau Guardian The Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB) has released the results of its Financial Literacy survey, which found that overall, less than half (42.3 percent) of the respondents were able to provide answers to basic questions about financial computations and concepts around interest rates, including the compounding effects of interest rates. […]

Duane Sands Does It Again | Bad Beside Manner aka Arrogance

7 May 2018 Fresh from his attack on corned beef where Dr. Duane Sands told the country that he is going to take corned beef off the price control list and urged people to eat stir fried salmon instead, the good doctor is at it again. This time Dr. Macumba Miller, head of the doctors […]