we bahamians need to decide what type of economy we wish to have. if the guiding principle is going to be the people (gov't) own the place so we dont need to be concerned about who pays or does not pay, then stop this talk about profit and loss. in such a scenario that concept would be alien. everybody use however much you need, if you can pay good, if not let the taxpayers all pay for you. textbook socialism. one day we want to be efficient, reduce costs, etc., next day none of that matters. cant have it both ways. same time we're at it, lets all ride free on bahamasair, after all we own that too...
Posted 28 November 2018, 8:29 a.m.
its really high-time that we enforce or legislate laws to protect the national interest. Harm tourism and you harm the economy of the country. that should be a crime with hefty penalties.. cant just sit on the sidelines and do nothing and hope for a good outcome. hope is not a strategy.
Posted 22 November 2018, 6:11 a.m.
The Union would call it a collosal failure because they now are getting a feel of reality, something the brothers and sisters in the hotel industry need. Priivatization is supposed to achieve exactly what is happening.. promote efficient, cost-effective service and run the laggards out of business. its about the consumer (the majority) not about protecting a few employees. BTC struggling simply proves that it cant compete.
Posted 22 November 2018, 6:08 a.m.
A lot of this cost issue is actually due to socialist policies. Gov't took a decision decades ago that all bahamians should have access to electricity.. good idea. However the method you have to disagree with.. BEC provide the power infrastructure, etc., then let ALL bahamians pay for it not just the users? There must be a better, more efficient way. Asking a Nassau businessman or resident to pay more for light so a guy in Rum Cay or Ragged Island can have electricity hurts everyone. If you choose to live off the grid as they say, you need to understand what that means. Yes those folks see a better lifestyle with this socialist policy, but the entire country suffers as a result. In the final analysis, it is unsustainable.
Posted 16 November 2018, 11:48 p.m.
Ranking near the bottom of yet another survey. How depressing.
Posted 16 November 2018, 11:38 p.m.
I have advocated for some time that the Defence Force should be more properly reclassified as the Bahamas Coast Guard. That would help to better identify their purpose. Who are we kidding about defence? against who or what? Coast Guards do search and rescue but also inspections of boats, to avoid what happened in Exuma and they are responsible for patrolling and intercepting illegals trying to enter the country. so i say rebrand this organization and develop it accordingly.
Posted 16 November 2018, 11:36 p.m.
better not be in a hurry to spend that money.. if one airliner goes down in our territory the search and rescue operation could quickly reach into the millions.. ask the Australians how much they spent searching for that missing malaysian jet..
Posted 15 November 2018, 8:29 a.m.
way too much money put into this for a little village like Nassau. but i too wish them well.
Posted 15 November 2018, 8:13 a.m.
Campbell needs to watch more Fox. Trump would have replied that he never said it, no matter how many witnesses or what you record on tape.. get smart brothers..
Posted 31 October 2018, 9:52 a.m.
gov't always has a 'consultant' at the table when negotiating with the Union, so how could this happen? Why does gov't agree work rules for shift workers as though they are 9 to 5ers? there is a reason they call them shift workers and that in itself suggests their conditions of service will be different from most folks. The level of incompetence and dysfunction on display in everything touched by gov't is so shocking..
Posted 31 October 2018, 9:49 a.m.
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