Opinion

Hear me roar!

November 14, 2016

"As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests."
- Gore Vidal

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Christie's historic accomplishment in education

November 11, 2016

This week is a defining week in the Christie-led administration, preparing young Bahamians to compete in the global economy through higher education.

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The view from Europe: The region is ill-prepared for President Trump

November 11, 2016

Dispossessed by economic globalization, faced with growing economic inequality, and wanting change, the people of the United States have elected Donald Trump to be their president.

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Trump's victory frightens the world

November 10, 2016

There is nausea, emotional and physical revulsion by millions around the world at the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States of America, even as white nationalists and the Ku Klux Klan in America, and the far right in Europe, giddily celebrate his victory.

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There is no excuse for Chinese proposal secrecy

November 09, 2016

We are told that the Chinese might want to invest as much as $2.1 billion in The Bahamas. Bless the Lord!

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The United States presidential election

November 07, 2016

Tomorrow is Election Day in the United States of America.

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Does teacher quality really matter

November 07, 2016

The idea of teacher quality has become topical, particularly with regard to regional exam performance, and the performance of students internally.

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Action needed to address Caribbean cybersecurity

November 04, 2016

Just over a week ago Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, Visa and many more premium providers of global web services temporarily went offline. This was because they had indirectly suffered the effects of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a largely unknown intermediary that enables web users to access the addresses of major web sites.

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The setting sun: We have lost our way

November 03, 2016

On July 9, 1973, six and a half years after the Second Emancipation of majority rule, a jubilant crowd of approximately 50,000 descended on Clifford Park to usher in and to celebrate the first light of dawn of a new Bahamas on July 10, 1973.

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Find your voice

November 02, 2016

In this life, you need to find your voice.

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The power of the dream

November 02, 2016

The years had passed so swiftly and the journey ahead promised to be filled with much uncertainty and opportunities all at the same time.

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The aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

October 31, 2016

In the dawning days of October, Hurricane Matthew entered the Bahamian chain of islands as a category three tempest.

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The obstacles for normalization with Cuba are in the billions

October 29, 2016

In June of 2015, the United States and Cuba reopened their embassies in their respective countries, re-establishing partial diplomatic relations for the first time in five and a half decades.

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Our ancestors' strength

October 28, 2016

Hurricanes have inflicted great damage to The Bahamas. Wayne Neely, who works at the Met Office, in his book "Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929", wrote that the September 1866 Hurricane caused 387 lives; the 1899 Hurricane took 334; the July 1926 Hurricane killed 268, and the 1928 Hurricane claimed 18 lives.

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Attacks on the ambition, intellect and bodies of women

October 27, 2016

There are two propositions, one religious and one civil, often voiced about the equality of women, but not fully observed by those expressing the propositions.

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What we need in our nation today

October 26, 2016

We need a crystal clear vision for our country.

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A time for fairness

October 26, 2016

Between now and the general election, which is likely next spring, the government will spend tens of millions of dollars in the hurricane recovery effort.

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Unraveling the mystery of CCRIF

October 26, 2016

Just a month ago, very few Bahamians had heard about the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), otherwise referred to as CCRIF.

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Hurricane Mathew: state of emergency

October 24, 2016

"Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable."

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The view from Europe: Time to reshape and clarify ACP solidarity

October 24, 2016

What does solidarity between nations mean in the early 21st century?

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