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DOES THE MINISTER OF FINANCE KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING?

The Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest has taken a beating. There is a video going around of Peter Turnquest expressing condolences to the people of Bimini following the news of the first Covid 19 death last week. He was unshaven and overweight and his voice was grim.  He looked like he had just been through […]

ALL OF A SUDDEN THE PRESS IS CONCERNED ABOUT BALANCE

The Nassau Guardian ran an editorial 1 April 2020, April Fool’s day, in which it said there was a need for balance.  The editorial went on to say in the face of the order by the Government to allow insurance premiums due, to be excused as a result of the emergency period, that this was […]

PSYCHOLOGIST BACKS BRAVE ON LIQOUR STORES

So now last week, the FNM trolls were all up in arms because the Leader of the Opposition argued that liquor stores should be reopened. The point he was making had to do with the fact that one of the FNM’s benefactors had a liquor store out west and they were doing a rip  roaring […]

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION RESPONDS

Statement By The Leader Of the Opposition Responding To The Prime Minister’s Statement On Covid 19 For Immediate Release 3 April 2020 This afternoon  you heard the p m say he consulted with me on the additional measures that he announced this evening which shuts down the country  from 8 p m. this evening  until […]

ALLYSON GIBSON WRITES: TOGETHER WE CAN

BE BOLD BAHAMAS Heartfelt thank you to the frontline team. “… I am not a scientist, but it is the right and duty of every citizen to look and see what the scientists have said and to analyse it for themselves and to draw common sense conclusions. We are all perfectly capable of doing that […]

PEOPLE SO HAPPY TO BE IN JAIL FOR THE COVID VIRUS

There were several posts in chat groups and on Facebook sites  applauding the Government for their actions in this present Covid 19 crisis. What struck us is how quick people are in the face of this crisis to give away their right to be free. One post said we must lock down the country and […]

FNM POLICY ON STAYING AT HOME MIXED UP LIKE CONCH SALAD

Photo of long lines of people seeking to pay their BPL bills before the announced disconnections to begin on 1 April 2020. The FNM government later changed its mind. From the time the state of public emergency was declared by the Governor General on 17 March 2020, the Government has shown that it is manifestly […]

THE INSURANCE GUYS WHO MAY BE UNPATRIOTIC NOT BRAVE

So when the Leader of the Opposition Brave Davis had his press conference on the day after the proclamation of a state of public emergency, the press and the public were all over him that he was showing disunity at a time of national crisis, to the point that he was being unpatriotic was the […]

CONCERN ABOUT THESE MAGISTRATES AND CURFEW CHARGES

The Leader  of the Opposition Philip Davis has expressed his concern that the homeless and other Bahamians are being locked up and charged monies disproportionate to the crime during this emergency for breaking the curfew imposed by the Government.  Even the FNM supporter Bishop Walter Hanchell of the Great Commission Ministries joined the chorus of […]

Central Bank Not Being Aggressive Enough In The Covid Crisis

We think that the Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest is lost in the midst of this crisis.  We think that the Central Bank is not being aggressive enough, much too passive.  We asked for advice on the subject and here is the advice we got Suggestions: A limited fiscal response to COVID 19 would not […]