JAILING INNOCENT BAHAMIANS WALKING OFF THE PLANE

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday 21 July 2020, the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis abruptly decided to shut down the island of Grand Bahama.  He left people scrambling to get out and long lines at the food stores.  No notice given.  Among those were a group that came in on a  Bahamasair plane from Freeport which […]

THE JAILING OF POOR PEOPLE FOR VIOLATING THE CURFEW

Each day we read the press reports last week of person after person appearing before the courts because they violated the curfew. Inevitably these people come from poor neighbourhoods in New Providence.  This gives the impression that the weight of the law is being felt dispropionately on the poor.  The fines are disproportionate.  People have […]