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EDITORIAL: Lessons still to be learned as we take steps in the right direction

Amid claims the crisis in Venezuela has been caused by outside interference, the evidence suggests the reasons are homegrown. Dictatorship and rule by decree, political repression and economic mismanagement on a massive scale have resulted in the disaster of a failing state.

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CULTURE CLASH: Remember – We came from the same place, were deposited on different pieces of rock, enslaved and forced into new ways of seeing, believing and being

People leave their homes for many reasons. Some leave to further their education, to find work, or to gain experience through training programmes and internships.

EDITORIAL: So is Oban nonsense, Dr Minnis?

Here we go again with Oban.

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FACE TO FACE: Tanya’s found a new career - working for God

Many young women today are into a glitz and glamour lifestyle.

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WORLD VIEW: Give Uruguay meeting a chance to bring settlement to Venezuela

THE Heads of Government of the independent member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), who met by video conference on January 24 to consider the fast-moving events surrounding Venezuela, demonstrated an independent and principled stance. Absent from the meeting was any representative of the Bahamas and Haiti.

POLICE ADVICE: Help your child by being a net-savvy parent

Social media sites such as, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp increases communication, access to information and help in developing a sense of self, however, the thoughts of what your child might come across online can be worrying. Here are internet safety advice to make sure going online is a positive experience for you and your child.

EDITORIAL: What can we learn from tragedy?

What must it take?

EDITORIAL: Has May finally got a chance of a deal?

The thorny issue of Britain’s departure from the European Union is top of the world’s news agenda again. Brexit has divided public opinion in the United Kingdom and precipitated a deep political crisis. It is also significant internationally because of the likely effects on the economies of other countries - ourselves included - arising from disruption and uncertainty in relation to trading patterns.

DIANE PHILLIPS: From the rubble of Joaquin, lives and a community rebuilt

There are three things Anita Collie Pratt will never forget when she thinks of Hurricane Joaquin – the howling of the wind, the sound of the sea as it roared closer and closer until it crashed through her door and when it was all over, the kindness of strangers.

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CULTURE CLASH: Jobs, yes, but so much more needs to be addressed

Jobs. That seems to be the magic word - and politicians know it. “More jobs” is the promise of all promises and we hear it often, especially during election season and when the electorate is dissatisfied. It was no surprise when this was a major focus of the prime minister’s national address.

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FACE TO FACE: Majority rule - did we deliver then betray the dream?

The month of January is a powerful one when it comes to remembering what unifying as a people and working towards a common cause can bring.

EDITORIAL: Jockeying for position as Trump stumbles on

Next year America prepares for several landmark events. There is the centennial celebration of women’s voting rights. There is a general election including for the office of president. And there is the once-a-decade process called the census, a process by which individual state populations are counted and surveyed to ensure there is proportionate representation in the American Congress. It appears now all three of these events will be directly related.

EDITORIAL: Hitting the next generation of students

It seems some people here in The Bahamas don’t understand what the word “loan” means.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Life’s razor sharp at the barber’s shop

THIS week’s column is for my barber Leon, and barber shops world wide, the last bastion of free speech and unfiltered humour!

EDITORIAL: Talking a good game - now for the delivery

It is generally accepted that globalisation is part of the reason for the rise of populism in the West. The growing support for populist extremist parties in Europe seems also to have resulted from a loss of faith in traditional political establishments and their capacity to deal effectively with either national issues or the problems of the general public.