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YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: The state of our food supply

RECENTLY, I was very happy to see that current administration launched the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), which has been touted as an agricultural and marine resources institute that will have wide ranging impact on the economy and put our food security at the top of our developmental agenda.

TOUGH CALL: Opportunity sailing away

FOLLOWING in the wake of Disney’s blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean movies, two new American television dramas have been produced based on the period when the Bahamas was a pirate republic.

Berry Islanders praised for tackling massive bush fire

FIRE Services Chief Walter Evans yesterday praised the Berry Islands community of Great Harbour Cay for extinguishing a massive bush fire that ripped through 200 acres of land last week.

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YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: A not-so-sunny outlook on banking, politics

EVERY now and again, I like to feature Bahamians who are making sense in their everyday lives and offer sensible input in issues of national concern. I have a great appreciate for anyone who speaks from the heart and candidly. Today, one such person is former independent candidate for Bamboo Town Craig Butler, who levelled scathing criticisms at the current government and expressed some disappointment in the mishandling of certain matters of national importance.

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TOUGH CALL: The history of healthcare in the Bahamas

DR HAROLD Munnings is about to publish a book on the history of healthcare in the Bahamas.

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YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: 'Poor' too good a word to describe BTC services

TODAY, years after it was privatised and sold to Cable and Wireless, the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) continues to be one of the Bahamas’ worst service providers, public or private. Telecoms in the Bahamas have regressed in the last few years.

TOUGH CALL: Same lack of action over New Providence landfill

IN CASE you hadn’t noticed, the Harrold Road dump exploded again last week, spewing billowing clouds of toxic fumes and black smoke into the clear skies over New Providence.

YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: More on regulating webshops

Years ago, I remember hearing that Sir Lynden Pindling, the country’s first prime minister, was known for espousing the view that “the voice of the people” was that of God’s.

TOUGH CALL: Speaking out to protect oceans for the future

WHEN Dr Sylvia Earle began her career as a deep-diving scientist in 1953, no one imagined that we could do anything to harm the ocean by what we put into it or took out of it. Back then, the ocean was as vast and as mysterious as outer space.

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YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: Regulation, a game changer?

ADMITTEDLY, I was pleased to see that the government decided to overlook potential electoral threats and/or the propensity to please campaigning churchmen (to lock up their church members’ votes) and instead chose to govern.

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WHEN you enter the drawing-room of former parliamentarian Ed Moxey you know you’re entering into the space of a man who is at heart an archivist and a lover of history.

TOUGH CALL: Taxation and representation

Outside of ZNS and other PLP circles, the outrage over tax dodging politicians and officials has been visceral as the government pursues a big increase in the average citizen’s tax burden to reduce its fiscal deficit.

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YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: Time for Cabinet Shake-up

By all accounts, the public is increasingly becoming uneasy with this government and there are some who are demanding a Cabinet shuffle. There are certain PLP ministers who are sufferers of windbaggery and fictitious disease syndrome and, frankly, some of their performances in various ministries amounts to nothing more than a substantive negative outcome!

TOUGH CALL: Make the most of Old Nassau to rebuild the 'Family Business' of tourism

GOOGLE “downtown redevelopment” and you will find zillions of web pages focusing on one city after another – from Miami to Manhattan to Toronto and almost every place in between. Even Las Vegas has a downtown revitalisation programme, although the city was originally just a cattle ranch and wasn’t incorporated until the 1900s.

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YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: Multimillion dollar operation that must be officially recognised

RECENTLY, Governor of the Central Bank Wendy Craigg urged the Government to quickly address the issue of unregulated web shop gaming and the associated vulnerabilities presented as a result and, even more, cautioned that this sector in its current state threatened to undermine proposed plans for a Bahamian Credit Bureau.