Opinion

Remembering Bahamian heroes

November 10, 2015

As members of our security forces and youth organizations marched on Bay Street and down Parliament Street to gather at the Garden of Remembrance yesterday, we reflected on the sacrifices of our predecessors.

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Liquidations and liquidators - part 2

November 08, 2015

"Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while." - Jack Welch

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Australia bans British honors. Other Commonwealth countries should too

November 06, 2015

I am a despairing anti-monarchist.

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Converting cruise passengers to overnight visitors

November 06, 2015

According to research by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) - a not-for-profit trade organization comprised of 19 member lines operating in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters - "80 percent of cruise passengers think that cruising is an important vehicle for sampling destination areas to which they may return for a holiday", that is, for an overnight stay.

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A look at what we may or may not see at the local box office before the end of 2015
A look at what we may or may not see at the local box office before the end of 2015

November 05, 2015

What a year of peaks and valleys for movie releases! -- from the usual tripe at the beginning of the year, to a better than average crop of summer blockbusters, to the exceptionally deep and dark valley in which we find ourselves this fall.

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The stranglehold of corruption and greed

November 04, 2015

We are drenched in a cesspool of official corruption, the stench permeating state and government.

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Does Europe matter to the Caribbean

November 04, 2015

In the last few weeks the European Commission (EC) has made available two discussion documents that will change Europe's future relationship with the Caribbean and Latin America.

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NHI: counting the cost

November 02, 2015

But don't begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? - Luke 14:28

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The destructive stigma of a criminal record

November 01, 2015

Amending the Rehabilitation of Offenders Bill to allow for individuals to have the stigma of their criminal records removed after fewer years is a controversial move for a government facing a crime wave.

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Liquidations and liquidators

November 01, 2015

"If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business." - B.C Forbes
One of the first things that a business, accounting or law student learns is the principle of a going concern.

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The misuse of URCA

October 30, 2015

On Wednesday, October 7, four days after the exit of Joaquin, the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA), issued a press release headed "URCA donates over $1M to Hurricane Joaquin Relief".

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Domestic violence and homophobia

October 30, 2015

This month saw many races and runs against domestic violence. In my community, members of the public safety services, treatment providers and advocates came out in purple for a 5k annual run.

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The PLP are clearly afraid of Butler-Turner

October 30, 2015

Blocked last week from telling the nation of the ongoing suffering of her constituents in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin, Loretta Butler-Turner denounced Parliament as "undemocratic".

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Christie and PLP destroying economy and Bahamian dreams

October 29, 2015

The human and economic costs of the collapse of Baha Mar are staggering. So much of this was unnecessary, the result of massive cupidity and stupidity by individuals and interests who connived to exploit the megaproject as a trough in an orgy of avarice.

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New technology and the Caribbean

October 28, 2015

Will innovative or new technologies become a threat to vested interests in the Caribbean?

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Pintard: Keith Bell should be fired

October 28, 2015

Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Michael Pintard said yesterday that Minister of State for National Security Keith Bell's assertion that the former FNM government is to blame for the high level of crime occurring today is "asinine and ridiculous".

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Minnis: Govt approach to crisis led to job losses

October 26, 2015

Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis charged on Saturday that the layoffs at Baha Mar are a result of the government's "incompetence" and "highhandedness" and questioned whether the Christie administration has another buyer for the project waiting in the wings.

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Hope for the 2,000

October 23, 2015

Dear Editor,
Thousands have lost jobs. Many others remain unemployed or under-employed.

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Dominant nationality and the Commonwealth

October 23, 2015

The fiction that the British Baroness Patricia Scotland is a Dominica candidate for the post of Commonwealth secretary general has been further eroded in recent days by reports that Britain is showing its hand as the real country behind her candidacy.

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On censorship and a musician's freedom of expression

October 23, 2015

As I was driving in my car on May 2, 2007, the eve of the general election, the DJ on a popular radio station signed off her shift at 2pm with the international hit, 'Tired of this miserable life'.

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