Opinion

PM asked: 'How are you going to take care of queer Bahamians'
PM asked: 'How are you going to take care of queer Bahamians?'

July 13, 2022

TEMPERS flared after Prime Minister Philip "Brave" Davis was questioned during a lecture event last night about taking care of Bahamians who are part of the LGBTQ+ community.

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The honeymoon is over 
The honeymoon is over 

July 06, 2022

If there is such a thing as a honeymoon in politics, we can say with certainty that the magical, misty-eyed excitement of the new union between the people of The Bahamas and the Davis administration has come to an end.

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Why I am proud to be a Bahamian
Why I am proud to be a Bahamian

July 06, 2022

Dear Editor, Mature Christian thought has led me to the conclusion that the God of our faith, who created and directs all things, did so for His ultimate glory. A Bahamian citizen anywhere on this globe should affirm and assert his or her love for their country, primarily because this is the place God by....

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Tackle the war on crime
Tackle the war on crime

July 06, 2022

Dear Editor, Random shootings, drive-by shootings and even gunfights between gangs have sadly become common in our nation's capital. Rarely does a day go by and there is not at least one person who is killed by a gun. Every time you turn on the news on, the headlines of "breaking news another homicide" do ...

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TIME FOR UNITY TO END KILLING CRISIS: Churches leader calls for national effort to combat 'out of hand' murders
TIME FOR UNITY TO END KILLING CRISIS: Churches leader calls for national effort to combat 'out of hand' murders

July 05, 2022

BAHAMAS Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander said yesterday the recent spate of murders is cause for great concern, adding "we've really allowed this kind of activity to get out of hand".

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Minimum wage: Will 40 make a difference
Minimum wage: Will $40 make a difference?

July 04, 2022

Considering the government's announcement to increase the minimum wage from $210 to $250 per week, this segment will explore what this increase means for the economy, workers, and employers. A minimum wage is the lowest wage permitted that employers could pay workers by law. The topic of a minimum wage is often controversial among unions ...
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Struggling to buy gas Blame Joe Biden
Struggling to buy gas? Blame Joe Biden

June 28, 2022

Dear Editor, Who would've thought that Bahamians would have to pay an astounding $7 for one gallon of gasoline? A 2022 Chevrolet Equinox gasoline tank holds 14.9 gallons. For Equinox owners on New Providence, to fill theirs would cost $110.11, which is over half the minimum wage.

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Food prices: the damage caused by Russia
Food prices: the damage caused by Russia

June 28, 2022

Dear Editor, Your readers have seen that the prices of many foods and fertilizers rose sharply in 2020 and 2021. This was due to supply chain issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and changing demand.

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New Providence does not need another layer of government bureaucracy
New Providence does not need another layer of government bureaucracy

June 21, 2022

Dear Editor, The Progressive Liberal Party government's plan to introduce local government in New Providence will add another unnecessary layer of bureaucracy in the capital, which is where the central government is headquartered. The prime minister resides on New Providence. In fact, every prime minister dating back to Sir Roland Symonette lived on New Providence. ...

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Not Feeling this years International Womens Day we are still not there!
Not Feeling this year’s International Women’s Day – we are still not there!

March 15, 2022

I know that last week I should have been celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8th), but I just did not feel that inspired at all. Sadly, the last few months have been quite brutal for women in The Bahamas. We still do not have Marital Rape Laws, equality in citizenship, equality in pay, and opportunity, and fair, proportional representation in our government.

I would have loved to have been thrilled about the day. I would have loved to celebrate with my daughter and reassure her that all would be well, that her life as a Bahamian woman would not be one exhausting battle after another. That she wouldn’t have to fight too hard to be seen as equal to her male counterparts. That she would never have to explain why her no means NO, or why she should get paid the same as a man doing the same work she will do. But, sadly we are still not there.

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EMANCIPATE YOUR MIND
EMANCIPATE YOUR MIND

February 16, 2022

I have been reading with despair about events happening in our beloved country and seeing the blatant lack of care for we, the people, who continue to be blinded and duped by partisan ‘politricks’ instead of demanding accountability, transparency, and truth! 
I congratulate the Organization for Responsible Governance www.orgbahamas.com that continues to educate and advocate for the passing of the Freedom of Information Act. Unfortunately, I have little faith that it will be passed because our ‘politrickcians’ know no other way to operate other than under the cover of secrecy which is why The Bahamas continues to be smeared with having an increasing level of corruption!

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Letter to the Editor Crumbs for Thought
Letter to the Editor "Crumbs for Thought"

December 28, 2021

Bahamians have been left to scrap for crumbs.

Sincerely yours,
Capt. Toby C.S. Smith,
President.

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Beyond The Columbus Fiasco--Making Good Out Of A Bad Situation
Beyond The Columbus Fiasco--Making Good Out Of A Bad Situation

October 12, 2021

Who would have thought that these seemingly quiet, translucent waters that now draw millions to our shores have played an integral part in changing world history? Yes, these pristine waters of the Bahamas have seen the demise of an ancient world. They bellowed the story of the birth of the Americas and witnessed the wreckless demise of the first known inhabitants of our islands.

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Tips for the new administration

September 27, 2021

Dear Editor,
Permit me to suggest four useful tips for the incoming Davis administration:

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A look at Bahamian culture

September 27, 2021

Dear Editor,
When we look at Bahamian culture, are we seeing straight or cross-eyed?

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A new day has dawned, pt. 2

September 27, 2021

As we observed last week, the general election held on Thursday, September 16, 2021 is now one for the history books. The Bahamian people spoke loudly and clearly, saying that they had had enough of the disastrous government led by former Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis for the last four years, four months, and five days.

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Three simple ways of accomplishing your dreams

September 24, 2021

A friend of mine recently shared what has become my favorite story that can remind us all how to accomplish our dreams. Ben and Roy started working at a car dealership on the same day. Both men were incredibly similar; they had the same education, background, and amount of money in the bank. The only difference between them was that Ben was always thinking about ‘what ifs’ and Roy was only focused on the problems right in front of him – ‘what is.’

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The people have spoken

September 17, 2021

The Bahamian people have soundly rejected Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and the Free National Movement's (FNM) bid for a second term, continuing with the voter trend since 2002, which has seen administrations fall after just one term in office.

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A new day

September 17, 2021

Dear Editor,
The Bahamian people have spoken and have elected the PLP, led by the incoming prime minister, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis, QC, by a landslide.

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God has your back

September 02, 2021

If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’. For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. – Mark 6:30-32

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