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WORLD VIEW: Chance for Caribbean 'high risk' banks to challenge CBR ruling

The October meetings this year of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC, present a rare opportunity for Caribbean government representatives to be heard by crucial decision-makers.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Slapstick and smackdown in the FNM

As I pen this week’s column, I’m trying my best to keep a straight face considering the reality show, or in some cases the WWE-like antics of our politicos over the past week.

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A YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: Long Islanders make their voices heard over lacklustre Loretta

There were political fireworks in Long Island on Monday. The embers are still smouldering and the talk about what transpired has graced the front pages of the newspapers, revealing that certain politicians are more proficient political spinners than Rumpelstiltskin.

Your Say: To tackle poverty, we must tackle crime

THE Bahamas has seen crime rise at an alarming rate in the past few years.

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A YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: Carnival report delay just doesn’t add up

In April, it was revealed by Bahamas National Festival Commission Chairman Paul Major that the government would spend $7m to host this year’s Junkanoo Carnival.

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YOUR SAY: Lessons to be learned from the community on issue of crime

SINCE June 2013, after seeking the nomination in Marathon under the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) banner, I have been on the streets in the constituency, knocking on doors and speaking with people who live in the area.

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POLITICOLE: Crime and criminal thinking in The Bahamas

At last week’s Free National Movement (FNM) rally, party and Opposition Leader Hubert Minnis suggested that the next general election in The Bahamas, in 2017, will (again) be about crime, Bahamians, and Bahamians or people living in The Bahamas who were/are directly affected by crime.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Big Bad Brad huffs and puffs at Dr Doolittle

In politics, life can turn on a dime.

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A YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: Self-serving unionists holding the country to ransom

In recent years, it appears that some unions are electing grubby little ingrates, position seekers and tunnel-vision headline hunters to front office positions. There appears to be little interest in the members, as these so-called leaders are not seeking solutions to labour issues but instead are contributing to the ongoing mêlée consuming so many unions.

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TOUGH CALL: Inequality threatens crisis and a failed state

American presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had to apologise recently for calling some of her opponent’s supporters “deplorable”, meaning they are racist, sexist, homophobic or xenophobic.

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POLITICOLE: The dearth of leaders in waiting

I’m having one of those days again.

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WORLD VIEW: The fight for a big bite of Apple’s taxes

Over the last few weeks, a trans-Atlantic war of words has been going on between the US Treasury and the European Union Commission (EC) over what amounts to ‘harmful tax competition’.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Political landscape in chaos

AFTER another week of glaring headlines, I’m beginning to think an opposition coalition would be a very bad idea.

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A YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: Our freedom of speech is being challenged

OF LATE, the troubling trend of arresting and charging or threatening to charge people for criminal libel has been an ongoing exercise on the part of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and has set tongues wagging, with many Bahamians expressing dismay and disdain at what appears to be a steady regression towards becoming a totalitarian, fascist, police state.

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YOUR SAY: An accountant’s tip for negotiators to solve the hotel gratuities issue

I have worked as a director of administration and financial controller in the hotel industry so I have an idea as to how the system of gratuities can be improved in the Bahamas.

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