‘Bahamians should try going into some of these shantytowns and witness the inhuman conditions.’ There are Bahamians living in far worse conditions than in the shantytowns. Some without light and water and in houses where most of the roof has caved in and the floor is non existent. And at least one good stripe in the PLP’s cap is they were successful in assisting many of these people.
Posted 22 March 2018, 12:37 p.m.
It’s like a lawyer stands up in court and says something that is not allowed and is asked to withdraw it. But even though he withdraws it, his statement has already reached the ears of the jury. Time for the Bahamas to stop running around with a fire hose trying to put out a fire every someone flicks a bic.
Posted 22 March 2018, 11:53 a.m.
Facebook’s President, Mark Zukerberg, says that the last thing that would be on his mind when he was forming Facebook was that hie would have to testify in front of a grand jury. With 7 Billion members strong, Facebook now has the power to influence the outcomes of Elections, determine the outcome of wars and change consumers buying habits or product choices. So now Facebook too, has to be regulated, not only in terms of its advertising but also in terms of its content and use of membership information. Not to mention Facebook’s monopoly.
Posted 21 March 2018, 11:52 p.m.
Minnis ‘open can of corned beef’ joke was so corny it must have jumped out of the can when he opened it...the corned beef. But Minnis admission that his administration made missteps would have been more powerful and convincing had he admitted to the mistakes and made a pledge that his government would be sure to cross all the eyes and for all the ‘tees, moving forward be they red or yellow. Ok so I was trying to outdo Minnis ‘ corned beef joke.
Posted 21 March 2018, 7:11 p.m.
If Brent Symonette has his way and doubles the work permit fees for gardeners and maids, this will be the final straw that makes his FNM Government obsolete. How can this man say in one breath that these are jobs Bahamians are not willing to do and then doubles the price. Then government says it wants to increase food production but increase the cost of labor at the stroke of the pen? Of course unconscionable and outrageous permit fees will also lead to more illegal employment. Symonette not only seems not to have a moral compass when dealing with immigration issues, but the FNM seems to have no direction in how to accomplishing its most simple goals. You tell people in the country to get regularised and Bahamians to regularised their workers with immigration, then you double the cost? On the lowest earning immigrants? Shame ‘ Mr. Born with a silver spoon in your teeths’
Posted 21 March 2018, 6:53 p.m.
Cleaning the house is correct. Clean yours before you try clean someone else’s. Now you see why the Bible says it is sinful to offer your neighbor strong drink /drugs. You get them addicted then take advantage of them or their weaknesses. The war on drugs/ the war on gangs/the war on opioids... are we there yet?
Posted 21 March 2018, 6:33 p.m.
At the current level of abuse the US will lose a portion of its population equal to the entire population of The Bahamas to opioids overdose deaths in less than five years. And because the number of deaths has been increasing steadily since 1999 it can be as less as 4 years. There is tons and tons of information out there and. It is the prerogative of our law enforcement agencies to avail themselves to this information to better serve their country and to make informed decisions when patterning with agencies from other countries so as not to be hoodwinked or bambozzled. At this point the armed forces of this country should have their own intelligence gathering and verifying resources to ensure they do not act on false information.
Posted 21 March 2018, 9:50 a.m.
The most abused drug in The Bahamas is marijuana. The danger is that persons start smoking at a very young age. There are many strains and varieties of marijuana on the streets and some is very addictive. Marijuana can be a gateway to more dangerous drugs and this country needs more interactive programs for its young people. Beyond posting billboards on intersections.
Posted 21 March 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Drug overdose deaths in the US, mostly from opioids, climbed from 15,000 in 1999 to just under 80,000 in 2017 and is now the leading cause of death in some age categories. The US that has 7 percent of the worlds population consumes 80 percent of all opioids prescribed legally. So why is this level af abuse of legal drugs happening in the US while that country claims to be the worlds police on illegal drugs? One would think life preservation would be the DEA’d greatest priority and they would go after the drugs that are causing the greatest amounts of deaths with priority.
Posted 21 March 2018, 9:24 a.m.
Then no more private ports for cruise ships unless fully staffed by Bahamians, there is access to the mainland and local shopping and attractions. There is only one Bahamas and when tourists visit Bahamians must benefit.
Posted 21 March 2018, 9:15 a.m.
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