When governments identify a citizen who they allege has committed crimes against the nation, that person is referred to as an enemy of the state. Well for this column I invite you to broaden your scope of thought about that term of reference, because in a different sense here in The Bahamas, many of us are identifying the enemy of our state – our state of being, that is. Continue reading
Bahamas, what did I tell you? This weekend Minister Obie Wilchcombe finally confirmed that the Gaming Bill the government leaked to their people in the media back in May (to start up mischief and furor), won’t be tabled in the form in which it was leaked. Didn’t I say this would be the case? Continue reading
Very good Mr Brave Davis, you suddenly know what everybody living on earth knows – that crime can happen to anyone at any time – it just so happens that this time it hit home to you because your police bodyguard was regrettably shot. Continue reading
I am a Bahamian whose national pride has been interrupted. It’s been interrupted by a group of persons commonly referred to as the government, who in just 13 short months, has managed to set our country back many years.
I look at what is happening in our country now at the government level and as a Bahamian I am flat out disgusted. Sitting under the rule of corruption, secrecy and disarray creates a weight on the soul and psyche that can become unbearable at times for Bahamians who actually care about the state of their nation. Continue reading
There is no other recorded instance in the 40-year history of an Independent Bahamas where our government presented a candidate for Ambassador to Washington who was rejected for cause. Slaps and political propaganda make media headlines in this country with ease. How much more should this? Continue reading
There are a number of you out there today who are struggling so much that you want to give up, or you have already given up hope and no longer want to go on. Your situation isn’t easy, but know that you’re not alone, it’s not over for you, you’re not a failure, you’re not worthless, you’re not a mistake – YES, YOU DO MATTER AND YES, YOU CAN MAKE IT. Don’t let go. Hold on. Continue reading
To the point, all mature, right-thinking persons know that violence on the part of our elected officials is not acceptable and is wrong by whoever carries it out. Here’s the one point about this matter that isn’t being properly discussed though – what is violence? Violence is an unwarranted or unjust act or exertion of force or power. The now infamous “slap” that made headlines this week is an act of violence and so is the putting of hands on someone without their consent. Continue reading