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THE ALICIA WALLACE COLUMN: Can someone turn the lights on in BPL’s thinking?

We know it happens and with greater frequency during the summer months, but we are frustrated by the disruption and inconvenience of electricity outages.

EDITORIAL: A bold move - but what we need is a decision

THE lawsuit filed by members of the Rastafarian community over Indian Hemp is a bold move – and one that comes at a delicate time in the debate over the legalisation of marijuana.

EDITORIAL: It's time for web shops to pay their due

Next time you go shopping, or go to a restaurant, consider this: when they bring you the bill, why don’t you say oh no, I’m only going to pay five percent VAT on this one? Or maybe eight percent?

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FACE TO FACE: Atarah on the path to finding the top talent

Nearly 50 Bahamians in a crowd of 10,000 people attending Morgan State University came to a thunderous applause when Atarah Pinder, Jamielle Davis, Michaela Thompson and a few other Bahamian students walked across the stage to receive their awards.

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WORLD VIEW: OAS should promote systemic change in Haiti not an external agenda

IN what is increasingly becoming a pattern of ignoring established procedures and authority in the Organisation of American States (OAS), a delegation went to troubled Haiti on June 19 without any discussion or mandate by the Permanent Council, the organ responsible for making and overseeing policy between General Assemblies.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Miriam's colleagues just sat there in silence for too long

This past week we witnessed an MP flub her budget contribution magnificently, got a look at Minnis’ legacy projects and were treated to hanging fruit that is parliamentary humour.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Will a tiny piece of DNA revive a lost royal breed?

We take so much for granted. Rightly or wrongly, we believe we are invincible and our coping ability will fix anything. Throw a problem at us and we will find a cure. Tell us a species is nearly extinct and we’ll pull off an 11th hour rescue. We’ll rush through legislation. We’ll scour funding. We’ll create a habitat to ensure survival and change destiny.

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STATESIDE: Ladies to the front as Democrats’ clock counts down

There’s a general feeling women will play a critical role in next year’s American presidential election, and perhaps in the almost equally important 34 Senate races.

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ALICIA WALLACE: When things don’t add up we need to change them

MICAL MP Miriam Emmanuel has been the talk of the town since her inability to read a seven-figure number in Parliament last week.

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FACE TO FACE: ‘All parts of who we are – positive and negative – are who we need to be’

The first time I met Stanya Davis I was at the National Art Gallery attending a women’s empowerment event with some friends. It turned out to be a fulfilling and inspiring experience, hosted by Stanya who was relatable, funny, direct and honest. That became the first of several encounters with a woman who has found a way to interact with and touch the lives of thousands of women in our country. She found the power to do this because her own journey to self was so impactful she felt compelled to help other women heal the way she has.

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PETER YOUNG: Millions may march but China’s calling the shots

An important international development that ought to be publicised but has received only limited US media coverage is the Hong Kong government’s current controversial plan for extradition to mainland China.

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WORLD VIEW – St Vincent on the UN Security Council: More valuable than coin

MAKE no mistake about it, the election of St Vincent and the Grenadines – one of the world’s smallest states – to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is both an important and timely event.

POLICE ADVICE: Simple rules to keep children safe this summer

SUMMER IS HERE and thousands of children are off school. Here are ways to keep your children safe this summer.

EDITORIAL: Don't mock a slip-up, look at the job being done

MIRIAM Emmanuel was the target of a lot of mockery over the past few days.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: If it's good enough for Her Majesty, it's good enough for us

A FEW weeks back in this column, I wrote about the state of Illinois innovative Bill 1483 regarding legalising and decriminalising recreational marijuana use, for adults over 21 years of age.