Opinion

Doha and the Caribbean

January 06, 2016

Unlike the recent climate change talks in Paris, or even the late September global agreement on sustainable development goals at the UN - despite its equal importance - the outcome at the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Tenth Ministerial meeting in Nairobi, was scarcely mentioned in the Caribbean media.

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THE BIG QUESTION: What would YOU do to reduce crime in 2016

January 05, 2016

After a record high of 148 murders in the Bahamas last year, The Tribune is asking readers

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Curbing gun violence in 2016
Curbing gun violence in 2016

January 04, 2016

The story of 2015 has been written and the ink has now dried on the pages of history that recorded the events of a year of challenges.

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2016: A year of conflict and challenge

January 03, 2016

The year just ended was encumbered with enormous encounters. The most memorable included the record murder count, the highest unemployment in recent history, the stoppage of the Baha Mar project, and significant shifts in the political landscape, just to mention a few.

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Lowell J. Mortimer's extraordinary Bahamian and human spirit
Lowell J. Mortimer's extraordinary Bahamian and human spirit

December 30, 2015

To describe Lowell Mortimer as one of the country’s leading philanthropists is only to begin to appreciate his enormous contributions to The Bahamas, and the extraordinary character and spirit animating his legendary generosity, both public and private in many fields of endeavor from education and training to human welfare in organizations ranging from the YWCA to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to various civic and church groups.

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CARICOM and climate change

December 30, 2015

On December 12 in Paris, France's foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, brought to a close the UN climate change conference, COP 21.

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Who and what is the new generation

December 28, 2015

o First published June 16, 2015.
The Bahamas will celebrate 42 years of political independence a few weeks from now on July 10, 2015. It seems like yesterday when we commemorated the 40th anniversary of independence and many Bahamians reflected on our journey as a nation.

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The next best thing didn't show up this year
The next best thing didn't show up this year

December 26, 2015

Tech journalists, enthusiasts, and investors are always waiting for the next big thing, the compelling new device, app, or service that will captivate, and change, the world. Like Google search, or the iPhone, or the Kindle, or Facebook, but nothing like that happened in 2015. It wasn’t for lack of trying.

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A review of the top 15 topics for 2015, part 2

December 24, 2015

We are now in the final moments of 2015 and the countdown to the Auld Lang Syne has begun.

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FNM: Christie causing bleak Christmas

December 24, 2015

The Free National Movement (FNM) said yesterday that 2015 will go down as a "tough and challenging" year and blamed the Christie administration of creating much of the "chaos" over the past 12 months.

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Love changes everything

December 24, 2015

We are irrevocably screwed up as human beings, seemingly broken beyond repair, or seeming repair or full or partial repair. Refashioned, renewed, forgiven, granted mercy, we keep breaking, smashed by our own hands and the hands of others, especially those closest to our heart.

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A critical if not pivotal period for tourism

December 23, 2015

As we enter the peak winter season, for many tourism partners, especially the smaller accommodation providers, the next four months play a critical if not pivotal role in the long-term survival of many businesses in this sector.

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Resetting our national discourse and priorities

December 21, 2015

This year, The Bahamas celebrated 42 years of independence. There is much that we can celebrate, having evolved as a young nation over the past four decades in relative peace, security and political and social stability, devoid of any extraordinary crises.

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Post-election crisis in Haiti - part 1

December 18, 2015

Yet again, meaningful democracy in Haiti has been eluded in favor of short-term stability. Although a new date for elections was decided last January, no conditions close to being fair and democratic have been met.

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A special relationship

December 17, 2015

Each year the elected leaders of Britain’s overseas territories (OTs) gather from around the world to meet with British ministers in London.

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Saving our boys

December 16, 2015

Social and cultural change, for good or ill, concern habits and patterns of behavior which flow from value-sets. Gang members and members of the Boy Scouts both have sets of values, rites of passage, rituals, group leaders and norms, shared objectives and an esprit de corps.

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A sledge hammer to kill a mosquito

December 16, 2015

"Investing the necessary public resources to achieve universal health [care] is a social, political and economic necessity that should no longer be delayed..." said participants in a forum organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization in the lead-up to Universal Health Coverage Day, Dec 12, 2015.

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Country in urgent and desperate need of leadership change

December 16, 2015

As the end of 2015 approaches, it has become very clear that our beloved Bahamas is in desperate and urgent need of leadership change.

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A review of the top 15 topics of 2015 - part 1

December 15, 2015

Earlier this year we opened this space discussing what we felt would be the top 15 topics for 2015. Over a two part series at the beginning of 2015, we sought to forecast what the year had in store for the Bahamian people.

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When evil triumphs

December 13, 2015

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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