Opinion

THE BIG QUESTION: MPs and financial declarations

April 25, 2016

What do you think should be done to ensure members of Parliament file their financial declarations on time?

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DNA: Miller talk of corruption just way PLP does business

April 22, 2016

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney said a recent reaction by Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller to the United States' claims of corruption in government illustrates "the way the PLP has done business" for the last 40 years.

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Why Haiti needs to focus on building a startup ecosystem

April 22, 2016

Haiti's economy is sinking fast and foreign aid will not be the answer. Here's why.

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The view from Europe: The fourth industrial revolution and the Caribbean

April 20, 2016

How well will the Caribbean cope with the "disruptive technology" and "disruptive innovation" that in less than a decade could structurally change employment, competitiveness and consumer thinking in most developed and in many developing nations?

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Equality referendum and religious leaders

April 20, 2016

In a rare and hope-filled moment in public life, several religious leaders convened a press conference on Tuesday to announce their support for the four questions in the upcoming equality referendum.

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'No one more capable than Christie to lead nation'

April 19, 2016

STATE National Security Minister Keith Bell has insisted that there is no one in The Bahamas more capable than Prime Minister Perry Christie of successfully navigating this country through "treacherous waters".

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Gender equality referendum unveils deep-rooted issues

April 19, 2016

The countdown is on for the upcoming referendum on gender equality and the public discourse is heating up. The beauty of our democracy and the freedom of speech we enjoy are on full display as the days pass by.

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The world is still watching

April 17, 2016

As a young student growing up in Nassau I vividly remember my childhood friends Olvin Rees, Francis Richardson and I going to Saturday matinee movies at the Capital Theatre on Market Street.

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Gender equality - A dishonest debate

April 15, 2016

The current debate on the so-called gender equality bills is a dishonest debate. It is a dishonest debate because the four bills passed in Parliament on March 2, 2016 really have nothing to do with true gender equality.

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Remodeling development at the IDB conference

April 14, 2016

The Inter-American Development Bank's meeting at the Baha Mar convention center this week has been stimulating.

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THE BIG QUESTION: Preventing government corruption

April 14, 2016

After the findings of a US State Department report, what do YOU think should be done to prevent government corruption in the Bahamas?

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Front seat to history

April 13, 2016

I was in the House of Assembly when the first effort was made to amend our constitution in order to ensure that Bahamian women enjoyed the same rights as Bahamian men and to provide for a constitutionally sanctioned Teacher's Service Commission, independent parliamentary commissioner and to increase the retirement age of judges.

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Roberts tells parties to stay out of protests

April 13, 2016

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts has advised the leaders of the FNM and the DNA to agree to immediately discontinue and condemn all forms of political activism or demonstrations "that will have the consequence of negatively portraying The Bahamas internationally".

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When anger turns into despair

April 11, 2016

As we look around us today, we see a lot of anger being played out in the public arena. People are angry about so many developments in our daily lives.

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The 2015/16 mid-year budget debacle

April 11, 2016

A quick glance at the title of this article would initially lead many to assume that there was perhaps an error or the spellcheck function failed to detect a misused word.

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The Panama Papers

April 08, 2016

On April 3, 2016, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest daily newspaper, leaked 11.5 million files from the database of Mossack Fonseca law firm located in Panama City, Panama. The files exposed financial dealings of some of the world’s richest and most powerful individuals including a number of leaders in Latin America.

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The Caribbean's relationship with Europe

April 08, 2016

On March 21, the European Commission published a summary of submissions on the future relationship between Europe and the 78-member African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of nations (the ACP).

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How to know when your leaders are failing

April 06, 2016

I have said it before and I will say it again: Leadership matters and it matters a lot. No family, no business and no nation can experience direction, improvement, achievement or success without good leadership.

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The 2015/16 mid-year budget debacle

April 05, 2016

A quick glance at the title of this article would initially lead many to assume that there was perhaps an error or the spell check function failed to detect a misused word.

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Turbulence in The Bahamas

April 03, 2016

"There is bound to be turbulence in the clouds of confusion before one can view the friendly skies, and an illuminated landing strip." -T.F. Hodge

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