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November 01, 2010
Term limits needed in The Bahamas

The Westminster political system does not call for term limits. Candidates can offer for the job as prime minister as many times as they wish.
There are supposed to be several checks and balances in the system, however, which ensure no one person is able to stay on in the post in perpetuity.
The main check should be competitive democratic political parties. If many candidates have a chance to be l...

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November 08, 2010
Ban Foreign Money From Elections

The Bahamas has been an independent country for 37 years. Majority rule came about in 1967. Since these two landmark events, our leaders have not seen the need to create rules surrounding election financing.

And we the people have not demanded that these rules be created. Currently a slack system exists. Anyone with a bag of money can give that money to any politician or political party. And th...

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May 31, 2017
Money matters

After the 2007 general election, when the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) suffered an embarrassing defeat, Perry Christie claimed the reason for the loss was that the Free National Movement (FNM) had outspent the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).
In his mind, money was the main reason the tide turned against the PLP.
It could not have been because of bad governance, scandals, his failure to deal wi...

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May 12, 2017
Let's clean it up Bahamas

Dear Editor,
Allow me to congratulate my fellow Bahamians for once again conducting themselves in a civilized and peaceful manner during the recently held general election.
I am calling on all political parties and their candidates, both those elected and rejected, to do their civic duty and remove and responsibly dispose of all of their election paraphernalia (banners, posters, flags etc.), which...

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May 12, 2017
Observers report on election

Commonwealth Observer Group Chair Hannah Tetteh said yesterday former Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall's replacement, which took place just days before Wednesday's election, was "unusual" in her team's observations of the 2017 general election.
Despite concerns about the appointment of Acting Commissioner Charles Albury less than one week before the election, overall, the group believes tha...

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May 12, 2017
OAS electoral observers cite concerns over advance poll

While it congratulated the newly elected Free National Movement (FNM) administration and commended Bahamians on their "continued commitment to democracy", despite the "sense of unease" in the lead up to Wednesday's poll, the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) recommended the country address electoral organization following several concerns at the advance...

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May 12, 2017
A look at the numbers

Key members of the Christie administration were slaughtered in Wednesday's general election that saw Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis elected as the fourth prime minister of The Bahamas.
Former Prime Minister Perry Christie and ministers Dr. Bernard Nottage, Jerome Fitzgerald, Shane Gibson, Melanie Griffin, Hope Strachan, Fred Mitchell, Michael Halkitis and Kenred Dorsett all ...

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May 10, 2017
Mitchell to U.S. blogger: Butt out

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Fox Hill candidate Fred Mitchell called an American political strategist and commentator ignorant after a clip of the man suggesting that China owns The Bahamas went viral.
While a guest on Fox News Radio on Monday night, Evan Siegfried said the Chinese government controls The Bahamas as a result of the U.S. cutting back on economic investment in the country.
"The U...

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May 09, 2017
DPM: Ingraham's presence exposes Minnis' weakness

Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis said yesterday former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham's injection into the 2017 election campaign exposes the weakness of Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis.
Ingraham has been addressing FNM rallies over the last week, taking the government to task on a number of critical issues and accusing the prime minister of protecting compromised min...

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May 04, 2017
Mark the manner of your bearing

In a matter of days, citizens of this great country will place their Xs against the names of the candidates of their choosing, thus selecting the persons who will form the next government for the ensuing five years. Accordingly, I make a few observations that I hope will be embraced as we move forward. While the ideas are not new, nonetheless, I hope they will seriously be considered.

The world i...

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