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Bahamas Caught-Up in Shame

Throughout the Caribbean  Newspaper Editorials are commenting on the meeting between  U.S. President Donald Trump and five  Caribbean leaders. The meeting really came about due to the support of these countries, including the Bahamas, of the  initiative of the American government to support  the installation of the Opposition leader in Venezuela to lead that south […]

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WHO ARE WE?

In the book The Growth of the Modern West Indies, the author  Gordon K. Lewis wrote: “ From the earliest beginnings after 1620,  the Bahamian development  departed radically from those of the islands properly West Indian. The productive system, after a false start in tobacco growing, was essentially mercantile. The genesis of the New Providence […]

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RESOLVE TO REDUCE VIOLENCE

The New Year 2019 started with a shooting incident where a young man was shot in the head.  Mercifully, he  is still alive.   In a matter  of days,  we believe,  we will start counting the  dead bodies again of young people  who are being slaughtered on our streets and in  our heartland communities. Sadly, […]

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Guilt or Innocence

The dread story is always the same: —–Police officers in fear of their lives; police officers [due to the power inherent in said fair] return fire; a man is felled and as a direct consequence of said return fire, the man dies! And thus on this blessed Monday, July 23rd. 2018, we report that: —A […]

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Bahamian Pioneers Needed

We insist that –as a people united in service and love- we should be up and doing far more for ourselves; with especial attention given to the food we consume. Evidently, the time is nigh and now for those who lead to provide assistance to each and every Bahamian interested in pioneering this kind of […]

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Human Dignity Matters

Human rights do matter; and so does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Clearly, then, the right to life should be considered and described as the world’s number one right thing owed by every human person; regardless of gender, age, social condition, faith, creed, race or disability. This is why – and here closer to […]

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National Development Nixed

A very recent IDB study confirms something most Bahamians already know:- we have managed – by crass neglect -to nix this nation’s development; and so, we now learn that the Inter-American Development Bank has found that The Bahamas is now wallowing in a situation where youth unemployment is perniciously and persistently high and where there […]

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Nixing a Culture of Impunity

Revelations now coming to light suggest that funds belonging to the Bahamian people [and which were held in trust] have been subject to any number of brazen uses. Whether any of this amounts to criminal wrongdoing is anybody’s guess. But for sure, it is clearly a very sad fact of life that this scandal reveals […]

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NIB–Swift Justice

If ever there was a time when the attentive public is desirous of ‘swift” justice that time is surely now as they get both whiff and smell of some of the corruption-tinged allegations now swirling around the head of this or that person previously working for the National Insurance Board. Today we re-new our call […]

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Facing Down Failure

The time is nigh for the current administration to be up and doing with implementing a raft of changes to the Penal Code that would end with rules in place that give magistrates wide latitude in the imposition of fines for any number of life-style related ‘crimes. Such a move would go a long way […]

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