EDITORIAL: Budget crucial as up to half of country is out of work

IF the importance of today’s Budget was lost on anyone, the estimate by Immigration Minister Elsworth Johnson that half the country’s workforce is unemployed ought to concentrate minds.

EDITORIAL: Promising signs - but not an end to the lockdown yet

MORE than a thousand people want to head for the Family Islands.

EDITORIAL: The inequality of the pandemic

SINCE the start of the penalties for breaching curfew, there has been some unease about the application of some of the fines – and two cases have brought that to a head.

EDITORIAL: Who does know the reasons for keeping island closed?

SINCE Sunday’s national address by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, people in all parts of the country – including this column – have wondered why some islands have been allowed to resume commercial activity, yet others have not.

EDITORIAL: Leave no room for doubt - explain these decisions

NATURE abhors a vacuum. So once said the philosopher Aristotle – and just as it is true in physics, so it is true that human nature also abhors a vacuum.

EDITORIAL: Light at the end of the tunnel

THE countdown to reopening has begun.

EDITORIAL: Will the nation pass this test?

The strongest action yet taken to curtail the spread of COVID-19 was announced yesterday by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis – the lockdown of Bimini for the rest of the month.

EDITORIAL: Promises, promises from BPL

IF ever there was a group of managers fretting nervously over their company’s performance, it would be the top executives at Bahamas Power & Light.

EDITORIAL: Clear communication must be the lesson

IN the wake of the resignation of Health Minister Dr Duane Sands, there were clear lessons to be learned. The slow revelation of more information about how a COVID-19 positive passenger got on board a repatriation flight shows that some skipped those lessons.

EDITORIAL: Where is the leader when he’s needed?

WHAT a difference a week makes.

EDITORIAL: Fighting on the front line

When we talk about healthcare workers on the front line of the battle against COVID-19, it’s people such as Dr George Charite and his daughters that we are talking about.

EDITORIAL: Are the borders open to some but not to all?

AFTER a long day of waiting to find out who the new Minister of Health would be, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis revealed there was only one man for the job – himself!

EDITORIAL: A resignation that could have been avoided

A DAY of political drama ended in a short statement last night.

EDITORIAL: Border breach row an unwelcome issue

THE whole story of the US couple who breached border restrictions has become a real mess.

EDITORIAL: The other battle we face - against hunger

ONE in four people in The Bahamas may now be facing hunger.