Letters to the Editor


Unfair way to treat our PM

A video clip showing an interview of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis by various reporters which aired on Clint Watson's Beyond the Headlines had made the rounds on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media platforms throughout the country. A friend of my wife's forwarded the WhatsApp video of the interview at its tail end with Minnis jokingly talking about being more concerned about the Shell Saxons Superstars winning at Christmas. He was responding to a question about the possibility of a general strike by the unions he had met with on December 3.

Tackling crime in isolation is not going to solve problem

Much has been said about fighting crime in The Bahamas but whatever strategy the government employs the situation will reach Nash equilibrium – a stable state of a system involving the interaction of different participants, in which no participant can gain by a unilateral change of strategy if the strategies of the others remain unchanged.

Why VAT exemption is not such a big deal

IT was very evident few MPs have seen a current BP&L bill. All they talked was exempting bills up to 300.00 from VAT on bills under $300. What if BP&L would advise us how many MPs are current with their BP&L Bills - where arrears what is that amount?

The CPSA's shakedown of the Minnis administration

SENIOR doctors of the Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) and the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) remain in stalemate. Notwithstanding the assurances of CPSA doctors, the ongoing industrial action has the potential of exposing gravely ill Bahamians who depend on the Princess Margaret Hospital to unnecessary risks. Most Bahamians do not have the option of going to Doctors Hospital or other privately owned health institutions, simply because they cannot afford to.

We need to tempt the tourists off those ships

Tourism arrivals – well irony in that the FNM are now praising the economic effect of the Baha Mar project – had to be sort of a happy occasion for the good Minister seeing that his buddy Sarkis created it and PM Christie dug the whole mess out…thanks also to EXIM.

Do MPs not understand basic finances?

WHEN politicians simply talk garbage and refuse to state the Cost of Operating BP&L which is the real cost reflected in the Billings then we are nowhere close to resolving the issue.

Government seems brain dead

BP&L…receivables of at least $91.6million unsure if that includes what Government owes them, which usually is in excess of $30 million so BP&L are owed a whopping $115 million!

Why Christians should oppose legalising marijuana

Letter writer Porcupine’s recent write-up was more an atheistic polemic against Christianity in particular and theism in general than a counterargument against the Biblical injunction on recreational marijuana.

Climate change a threat to us all

No doubt the issue on everyone’s lips is the cost of electricity - we have now been re-warned by Minister Bannister that the prices we saw in last months’ bills might not be the highest as the fuel (diesel) purchased was at prices of three months ago and since then diesel prices have exceeded that level…retail over $5.00 a gallon.

Time for minister to resign

I have long been a political and fraternal supporter of the Hon Doctor Duane Sands (FNM-Elizabeth). He is a skilled medical practitioner but, in my view, a ‘bad’ politician and people’s person.

The day Chrissy lacked the love

THE Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes 3:8 says that ''there's a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.''

What would happen if we had to deal with a major crash?

What would happen, God help us if it did, a 737 or 767 was to crash in the waters off LPIA?

When history has a story to guide us

HUNDREDS of Bahamians who are adherents of the Rastafari faith recently commemorated the coronation of Ras Tafari Makonnen as the 225th emperor of Ethiopia on November 2, 1930. Claiming to be the direct descendant of Old Testament King Solomon and the queen of Sheba via Menelik I, Ras Tafari acquired the pompous appellation Haile Selassie I, which means ‘‘Might of the Trinity.’’

Murky waters near Baha Mar

CURIOUS - what is Baha Mar building in the water, beach front in front of their hotel? Daily construction barges are seen crossing from Arawak Cay to Baha Mar - clearly a lot of piles have been erected. Obstructions in the sea causes beaches to disappear.

We are living in the world of designer babies

Yesterday it was announced that twin girls were born in China. They are the first babies in the world to be genetically altered, in order to make them immune to HIV.