Has anyone been charged with gun possession over the past 5 months? Anyone who was caught in possession of a firearm other than when they was committing a crime. And did they get the full penalty as is allowed by law. Donald Trump believe that arming more citizens can stop gun crimes. But there have been 21 mass school shootings in the United States this year. The United Kingdom has some of the strictest gun laws in the world. But their murder rate is up 46% this year. Most victims in the U.K., including London, are stabbed to death. There has also been increases in other major crimes including rapes and robberies . Here in the Bahamas, while authorities have achieved a 50% reduction in murders it is unnerving that an individual or gang. Can pull up on another Bahamian in broad daylight and shoot them multiple times until they are dead. Hopefully these persons will be caught and never see the streets of freedom again.
Posted 22 May 2018, 3:26 a.m.
And exactly how effective will this sexual Offenders Registry be in the Bahamas and how effectively will it be enforced? The country is only so big. Yes it is a good thing for repeat offenders but most of the country’s rape and sexual offenders are caught up in mitigating circumstances and where the victims are known to them.
Posted 21 May 2018, 1:40 p.m.
And exactly when did Bahamians go from liking native good to eating everything foreign. Bahamians always wanted native mutton, native pork and native chickens. They said the imported eggs were ‘too watery ‘ And the native limes had more taste. The imported tomatoes tasted like plastic and 30 years ago you couldn’t get Bahamians to Pizza. When they came back from a trip to ‘The ‘States,’ they would say something like ‘Boy I couldn’t wait to get home to eat some real food.’
Posted 21 May 2018, 7:43 a.m.
@Realitycheck : you have me confused. You call me boy and senior citizen almost in the same sentence.
Posted 20 May 2018, 5:12 p.m.
When Hubert Minnis was a young boy and played marbles , flies kite or spun top around in the area of his daddy’s gas station, half the boys he played with had on pants that had more patches than pants. Many were bare footed because they didn’t dare wear their church or school shoes in the ‘yard’ and they had nothing else to put on. And when the Hobby Horse race track was open many shops in the area did not see a customer from the track opened at10 am until the locals got back home after 5 pm. Even the numbers boys complained about how slow things were when the race track was open because everyone who bought numbers preferred to play the horses instead. And after losing most of their money at the tracks, which was often the case, many would return home to borrow a dollar or two or go ‘trust ‘ a 1/2 pound of sausage, a can of tomato paste, some rice an an onion from the neighborhood store. That would make supper for a family of five, while someone figured what the children would carry to school for lunch the next day. Even if it meant borrowing a dollar from the neighbor for the children to share. So making ends meet or not being able to make them meet is nothing new to Bahamians. The economic boom and false economy before the recession left many piling their hair (or weave) and trying to remember how they made it before then. The average Bahamian Home did not have electricity or running water, and cell phones, cable, internet and air conditioners did not exist. The average Bahamian did not own a car and they only caught the jitney when they were going downtown or to the race track in Cable Beach. And there were no fast foods and it wasn’t every day one could afford a chicken in the bag from Father Allen’s on Wulff Road or ‘Dirty’s’ what still on Nassau Street. Keats was a little more cheaper and they peeled the potatoes right there to make the fries. And since most homes had only one lamp of candle, everyone had to fall sleep before the lamp ‘get blow out’ or the candle burned itself out. And if someone had just died in the neighborhood you would try fall asleep before everyone else while fighting off mosquitoes and the uncomfortable summer heat.
Posted 20 May 2018, 2:04 p.m.
And while Bahamian women could have easily outdone the Brits in the hat attire, Meghan, in her natural beauty, and absence of excessive makeup and unusual cut wedding dress, that seem to fit her into it naturally, easily seamlessly assumed the role of Sir Sidney Poitier in the movie, ‘Guess who’s coming to dinner.’
Posted 20 May 2018, 3:17 a.m.
Yes it seems that while the Royal Family and their guests had finally accepted everything nont traditional about the queen’s grandson, Harry ‘s, weeding, non were prepared for Rev. Curry’s sermon that featured quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King and exerpts from the ole negro spiritual, ‘A Balm in Giliad.’ As Rev. Curry delivered his hard hitting, unusual, and obviously directed sermon, not only could wedding guests , including members of the royal seen squirming in their seats, but the profuse sweating by many would lead one to believe the air conditioner had failed. And the stunningly dressed Serena Williams captured the press and the absence of Donald Trump was of no major concern, because, according to Rev. Curry, ‘Love conquers all,’. And Martin Luther King’s dream of little black boys holding hands with little white girls was transferred to a prince holding hands with the love of his life in a palatial sort of way for the entire world to see. And the Rolls Royce’s and the police driven Range Rovers and of course the blue Jaguar. And Magan’s Mother wearing dreadlocks and herself obviously blushing at Rev Curry’s sermon, was the only member of her family there.
Posted 20 May 2018, 3:05 a.m.
First tropical disturbance expected to pass in the area of Abaco?grand Bahama this weekend.
Posted 19 May 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Well the great debate in the media now is whether this 17 y/o boy should be charged with weapons of mass destruction, since the bombs found in his possession did not have detonating devices. But there are several things operating in the US that is fueling these mass shootings. Not necessarily agreeing that the parents should be held accountable because most of these young killers get their instincts from the internet or sources outside the home. There are websites that promote violence en masse and hate groups feed the aide that Americans are under threat of being attacked not only from foreign countries but also from factions within the country. Trumps plan to arm teachers will not be effective but only change the mode of attack.
Posted 18 May 2018, 9:35 p.m.
There is a possibility that Bahamians may have been on board the flight.
Posted 18 May 2018, 7:07 p.m.
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