Opinion

If we want better we need to lead better

March 02, 2016

Imagine waking up each morning for the rest of the year and there is no crime. You heard me, no crime; no murder, rape, robberies, drug trafficking or the like.

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Hilda Francina Cooper: From Georgetown to glory

March 01, 2016

At 2:46 p.m. on February 23, 2016, an uninvited visitor graced the home of my parents and made its way to the room in which my maternal grandmother lay. Death came to take away the matriarch of our family while her children and grandchildren watched her in those final hours.

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A progressive liberal government, pt. 2

February 28, 2016

"The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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Three signs that Haiti is being marginalized by mainstream media

February 26, 2016

Haiti is at a turning point right now. For the first time in Haiti's history, there are tools that we can use to reset the button on the one-sided narrative that mainstream media seems bent on using to shape Haiti's story - they are the Internet and social media.

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Recognizing the value of Caribbean civil society

February 25, 2016

At the last count, something like 619 regional trade agreements had been notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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The brilliance of Junkanoo in The Bahamas

February 24, 2016

There is a sociology of small places in which familiarity breeds not only contempt but all manner of pettiness and jealousy: "Who he t'ink he is?"; "I'm a better woman than you and everybody knows that it's true. When I walk down the avenue, I does get more whistle than you."

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We need a robust economy urgently

February 24, 2016

The most urgent issue facing The Bahamas is the desperate need for a robust economy.

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Adam Smith and the wealth of the Bahamian nation

February 22, 2016

There is much to say about the economic future of our country and our path to economic independence as a people. We are at a crossroads on our national voyage with challenges confronting us left, right and center to use Bahamian vernacular.

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A progressive liberal government, Pt. 1

February 21, 2016

Recently in Parliament, Dr. Bernard Nottage, Minister of National Security, asserted that the Christie administration is arguably "the most progressive government The Bahamas has ever seen".

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The effects of social media on tourism

February 19, 2016

Enviable reputations in the tourism industry, as I suspect in most types of businesses, can take decades if not a lifetime to build, but can be lost sometimes in seconds, if staff or sometimes management are not appropriately informed and fail to communicate effectively with a common purpose.

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A messy divorce and its impact on the Caribbean

February 19, 2016

Sometime this year, most probably in June or September, the UK electorate will be asked if they want to remain in, or leave the European Union (EU).

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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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