EDITORIAL: Nygard lawsuit shows our failings as a nation

THE allegations against Peter Nygard are horrendous.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: I once fell in love with someone who only knew four vowels . . . They didn't know I existed

Happy Valentine’s Day to each and every one of you. Seeing how, oftentimes love is accompanied by laughter, I think it only fitting to offer up some Valentine’s humour on the day of love, for all of the lovers, in love, in The Bahamas.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: What's love got to do with it anyway?

News alert. Today is Valentine’s Day. That is, it’s a news alert for anyone who drove to work today with blindfolds on and did not see pop-up florist stands proffering roses for those to whom planning ahead was something that could be procrastinated.

EDITORIAL: The long, slow path to justice for Ericka

IT has taken a long time for any measure of justice to be reached over the death of Ericka Fowler.

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STATESIDE: Watch who Trump targets - that may be his biggest contender

They put a Rotary Club awards ceremony on American national TV last week.

EDITORIAL: Good news after the storm

THE delight was obvious to see in Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ announcements of two big economic deals – one for South Abaco and one for Grand Bahama.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Going through the motions is the easy option - but not the right one

This past weekend, my father celebrated his birthday and we marked the occasion by attending his church. I realised, not for the first time, that it was quite easy to go through the motions of sitting and standing, responding when prompted and follow the entire service without aid. Years of weekly attendance with my great-grandmother ensured that, not only was the mass cemented into my memory, but several versions of it.

EDITORIAL: Big promises but prosecutions fall flat

FIRST on the election trail and then again once in office, tackling corruption was a theme that Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis kept returning to.

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PETER YOUNG: What comes first - a terrorist’s rights or the public’s safety?

It was sad to write in this column last November about the terrorist attack that had taken place on London Bridge. This resulted in the murder of two young people - who were dedicated to the rehabilitation of prisoners - by a convicted Islamist terrorist. The attacker had been released from prison on licence after serving half his sentence and was himself later killed by the police. How depressing it is, so soon after that, to comment now on another similar incident in the British capital just a week ago.

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FACE TO FACE: Gena holds a key to unlocking children’s potential

The values we impart to our children are often reflected in the way they live their lives as adults. That is why, when I write Face to Face and tell the stories of people who are walking in their purpose, they often refer to their parents and credit them for their part in making them who they are.

EDITORIAL: Where are our children learning to be violent?

HAS your child been in a fight at school in the past 30 days?

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WORLD VIEW: Time for a new approach in Venezuela - and it may very well be played by Trump himself

WHEN is a failed policy recognised as a failure and abandoned for a new approach? That was the question Barack Obama and his administration had to confront after more than 50 years of a policy of trade embargoes, sanctions and, at one point, invasion that failed to dislodge the Castro government in Cuba. It is a question the present Donald Trump administration should be considering in relation to Venezuela and the Nicolas Maduro government.

POLICE ADVICE: Remember - never take a chance with a robber

By observing basic precautionary measures, chances of becoming a robbery victim are greatly reduced. Here are some general rules to follow:

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A COMIC'S VIEW: All aboard the marijuana express

Seeing how the legalisation and decriminalisation, of marijuana seems to be the hot topic throughout all the land, with opinions from various sections of the voting populous abounding everywhere.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Can’t Grand Bahama ever catch a break?

What happens in and to Grand Bahama transcends partisan politics and for nearly two decades has challenged every administration in office. What was once proudly deemed The Bahamas’ Second City, was founded in mid-last century as a planned resort, a glamorous casino a magnet.