Opinion

FRONT PORCH: People will die and the pandemic rage on unless people wake up and take the vaccine
FRONT PORCH: People will die and the pandemic rage on unless people wake up and take the vaccine

July 22, 2021

Last week Friday, the highly-regarded US Centre for Disease Control Director Dr Rochelle Walensky offered: "There is a clear message that is coming through: This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated", which is becoming a term of art in the medical field.

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Uncompromised
Uncompromised

July 15, 2021

Legal, moral and ethical are three standards worth establishing in life – the legal standard upholds the law of the land, the moral standard upholds the law of God, and the ethical standard upholds personal values. But the standards are not equal – the moral standard is higher than the legal standard, and the ethical standard is higher than the moral standard. The three can work in harmony with one another, but there may come a point in time when they conflict and people need to know what to do.

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A lot of Bahamians 'bleach' their skin - Preventions against sun damage
"A lot of Bahamians 'bleach' their skin" - Preventions against sun damage

July 15, 2021

By: Jhanae Winter
The sun can be a great source of energy, vitamin D and for The Bahamas it is a tourist attraction because of the warm climate here.

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Correlation does not equal causation

July 09, 2021

In an earlier article I made the statement, “Lies, damn lies and statistics”. This was in response to persons giving numbers without any sensible statistical analysis. This habit of throwing numbers around and drawing non-sensical conclusions seems to be endemic in our world today.

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Independence: What has been achieved

July 09, 2021

Dear Editor,
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas will celebrate its 48th independence on July 10. It was on that date in 1973 that the Union Jack, the British flag, was lowered for the final time in our country.

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Beyond a state of emergency
Beyond a state of emergency

July 05, 2021

Have you ever stopped to consider what "the new norm" in the COVID pandemic could mean for your freedoms and your democracy that gives rise to them?

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New dads need support too
New dads need support too

June 22, 2021

When a newborn arrives, dads, like moms, are anxious and excited about jumping into their roles. While mom's role is pretty well-defined in those early days, many fathers feel pushed aside and useless. Their role, when baby gets home from hospital, is a little less well-defined.

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Addressing sexual abuse

June 18, 2021

An estimated 7.9 percent of men and 19.7 percent of women globally experience sexual abuse prior to the age of 18. And across their lifetime, one in three women, around 736 million, are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-partner.

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Letter To The Editor - Paradise Island Lighthouse Beach Club Co. Ltd
Letter To The Editor - Paradise Island Lighthouse & Beach Club Co. Ltd

June 14, 2021

Paradise Island Lighthouse & Beach Club Co. Ltd.’s (PILH) is appalled by the fact that the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, the Minister Responsible for Crown Lands would offer a signed Crown Land Lease to Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

The moral standard of a foreign corporation, who are supposed to follow international laws of ethics and morals when dealing with foreign governments are clearly complicit in negotiating with the government of the Bahamas for Bahamian Crown Land in litigation.

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Why Businesses Fail
Why Businesses Fail

June 14, 2021

Recently, leadership dynamics have been investigated in several different ways, including financial management, human capital management, and strategic management. Additionally, business academics and practitioners debate the topic of leadership at length in connection with business success or alternatively, business failure. Whether management is considered poor or good, what must be considered is the connection between leaders and their direct reports. To appreciate this dynamic and its impact on the overall results of an organization, executive leadership must take a deep dive into its culture, governance, risk framework, and strategies among other aspects.

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Letter To The Editor - Paradise Island Lighthouse Beach Club Co. Ltd
Letter To The Editor - Paradise Island Lighthouse & Beach Club Co. Ltd

June 11, 2021

Paradise Island Lighthouse & Beach Club Co. Ltd. continues to campaign to the Government of the Bahamas to have the Crown Land Lease offered and accepted to be honoured. Why is it Bahamians have to beg, fight and take the government to court while we watch foreign entities come to our land and get what they want with red carpet treatment?

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Bahamians at a crossroads

June 11, 2021

All things change with time and political parties are naturally no exception.

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STOP letting social media negatively affect your life
STOP letting social media negatively affect your life

June 11, 2021

By: Jhanae Winter
Social media can be a great place but with everything in life there are many disadvantages to being online all the time.

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Social Media Stalker: Two Years Of Digital Harassment
Social Media Stalker: Two Years Of Digital Harassment

June 10, 2021

Phylicia Duncombe has tried a lot of ways to end the harassment she's been dealing with since 2019 but none of it has stopped him from sending message after message, insisting that they are meant to be together.

She blocked him and he used alternate accounts, sometimes creating a new one every week. He contacted friends he found on her contacts list, asking for advice because she had, "a lot of qualities I would normally look for and more". He messaged her mother to plead his case and showed up at her mother's business, unannounced and without identifying himself.

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Seek God's forgiveness

June 10, 2021

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, "Where are you?"

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Labor pains

June 10, 2021

This past week, The Bahamas celebrated Labour Day. In one of the stranger twists of the annual celebrations, for the second year, there has been no parade - and even an attempted motorcade was blocked by the relevant authorities. It is an understatement to say that the labor movement in The Bahamas has gone through severe pain in the last year. The pandemic has been particularly brutal to workers as we have seen the unemployment rate soar, workers have had their cars and homes repossessed and some who have never had to depend on social service have had to lean on social assistance for survival.

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God is our refuge and strength

June 10, 2021

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." - Isaiah 40:31

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So much further to go
So much further to go

June 09, 2021

The greatest regret in the political life of Dame Janet Bostwick, the first woman member of Parliament in The Bahamas, is that The Bahamas constitution was not amended to eliminate discriminatory provisions to achieve true gender equality.

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HERE'S WHY YOUR BUSINESS ISN'T GROWING
HERE'S WHY YOUR BUSINESS ISN'T GROWING

June 09, 2021

By: Jhanae Winter
The way people shop is a process that encompasses many factors before a final decision is made. The psychological steps that take place all play a significant role in the purchases made by consumers.

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AG says govt will appeal shantytown ruling
AG says govt will appeal shantytown ruling

June 08, 2021

Attorney General Carl Bethel announced that the government intends to appeal the Supreme Court ruling which bans further demolitions in shantytowns on Abaco unless court approval is granted.

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