The smallest things have a way of changing the world

It is amazing how the smallest moment can impact a life, the briefest comment influence a decision, the momentary glance disrupt what went before it.

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CULTURE CLASH: We can take more than one lesson from brilliant Beyonce at Coachella

Coachella, the annual music and arts festival held in California, was renamed “Beychella” — to the sound of air horns — by DJ Khaled last weekend when Beyoncé headlined with a two-hour performance. Not only did she become the first black women to headline Coachella, but she brought the HBeyCU theme, a play on HBCUs and “Greek life”. Beychella is arguably her best, most talked about performance to date, possibly rivalled by Superbowl 50.

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FACE TO FACE – He just spat the words out: ‘Oh, it’s cancer’ - but I’m determined to beat it.

I am used to seeing Sharon all dressed up to the nines – hair done, clothing on point and always wearing a big smile. When her cousin contacted me to say Sharon had developed breast cancer and her attitude is so commendable she thought I should visit her for an interview, I obliged. However, I was not prepared for the Sharon I met. Her big, beautiful coif is reduced to the scalp, and although she was never big in size, she is definitely smaller. The only thing that seemed the same to me were her beautiful eyes, her voice and the big, bright smile that usually greets me.

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WORLD VIEW – The Commonwealth: what’s in it for the small states?

Writing in the British Guardian Newspaper on April 10, my colleague, professor Phillip Murphy, the director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, recalled that for those who campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union, “depicting the Commonwealth as a huge potential trading opportunity for the UK was a useful fiction”.

EDITORIAL: The Trump-Comey show has just begun

JAMES Comey is in the headlines again. It is likely that he will stay there longer than most news stories out of Washington and New York these days.

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A Comic's View: Numbers Don't Lie

THIS week, The Tribune published an article detailing how the current Minnis administration’s popularity was waning in support.According to the article, based on a survey conducted by the polling company Public Domain, fewer than 50 percent of Bahami


The contention that people are likely to be better informed if they have access to more news is at first sight self-evident.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Walkabout not workout uncovers lost glories

On Tuesday, my personal trainer, a man named Robert Hamilton, and I were walking. It’s what we do when I am too lazy to work out after a gruelling 12-hour day when I could think of at least a dozen things more preferable to push-ups and crunches.

EDITORIAL: The patient must come first

WHERE to begin? That is the question. The only answer to the under financed, under staffed, poorly equipped Princess Margaret Hospital would be to demolish it — right down to its foundations and start all over again.

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CULTURE CLASH: We play follow the leader and God forbid anyone who doesn’t play by the rules

When we talk about leadership, we usually point to government as an example. The Prime Minister is seen as the ultimate leader. There is no one with more control. No one with greater power. No one with more responsibility. No one in a more important position. No one more unquestionable or beyond reproach. No one more silencing, domineering or undoubtedly correct. The prime minister is synonymous with leadership.

EDITORIAL: If you’re testing the water Prime Minister, jump straight in

If Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest and Attorney General Sen. Carl Bethel are testing the waters by suggesting an escape route out of the Oban deal Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis should jump in with both feet and get on with it before the plan that has sparked national outcry drowns an administration already struggling to stay afloat.

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FACE TO FACE: A Miami icon born on Shirley Street

He’s been on this planet for 99 years, has all his faculties and is quite funny, witty and charming. He can hold a conversation with anyone and is so well-read he probably knows quite a bit about the subjects that intrigue most people. It’s amazing - the level of energy that exudes Garth C. Reeves Sr. It seems Father Time and the fountain of youth both blessed him, and he relishes in every moment that he’s alive.

EDITORIAL: Playing chicken with China is a risky game

After the American election of 2016, most observers were simply stunned. Very few national commentators actually believed a candidate so obviously flawed as Donald Trump could win the presidency. Given his campaign’s unprecedented unpreparedness for assuming office, it’s clear Trump himself was surprised by his victory. And, almost immediately after he won, red flags went up.

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WORLD VIEW: Trade wars in no one’s interest

THE Government of the People’s Republic of China wrote to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on April 4, registering a dispute with the Government of the United States of America over duties that would be applied by the US only to China’s products.

EDITORIAL: Is the Bahamas committed to its own success?

IN a pre-retirement speech at the Royal Fidelity Bahamas Economic Outlook in February, Tim Rider, Royal Bank of Canada’s vice president of sales, gave Bahamians a bit of sound advice that they did not want to hear — especially coming from a white man, and a foreigner at that.