"appointed by the Governor-General after consultation with the Bahamas Bar Association"LOL! Other than that glaring faux-pas (assuming the one up on the Hill now would be included) it is WAY too soft!
Posted 20 October 2017, 4:09 p.m.
The Constitution should therefore be changed, post-haste, as this obviously encourages illegals to have babies in our country, not a good thing for children of legal Bahamians who have to compete for social services and jobs as it is. Small wonder there were not public service announcements in Creole and In English. I do not, however, think this is a secret as children of Haitian parents, whether legal or otherwise, born in the Bahamas have been taking advantage of this rule for decades. Being a good Christian, looks like you have let the cat out of the bag for the uninformed!
Posted 20 October 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Correct. Unfortunately this cannot be done in instances where the borders are crossed illegally, which is an on-going problem in this country, as well as many others. Obviously illegal immigrants fleeing poverty are more inclined not to have sought medical attention for existing, often highly contagious, conditions........
Posted 20 October 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Rather like the CEO of a 'local' airline who just prior to his lucrative acquisition had served in top positions in both CAD and Ministry of Transport?
Posted 19 October 2017, 4:40 p.m.
shameless!! scary!!! Something must be done to stop all of this nonsense is right!
Posted 19 October 2017, 4:37 p.m.
Poor you! Don't you have a flight to take?
Posted 19 October 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Oh that! Thank you Comrade! Seems to have nothing to do with setting up a financial service or tech-type business in our fair lands.
Posted 19 October 2017, 3:01 p.m.
The U.K. also has a National Lottery.
The web shops are open practically around the clock. Lottery tickets should only be available for purchased in certain retail outlets. Bahamians will not then run off the job and sneak out the house to sit "spinning" away in a gambling house. Winning numbers should only be called once or twice a week. Would suggest once a week and see how she goes. Winning numbers should be called live on National television and radio. Winners' names should NOT be divulged for sake of security and piranhas. Lottery proceeds should go in a unique account and balances and expenditures should be constantly available to The People and monitored by an ever-changing board of, perhaps five officials charged with serving The People's interest. Perhaps one each of the five representative would come from the Departments of Education, Health and The National Hurricane Insurance Fund (NEMA?)...........
Posted 19 October 2017, 2:32 p.m.
"These companies must meet a qualifying criteria to obtain a ‘specified commercial enterprise’ certificate, including a minimum $250,000 investment and Investments Board approval, and produce a business plan that details “training and capacity-building opportunities” for Bahamians involving jobs initially held by work permit holders."
1. Is this investment to be in the form of the purchase of say, real-estate, or the form of a fee to the Immigration Department?2. WILL Bahamians actually be trained to take over jobs or will the jobs always require special skills not possessed by Bahamians as has always been the case, e.g. a janitor who must be fluent in Swahili and Mandarin?
Posted 19 October 2017, 2 p.m.
That part is foolishness. Simple.
Posted 19 October 2017, 1:49 p.m.
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