EDITORIAL: We know the problems - where are the solutions?

Perhaps the most shocking thing in the latest report on human rights in The Bahamas by the US State Department is that so many of the problems are already known.

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FRONT PORCH: ‘Taking the vaccine may be an act of love, a gift to one’s community’

“While modern society places more importance on one’s own interests regardless of or even to the detriment of others … [true Christians] ban individualism in order to encourage sharing and solidarity.” - Pope Francis, General Audience, June 26, 2019

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STATESIDE: You had to pinch yourself - this isn’t really the America we know

Yesterday was cool and breezy in the mid-Atlantic region of the US. Rapidly scudding clouds foretold of rain to come later in the day, but for winter-weary Americans, the springlike 60-degree temperatures were a most welcome reminder of winter’s passing.

EDITORIAL: How do we give women a fair chance in politics?

IN two separate articles in today’s Tribune, the question of gender in politics is raised.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Gender bias is all around us and it’s time that changed

This week, some women in frontline politics were asked whether or not gender bias exists in politics. Their responses made it clear there is not only a limited understanding of gender bias, but a reluctance to acknowledge it. Perhaps there is concern that acknowledgment would be seen as making excuses or a sign of weakness rather than what it actually is — recognising and naming an issue that pervades our lives.

EDITORIAL: Don’t close the beaches, police them

THE scene pictured on our front page ought to annoy everyone who has been doing everything they can to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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PETER YOUNG: A giant cargo ship isn’t the first to find trouble in the Suez

The extended images over the past days of a giant container ship run aground in the Suez Canal has captured international attention amid disbelief that such a thing could happen. But this new focus on the most important shipping lane in the world will also be a reminder that mention of the word ‘Suez’ means to historians, in the first instance, the crisis of 1956 when Britain, France and Israel conspired to invade Egypt following its nationalisation of the canal.

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FACE TO FACE: Moya lit a fire in me and others which has never gone out

When I was a youngster attending Temple Christian Primary School, I had an art teacher that sparked an interest and creativity in me that has stuck with me throughout life.

EDITORIAL: The last thing we want is a third wave

THE numbers tell the tale. Steadily, the number of cases of COVID-19 have been rising.

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WORLD VIEW: No, the idea of CARICOM is not dead

A commentary, published on March 8 by Camillo Gonsalves, a Minister of the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines, was headlined “Every Island for itself’. The first line was unequivocal in stating “The idea of CARICOM died on December 16, 2020”.

EDITORIAL: In the shadow of Stalin and Chairman Mao?

FRED Smith, QC, certainly knows how to catch attention. In his latest collision with the government over shanty towns, he compares government policy to that of Stalin. Asked to tone it down by the court, he offered an alternative of Mao Zedong in China, whose cultural revolution “destroyed the homes of 20 million people”.

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Diane Phillips: Twelve years fighting a lie destroyed his life - now justice is finally served

You may remember Rod Bethel. He was the nice-looking, neatly-groomed manager at City Market in Harbour Bay Centre back in the 1990s. Kids and their folks crammed his little aquarium filled with fish, asking questions. He always took time to answer or personally find an item a customer just couldn’t locate.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Why did we lock her up?

This week, ‘‘lock her up’’ became our reality.

EDITORIAL: $1 for an airport - but it’s no bargain

YOU can’t even get a jitney ride for a dollar these days – but that’s how much is being paid to buy Grand Bahama International Airport.

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STATESIDE: New White House, same problems - gun control and The Wall

The first two amendments to the American constitution, which were ratified on December 15, 1791, have moved back into the forefront of the news in the past couple of weeks. The First Amendment’s right to freedom of speech and the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms are both being tested, in settings ranging from the backyard fence to public opinion polls and corporate boardrooms.