Opinion

Friends, family and lovers: A Bahamian pandemic

September 21, 2016

The apathy of the Bahamian electorate towards politics and the political directorate is obvious for all to see.

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Benedictine Bridges, pt. 1

September 19, 2016

"Through their works, you will know that they are My disciples" - John 13:35

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The United Nations in the case of Haiti may have done more harm than good

September 17, 2016

I remember exactly where I was when the news broke out that some people in Haiti were dying of a strange disease.

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The changing face of the Caribbean

September 16, 2016

Over the next ten years it is likely that the ways in which we all think about the Caribbean will change radically.

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Perry Christie's colonial mindset and backward thinking

September 15, 2016

Cable Beach was a prime location for redevelopment in The Bahamas and the Caribbean. There were various ideas espoused for its makeover as one of the leading tourism destinations in the region.

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The politics of poverty and prosperity in The Bahamas

September 14, 2016

"In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of." -- Confucius, Chinese teacher and philosopher.

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A classic back-to-school letter

September 13, 2016

As my children returned to school this fall, after a long and eventful summer, I could not help but reflect upon the sentiments expressed in a letter that has been attributed to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

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Is political correctness desirable behavior

September 12, 2016

The idea of the need for political correctness has emerged during the primary elections in the U.S.A., and continues in the presidential election stretch.

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The media and the linguistic divide

September 09, 2016

In the middle of last month Danilo Medina was sworn in as president of the Dominican Republic for a second term.

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Political fracturing as major crises confront The Bahamas

September 08, 2016

We are beset by deep economic and social crises, and relatedly beset by a paralyzing political crisis, with political leaders woefully incapable of responding with urgency and imagination to a myriad of economic and social problems.

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Finding prosperity for our nation continued

September 07, 2016

Last week, we looked at five of 12 things we can do to reverse our nation's plummeting prosperity. We discussed: (1) increasing international visitors; (2) increasing our permanent resident population; (3) mobilizing investments in the pipeline; (4) improving customer service nationwide; and (5) increasing levels of export. Today, we will look at the remaining seven ideas for making ourselves more prosperous.

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Is The Bahamas a government country

September 06, 2016

The contrast between the proverbial planets on which groupings of individuals within The Bahamas reside is startling.

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Has politics become delinquent

September 05, 2016

Caribbean systems of governance have been undergoing serious critique because of their perceived dysfunctionality in delivering economic and social goods, and protecting the lives and property of citizens who are at the core of the social contract.

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From politics to policy

September 05, 2016

The one who adapts his policy to the times prospers, and likewise that the one whose policy clashes with the demands of the times does not. - Niccolo Machiavelli

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A new regional context for tourism

September 02, 2016

A few days ago, Karolin Troubetzkoy, the president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), spoke to the media about some of the challenges that she believes now face the tourism sector in the region; the industry that in recent years has become the single largest contributor to Caribbean economic growth.

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Emperor Christie's world of absurdity and delusion

September 01, 2016

Hocus pocus: "Meaningless talk or activity, often designed to draw attention away from and disguise what is happening."

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Christie and Minnis are co-dependents

August 31, 2016

Prime Minister Perry Christie and Dr. Hubert Minnis both need each other to realize their diametrically opposed ambitions in the upcoming general election. Christie needs Minnis to keep power and Minnis needs Christie to have any shot at taking power. Yes, they are co-dependents in the universe of Bahamian politics.

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Collapse of hope: Growing contempt for major parties

August 31, 2016

Last week, a vulgar, crude and disgusting rap song assailing a senior politician and his party went viral. While the musicians may be within their legal rights, the lyrics soil our political discourse.

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Finding prosperity for our nation

August 31, 2016

Last week this column discussed the decline of our national prosperity and the pride we once had in it.

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Government intervention in the private sector

August 31, 2016

The indomitable and admirable spirit of the Bahamian was on full display during the recently concluded Summer Olympics in Rio.

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