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CULTURE CLASH: If the system is wrong then we need to change it

We have a systems problem. Systems are not just machines or procedures for high-level tasks, but include the timing of traffic lights, the passport renewal application process and the dissemination of information.

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FACE TO FACE: From grocery boy to the halls of learning

He grew up as a Valley Boy in Culmersville, lost his father as a young boy and began working at an early age to help his mother. His life could have been a story of mediocrity blamed on his circumstances. Instead, he would be the boy who worked to pay for his education, studied hard in school, set goals for himself and achieved them - and then some.

EDITORIAL: Cameras, strong measures must be deployed to fight corruption

On Monday, November 5, this newspaper published a front page story revealing a two-year investigation into alleged bribery and corruption at the highest levels of the Bahamas Immigration Department was now an FBI matter.

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WORLD VIEW: Identity and dignity lost with the CCJ

THE referenda, held individually in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada, on replacing the British Judicial Committee of the Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on November 6, were lost for the same reason that Brexit succeeded in the United Kingdom.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: So what in the world is EXTREME?

THESE days it seems, every nook and cranny is crawling with an infestation of terror and destruction that would rival any of those plagues found in The Good Book. You guessed it, “millennials”. Ah, yes, I remember the free-for-all, happy-go-lucky d

EDITORIAL: Importance of remembering the fallen

REMEMBRANCE Day, also known informally as Poppy Day, has special significance this year because it marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Who dreamed sovereignty could hurt so much?

There probably isn’t a Bahamian soul alive today who would trade independence for rule by another. We are so proud of being a sovereign nation and a success story from the moment we threw off the reins that bound us that we celebrate every year as if it were the first.

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CULTURE CLASH: Thank God for those unafraid to say ‘no’

The Arawaks were a peace-loving people, they say. Our history books place the Arawaks in direct opposition to Caribs who, we were taught, were violent. Some books even say they were cannibals.

EDITORIAL: Overcoming Legacy Issues, Bahamas Vulnerability to Financial Pirates

In recent days, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest has come out strongly in defence of The Bahamas’ position as a willing and compliant partner in the war against money laundering and nefarious attempts to use tax-friendly jurisdictions for offensive, or even illegal, purposes.

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BUSINESS BITES: It’s all in the details if you care to read them

In writing its 2018 Annual Report, the board of directors of Cable Bahamas faced a challenging task: how to explain to shareholders that larger losses in net income and earnings per share should not obscure the strong prospects for long-term growth.

EDITORIAL: US holds its breath for Trump's first electoral test

Tomorrow’s American mid-term elections will serve as a referendum on the tenure so far of US President Donald Trump. For months, political pundits and observers have reminded us the first mid-term elections under a new president can serve as a stinging rebuke. The opposition party often racks up big gains at the expense of the president’s party. The most recent example is most often cited. In 2010, the Republicans wiped out the legislative gains Barack Obama had helped to achieve for the Democrats two years earlier.

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OAS - no long fit for purpose

IT’S time for a Caribbean Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The best things in life . . . are they free?

A funny thing happened on the way to calming my sons down after an afternoon playing baseball. They said they were hungry, and being the (guilty) fast food parent I am when I’m pressed for time, I immediately bribed him with a trip to the nearest Dr

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DIANE PHILLIPS: So whose idea was it anyway?

Long before someone decided to make life easier, there were a lot of everyday things you could to that were actually easier to do. Remember the days that you used a large impressive key to open a hotel room door? There was something classy about that. You felt you had arrived and taken possession, even if just for a day or two.

EDITORIAL: How work permits are helping this country move forward

RECENTLY Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis declared that something had to be done to decrease the “thousands” of work permits annually approved by the Immigration Department.

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