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TOUGH CALL: The history of race and politics in The Bahamas

A FEW years ago, my company — Media Enterprises — published a new edition of Race and Politics in The Bahamas, under licence from the author and the University of Queensland in Australia. Originally published in 1981 and long out of print, Race and

EDITORIAL: Where did our national heart go? What happened to us?

SOME time yesterday, July 31, 2017, as we went about our daily lives, a community was scrambling for its life, trying to beat a bulldozer scheduled to demolish it.

WORLD VIEW: The relevance and state of US-Caribbean relations – Part 3

THIS is the final of a three-part commentary discussing the relevance and state of US-Caribbean relations against the backdrop of a publication by the Washington-based, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), entitled, “The Relevance of US-Caribbean Relations – Three Views”. CSIS deserves the Caribbean’s thanks for addressing the issue which has been ignored for decades by US agencies, except in the context of their preoccupation with drug trafficking and refugees.

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VIEW FROM AFAR: Getting down to the facts

Tourism is now more important to the people of The Bahamas than ever before so everything reasonable should be done to guarantee its success.

EDITORIAL: Don’t talk down the economy, says Fred Mitchell

FRED MITCHELL, former Foreign Affairs/Immigration Minister, now a member of the Senate, is already tired of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis “talking down” the economy. However, Mr Mitchell failed to suggest what part of the economy after his government’s dismal five years administration could honestly be “talked up”.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Bombshells and mis-spells

So during his address to the nation this week, Prime Minister Minnis dropped a fiscal bomb; government ministries will have to cut their spending by 10% and no current contracts for workers making in excess of $100,000 will be renewed.

EDITORIAL: GOVERNMENT SHOULD LET THE LAW TAKE ITS COURSE

THE RECENT shake-up of the Trump administration’s communications team is a reminder of the importance, in a media-savvy world, of public presentation which can play a major role in determining the success or failure of any government.

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MENTAL HEALTH OF THE NATION: Our evolving understanding of issues of gender

“Gender equality is not a woman’s issue, it is a human issue, it affects us all.” – Unknown.“WHAT gender am I?” Most of us have not had to ask this question, but many have. The simplistic answer that there are two sexes and that is it, no longer sits

EDITORIAL: ‘Brave’ Davis predicts 2022 win for PLP

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis, now leader of a four-member Opposition in the new House of Assembly, is confident that given time his party will return to lead the country.

EDITORIAL: Trump blusters, while China fills void

EACH week brings a new and different Donald Trump departure from established and accepted norms. There are outrageous tweets, inconsistent and even contradictory interviews, claims that the establishment American media almost immediately brands as lies, and now, further evidence of personal behaviour that would be regarded as rude at a neighbourhood dinner party.

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CULTURE CLASH: Raising questions over the future of democracy

The results of the 2017 general election left The Bahamas in good spirits. Many of us have been in celebration mode for months, and insistent that we all temper our demands with patience and manage our expectations of the new FNM-led administration.

YOUR SAY: Stop the Blame Game

THERE has been a lot of agitation and blame about “foreigners” raping our marine and fisheries resources. In my view, this debate and blame game is misconceived and futile. Simply blaming the “foreigner” and focusing on “foreign” depletion and exploi

EDITORIAL: Five Easy Pieces, Hold the Anger

IN THE 1970 movie Five Easy Pieces that catapulted Jack Nicholson from character actor to rising star capable of portraying emotions from tenderness to fury with equal and absolute perfection, the most famous scene depicts the full range of feelings.

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WORLD VIEW: The relevance and state of US-Caribbean relations – Part 2

THIS commentary continues the discussion on the relevance and state of US-Caribbean relations against the backdrop of a publication by the Washington-based, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), entitled, “The Relevance of US-Caribbean Relations – Three Views”.

EDITORIAL: Cleophas Adderley achieved his grandfather’s dreams

FIFTY-SEVEN years ago, Christ Church Cathedral was filled with Bahamians from all walks of life —among them the leading citizens of the town — to pay tribute to a humble tailor considered by many to be the wisest man in town.