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Former Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest said yesterday he found it "amazing" that Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis would say that no one in the country is safe from crime after his aide was shot on Monday.
Turnquest said this is the same Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) that blamed him every time a crime happened.
"This is the same person who put up all those billboards," T...
In recent weeks, government and police officials have made what may well be unjustified criticisms of the court system in The Bahamas. The question that arises in my mind is: Which end of the court system are they talking about?
I had the privilege to serve as a magistrate from January 2005 to November 2006 principally working the Family Island circuit in 17 districts, hearing...
Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage announced yesterday that he has directed the commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) to deploy up to 150 officers to assist the police force in fighting crime.
"Mr. Speaker, we are not going to take it any more," said Nottage, while contributing to debate on the 2013/2014 budget.
Nottage said the Defence Force officers can assist with...
The issue of Haitians in The Bahamas has long been a contentious one. On one side of the divide are those who believe The Bahamas should be welcoming toward Haitians. The other side is filled with those who believe our national identity is being threatened and normally blame Haitians for a host of social ills.
It wasn't always this way.
While there were many years in the middle of the 20th Centu...
The country's junior men's national basketball program has certainly come a long way since a 40-point massacre to the Argentines seven years ago in San Antonio.
This time, The Bahamas was right in the game, until faltering late to drop their first game of the FIBA Americas Under-16 Championships, 74-53, to Argentina. The tournament, also known as the Tournament of the Americas, is being contested...
Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour once again for me to make a presentation to this Honourable House relative to the national budget.
The book of Ecclesiastes records that "there is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven".
Kerzner will move to close its 423-room Beach Tower hotel for September through to the end of October, sparking work schedules cuts for employees and suggesting the destination's titan is no more immune to economic slowdown than those lower on the totem pole.
No sin is unredeemable -- not even suicide. We've all heard it before that individuals who take their lives are damning themselves for all eternity. And most people have been raised with the understanding that killing oneself is one of the unforgivable sins. But a number of ministers of religion say this is not true. They say suicide, much like any sin, is forgivable, because no sin is greater...