Editorial

Port Authority has strong focus on island sports

• (First published April 19, 2017) There is much more to the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) than being the prime engine that drives the investment/economic machinery in the island. There is of course, the sports passion. Over time, particularly through the late patriarchs Edward St. George and Sir Jack Hayward, the GBPA has been…
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Boat patrols necessary for border controls

Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel, in our view, has been going around in circles in his effort to intelligently address the entry of Haitian sloops,with illegal migrants, into the country. Particularly, for several that came right up through the western area of New Providence, Bethel provided no explanation we could accept. Firstly, the…
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PM Dr. Minnis’ comments not fair to Freeport News

This past Saturday, while addressing the audience at the Press Club Awards Banquet in New Providence, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis was critical of the press/media in general and seemed intent to classify all of the daily newspapers as entities that miss out on “reporting” in a broader and more balanced context. While the PM’s…
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Multiple crime incidents put fear in public

It is interesting that from the Ministry of National Security and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, comes the claim that crime nationally is on the decrease, generally. At the same time, the presence of police officers is minimal on the streets and in communities, on a day-to-day basis. Criminal incidents take place with the same…
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