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The last week has been quite eventful for The Bahamas as we hosted for the first time the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference (CWP) and the inaugural International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays. The organizers of both events ought to be commended for a job well done and the Bahamian people congratulated for our exceptional hospitality as our nation was in the ...
In a couple of hours from now, the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) will commemorate two years since the general elections that ushered the party into power. The PLP won the 2012 general election in a landslide victory over the incumbent Free National Movement (FNM) government, after what was generally considered to be a remarkable election campaign.
The PLP came into power in the aftermath of the ...
It is the task of the official opposition to prepare for and win the next general election in order to rescue the country from the terrible misrule, gross incompetence and abuses of power by the Christie administration.
The prior task is to mount the leadership necessary to more effectively challenge and confront an out-of-control government. Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis is nowhere up to th...
the General Elections of December 29, 2011, the Electoral Observation
Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) fielded 25
observers from 16 countries in all 8 of the country's administrative
regions. A total of 852 of the country's polling stations were visited
by the OAS team on Election Day. The following preliminary observations
are based on the direct observations of the ...
Secretary General Insulza: the Three Challenges to Democracy in the Region are Inequality, Organized Crime and the Lack of Political Dialogue
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José
Miguel Insulza, said today at the opening ceremony of the Third Latin
American Democracy Forum in Mexico City, that "at present the
democracies of Latin America and the Caribbean face three major risks to
their integrity: inequality, organized crime, and the lack of dialogue
between political actors."
Minister Keith Bell is upset. It seems he is not a fan of convicted sex offender Bishop Earl Randolph Fraser and doesn't think he should be leading another church.
This is fair enough, I don't think much of the good bishop myself.
As to Bell's suggestion that perhaps an outside authority should have the final say on who can and cannot lead religious institutions, I would concur with h...
A prominent community leader has recommended to the Constitutional Commission that political parties be done away with in The Bahamas to give way to an alternative system of democracy that would allow any citizen to run for office void of party affiliation.
Ed Fields, chairman of We The People, a community service-based organization, said the established political format is not conducive to true r...
This piece concludes a series that has sought to unravel some of the issues raised during the current debate on gender equality. The positive feedback and support from both men and women following the publication of the first part has been overwhelming and encouraging, signaling the fact that Bahamians understand what is at stake. It also confirms that our people know that which is right and are c...
The Progressive Liberal Party's (PLP) National General Council (NGC) yesterday demanded a public apology in the House of Assembly from Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins as part of his atonement for publically attacking Prime Minister Perry Christie on the floor of the House in recent debates.
PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts also appointed a four-person committee from the NGC to decide what sanction...
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."
- Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:15)
Recently, the Bahamas Christian Council (BCC), through some of its members, has taken positions on public policy that have left many Bahamians more confused by their utterances instead of being enlightened on national issues that are debated in the public square...