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A COMIC'S VIEW: Hey Frankie, you know what your department does, right?

Where do I start this week? It’s been a veritable smorgasbord of material, courtesy of the present administration.

EDITORIAL: It may be time to tell the blacklisters - enough is enough

The sudden announcement of the visit to Europe this week of a delegation led by the Prime Minister has prompted much comment and speculation.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Never underestimate the Power of One

Long before he became the latest iteration of superhuman James Bond 007, actor Daniel Craig debuted in an often overlooked movie called The Power of One.

EDITORIAL: Good appointment – stop playing politics

IN his first press conference for the new year, Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis, gave tongue-in-cheek congratulations to a competent young Bahamian woman journalist who the Minnis government had just named as its Director of Communications.

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CULTURE CLASH: Failing families - an easy scapegoat for all our problems

The “breakdown of the family” has been blamed for everything from national examination results to the murder rate. There is generally no data to support the claims when they are made, but we largely agree something is wrong with the home environment. The family is a small, foundational unit that helps to shape many other groups, so it is logical to assume it affects them, doesn’t it?

EDITORIAL: Real transparency, real accountability

THERE are times when a question is raised by politicians of The Tribune: why do we have to be so critical?

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BUSINESS BITES: US government shutdown – a Trumpian catastrophe for everyone

The present shutdown of a large part of US Government operations is no minor blip in how the country is run.

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FACE TO FACE: Life reset under the Bahamian sun

April 30, 2017 will always be one of the most memorable dates in my life.

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WORLD VIEW: National good over narrow interests in Guyana

THE President of Guyana, David Granger, and the Opposition leader, Bharat Jagdeo, showed political maturity when they met on January 9 to try to resolve a constitutional crisis that could have led to civil strife and the destabilisation of Guyana.

EDITORIAL: Where did Trump get so much power? Remember Dick Cheney?

Stories about what is now the longest government shutdown in US history dominated news reports during the past week. President Trump’s decision to force a standoff with the newly empowered Democratic majority in Congress over his desire to complete a border wall along America’s southern border with Mexico has so far not dimmed opposition resolve.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: True confessions

Okay, okay, okay, I’m glad so many of you enjoyed last week’s column.

EDITORIAL: Halting illegal immigration a fight we dare not lose

Publicity about the recent successful interception on the high seas of large numbers of migrants from Haiti brings to the fore yet again the serious on-going problem for The Bahamas of the attempted illegal and uncontrolled mass movement here of people from our troubled neighbour to the south.

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CULTURE CLASH: Why R. Kelly’s story exposes a deeper, darker truth

Surviving R. Kelly, a docu-series on the R&B singer’s alleged abuse of women, aired on Lifetime over the past two weeks and, as expected, sparked heated debate.

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FACE TO FACE: For those murdered – that’s it. Nobody wins when somebody drops

Having been a journalist for more than two decades now, I have witnessed the spike in murders in this country.

EDITORIAL: 2020 is round the corner and already election speculation begins

It seems a perfect storm is brewing in American politics. Disparate, sometimes unrelated events are coming together in the 100th year of American women being allowed to vote. Many are speculating - as they did when Hillary Clinton challenged Donald Trump - that in 2020, exactly one century after the US constitution was amended to permit female franchise, for the first time a woman will be elected president of the United States.