Wow, January flew by and now we’re already two weeks into February. Its pretty much impossible to keep up with all the news thats happening in The Bahamas or anywhere. Which is why I decided to post this recap every week. Here are some of the most interesting stories of the past week in my opinion. (click head line to view complete story in local media)
Rogue FNM MP caused a political firestorm when he went on local radio show and basically called out Prime Minister Ingraham, saying that he was not compassionate and was not in touch with the people. It seems unlikely that Mr. McCartney will be nominated for re-election by the FNM in 2012.
After months of protests and threats of a national strike the deal that will transfer 51% stake in BTC to C&W is all but complete. There have been alot of promises of improvement, so i guess we shall see. It is kind of funny to me that the Government says it has veto power over any decision C&W makes that it doesn’t like, when it only has 49% though… I wonder how that works.
This explains how C&W got in the bidding process although it was closed. But what I’d like to know is why the two other bidders were found unsuitable and why they were pre-qualified in the first place?
I’m happy to see that these horses were removed and will receive proper treatment. Its indicative of our attitude toward animals that this was allowed to go on for so long. It will be interesting to see if the owner of said animals is charged before the courts… wait do we even have laws to deal with this?
Considering The Typical Bahamian diet and sedentary lifestyle this should come as no surprise to anyone. Its time we take a serious look at our eating habits as a nation. If our ministry of health was worth anything they would’ve launched an awareness campaign long time ago.
There was an out pouring of condolences and tributes to Bishop Michael Eldon from around The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands upon the new of his death. I don’t recal the man personally but I remember the name from my youth. He was a giant of a man and had a great impact not only on the Anglican church but on the entire country.
Here we go again. It seems every summer there are union problems in the Bahamas. If it aint the teachers, nurses, it BTC or BEC.
The “poor management” and care of victims and witnesses of crime is causing “serious damage” to the successful prosecution of criminals, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham asserted yesterday as he officially opened a witness care conference.
Ingraham said the matter has needed attention for some time.
THE third-party coalition consisting of the National Democratic Party and the Worker’s Party staged an island wide protest yesterday. Party leaders blasted the government for proceeding with plans to sell BTC to Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC).A small motorcade of party members rode around the city, covering Baillou Hill Road, Bay Street, Paradise Island, Mackey Street, Carmichael Road, Coral Harbour and the Sir Lynden Pindling International Airport.
Thats it for last week’s news recap. It was a slow week for me, perhaps I missed some of the more interesting stories. Drop me a link and let me know. The good news is that there were no murders!