Opinion

Irreverant 'Deadpool' is the biggest surprise in years

February 18, 2016

Who would have thought the new film "Deadpool" would have been such a record-smashing success? And that it would actually be incredibly entertaining?

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The carnival folly continues

February 17, 2016

With the second Bahamas Carnival on the horizon, it is disturbing how Junkanoo and carnival are continually conflated in the minds of many, including many who should know better or who should be more informed.

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Leaders must have emotional intelligence

February 17, 2016

In the Harvard Business Review's 10 Must Reads, the edition on leadership, Daniel Goleman wrote an article entitled "What Makes a Leader?" In his article he notes that while the personal styles of superb leaders vary, "the most effective leaders are alike in one critical way: They all have a high degree of what has come to be known as emotional intelligence".

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The new breed of Bahamian women

February 15, 2016

The status of women has enhanced greatly since the days that we were regarded as the chattel or property of men. In the same vein, the role of women in society and their contribution to the advancement of humanity as a whole is apparent for all to see.

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The Free National Movement's political platform - pt. 2

February 15, 2016

"There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands." - Plato

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Citizenship programs - more work to be done

February 12, 2016

Last July, the Financial Times contained as a paid- for insert, a glossy brochure offering citizenship-by-investment in the Caribbean.

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NHI single-payer system will bankrupt The Bahamas

February 12, 2016

As The Bahamas continues its crusade to oust the private insurance industry, tales of discarded National Health Insurance (NHI) plans for would-be bankrupt states/nations litter the trail.

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The future of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement

February 11, 2016

The Prime Minister’s communication made on 3rd March 2016 to the House of Assembly on the status of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement is, in many ways, a milestone as it sets out, for the “public at large”, the issues and objectives that our Government deems important as we move the Hawksbill Creek Agreement forward.

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A depressing political landscape

February 10, 2016

The Economist Intelligence Unit February 7, 2016 Country Report on The Bahamas offers a number of deeply worrying observations.

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'Murder of a President'

February 10, 2016

Last week, I watched a PBS documentary entitled 'The Murder of a President' about the 1881 assassination of United States President James Garfield. Garfield's presidency lasted only four months but he was highly regarded and believed destined for greatness.

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Super Bowl 50: Lessons learned

February 08, 2016

Football fans across our archipelago of islands gathered around television sets and screens on one of the most anticipated days on the sports calendar.

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The Free National Movement's platform - part 1

February 08, 2016

"Major political parties have a role, but they are incapable of initiating fundamental change because they are fundamentally tied to the status quo. They are the status quo."

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Being realistic about U.S.-Cuba relations

February 05, 2016

On February 1, President Castro will begin an official visit to France. Apart from confirming the historic, philosophical and cultural affinities between the French and Cuban revolutions, the visit is expected to result in new economic, financial and commercial ties, and will add further to global interest in change and opportunity in Cuba.

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Governor General's Youth Award

February 03, 2016

Experiential learning is one of the more profound and successful learning strategies. It serves as a primary learning tool for the International Baccalaureate, which uses the strategy to more fully engage students in an integrative and multidiscipline learning process.

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THE BIG QUESTION: What would YOU do to improve Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in 2016

February 03, 2016

What would YOU do to improve Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in 2016?

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Talk isn't always cheap

February 03, 2016

Don't let anyone fool you. If you are running for public office it helps to be a good talker. The higher the office you seek the better a talker you must be.

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We have come to look for The Bahamas

February 02, 2016

The phrase "I have come to look for America" hails from a speech delivered by late, former Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling.

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Bradley B. Roberts PLP Chairman responds to Nassau Guardian editorial
Bradley B. Roberts PLP Chairman responds to Nassau Guardian editorial

February 01, 2016

The Nassau Guardian's editorial team should be hired to star in another sequel of the hit comedy "Dumb... and Dumber." Every day, rather than get better at what they should be doing they get worse.

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The United Bahamian Party's platform

January 31, 2016

"A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life."
- John Stuart Mill

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Is the International Decade for People of African Descent enough

January 29, 2016

As a young black Caribbean woman, I am conscious that my ancestors were Africans, given the complexion of my skin, which forever reminds me and others with similar skin pigmentation of a very dark era in history endured by our ancestors.

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