THE WEEK IN REVIEW IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (3 – 8 OCTOBER 2016) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT COLEBY  THE HURRICANE MATTHEW DOSSIER An Overview: Matthew dominated the news headlines this week in The Bahamas and I dare say news in most of Florida. Reaching speeds up to 145 miles per hour and category 4 strength , tadalafil this powerful […]

THE WEEK IN REVIEW (1-5 FEBRUARY 2016)

This day in Parliament The Bahamas Parliament met on Wednesday, 3rd February to debate a compendium of food safety and security bills designed to protect the health and integrity of the local food chain from diseases and contamination. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie took the opportunity under the agenda item ‘Statements […]

Week in Review Continued…

Chief Justice proposes the abolition of jury trials During his first address to officers of the courts, Chief Justice Hartman Longley decried the huge backlog of cases, stating that the 10 criminal courts now in operation should have been operational 10 years ago. He called for a revamping of the warrant system and the abolition […]

WEEK IN REVIEW BY ELCOTT COLEBY

COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT COLEBY Attorney General decides on the Mayaguana court case The statement on the Mayaguana court case is published in its entirety: “On Monday, 20 April, 2015 the Office of the Attorney-General received from the Commissioner of Police the case file containing the results of the comprehensive full, fair and impartial investigation and […]

THE WEEK IN REVIEW BY ELCOTT COLEBY (27 APRIL – 1 MAY, 2015)

“It is common knowledge that the Government has been seeking a permanent solution to our challenged electrical systems and administration by way of a Request for Proposal (RFP) Process. This solution proposes to create efficiencies which will allow for significant reductions in the cost of energy, increased energy security, environmental responsibility, reliability, and increased competitiveness […]

ELCOTT REVIEW FEB 28th 2015

  Midyear budget debate concludes As debate on the midyear budget statement continued in the House on Monday (23rd Feb), Labour Minister Hon. D. Shane Gibson informed House members that the National Insurance Board is discontinuing the practice of accepting contributions from illegal immigrants. This new policy is part of the overall and far reaching immigration policy reforms […]

THE WEEK IN REVIEW BY ELCOTT COLEBY ( 2nd to 6th FEBRUARY 2015)

PM talks ownership and energy at Bahamas Economic Outlook In delivering his keynote address at the inaugural Bahamas Economic Outlook sponsored by the Fidelity Group of companies, Prime Minister Christie covered the broad and familiar national themes of Bahamas GDP growth, public finances, foreign investment and employment. He delivered this address on Tuesday, 3rd February […]

ELCOTT COLEBY REVIEW

In last week’s commentary, I reported on several vessels interdicted in Bahamian waters transporting illegal immigrants, specifically at Barre Tarre Exuma.   Well, in a race against time and with limited resources on this family island, immigration officers transported the migrants from the landing point to the relative safety of an auditorium in Ramsay Exuma, […]