Editorial

Grand Lucayan saga continues

Grand Lucayan saga continues

On the campaign trail, representatives of political parties, especially the leaders, make grand promises to voters. Often, they just throw out the pledges without consideration of the circumstances, the feasibility, the capacity of negotiators on behalf of the taxpayers, or the extent of the Treasury’s outreach for capital projects. Of course, once in power and…
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Skyline Investment West GB project in jeopardy?

Skyline Investment West GB project in jeopardy?

The absence of representative personnel in West Grand Bahama, has fueled a rumor that Skyline Investments Limited has pulled out of the proposed mega resort project. Last year at a high-profile town meeting in West Grand Bahama, with government officials present, Skyline Investment representatives expressed the intent to take over the Old Ginn Sur Mer…
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Govt. contracts cause controversy no matter the party

In The Bahamas, traditionally, and in other places as well, political parties, when in power have been inclined to engage in contracts (financial agreements) for projects and ongoing service with those known to be supporters. There are now, and always have been, the instances whereby governments make decisions to leave persons with contracts no matter…
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Government talks with Oban Energies hitting solid wall

Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes, who also heads the committee appointed by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, to re-negotiate the Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Oban Energies, has not had anything substantive and encouraging to say in months. He has had to admit that there have been no meaningful discussions between the parties recently. In…
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