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Africa Rising

There are times in life when you can become so submerged and immersed in one’s own problems and challenges that you lose track of some of the good and some of the truly remarkable taking place elsewhere in the neighborhood. Today we break with our accustomed focus on the challenges we face in our country […]

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When Children Suffer

Things are tough and the times are hard. But yet the fact remains: – Like other right-thinking people around the world, Bahamians crave commodious lives for themselves and their loved ones – ways of living that allow them and their brood to aspire and achieve some of their goals. There is any number of men […]

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Dreamers and Visionaries Needed

Much of what now resonates in mind and on the street as either personal challenges or current crises are in actuality analogous to a distant thunder spawned in the aftermath of policies that failed a long time ago. Today, we reap a harvest of shame because of the myriad of ignorance gripping policy in not […]

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Rank Hypocrisy

When it comes to hypocrisy-exposed, some of this nation’s religious and other so-called holy ones rank high. Sadly, when it comes to caring for the needs of the captive or bringing succor to those who are being exploited and distressed, these types are nowhere to be found. By omission they refuse to love their neighbor […]

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A Day of Reckoning

The time is past urgent for the current administration to be up and doing with efforts designed to make the nation’s tax system more equitable. In addition, there is no doubt at all that the time is also past urgent for the government and people of the Bahamas to understand that each and every able […]

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Law, ‘Order’ and Injustice

Anyone with an iota of good sense concerning the long history of policing in a society that was once slave-based and where in the aftermath of slavery, the constabulary’s focus was put on protecting the people who owned property. Peace and justice, love and dignity receded giving way to a brutally-efficient scheme of things where […]

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A Nest of Contradictions

Things are tough not only for the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, but also for most so-called ‘ordinary’ Bahamians. This is surely part and parcel of developments in the past five years that have struck the Bahamian people so very hard. Indeed, we now reel not only at the hammer blows inflicted by […]

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Courting Peril and Chaos

Sadly, there are any number of aspiring politicians –men and women alike – who would [if they could] become law-makers. ‘Sad’ is the word precisely because so very many of these people know next to nothing about government; little about their country’s social history – and precious little about this nation’s Constitution. We have come […]

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Upgrade And Reform BEC

There is no doubting that things as they regard power generation and the sale of electricity in The Bahamas is in need of wide-spread reform. In addition, there is absolutely no doubting the fact that the status quo is simply intolerable. The Bahamian people are crying and begging for relief. We therefore call on the […]

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A Nation in Denial

That these are hard times; that business as usual just would not do and that the Government of The Bahamas is cash-strapped should – when taken together – alert Bahamians to the looming reality that some who should be up and doing are mired in denial. Indeed, such is this state of things that practically […]

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