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STATESIDE: Watch out for those polls - there’s a whisper The Donald could actually win

A friend here in Washington keeps close tabs on the US and its upcoming big election. She watches cable TV and she also reads some big American newspapers online and looks at The Economist, a British publication that may offer greater insight than many American news outlets. All things considered, she is up to date.

EDITORIAL: If lockdowns aren’t working, what next?

OVER and over in the battle against COVID-19, we have said that our approach is led by advice from health experts.

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ALICIA WALLACE: We need to join up thinking - and action - to tackle gender-based violence

IT IS Domestic Violence Awareness Month and, story after story, our attention is drawn to the broader issue of the gender-based violence we are failing to address.

EDITORIAL: Don’t gain short-term and lose long-term

LOOK before you leap. That’s the warning from union chief Obie Ferguson – and it’s wise advice in an economy that is a long way from being on the rise again.

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PETER YOUNG: True justice is blind and also deaf to someone’s personal views

ANYONE who had the time and inclination to watch even part of last week’s US Senate confirmation hearings for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, would surely have been impressed by her performance in response to keen questioning. But they might also have been disturbed by the evidence of deep divisions in the American body politic.

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FACE TO FACE: Nate’s keeping kids on the straight and narrow with help from a four-legged friend

When someone gets out of the so-called ‘ghetto’ and makes it in life, they often don’t want to hang out in the place they grew up in. They may go to visit loved ones and friends that still live there. But, the ghetto could be a reminder of pain, struggle, injustice and difficulty and going back there can open old wounds.

EDITORIAL: What are we doing to protect women?

What would you do if you found yourself being stalked?

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Will these 36,000 voices be heard in the argument about oil?

WE are so busy glaring at COVID-19 we are about to be blindsided by something that could take a greater toll on The Bahamas for decades to come – a seemingly imminent plan to drill for oil.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: This sporting life . . . ain’t all it seems

LAST weekend I spent the entire lockdown holiday watching as much sports as I possibly could.

EDITORIAL: No easy answer over cutting off water

WHERE BPL has gone before, now the Water and Sewerage Corporation is seeking to follow – in cutting off customers whose bills remain unpaid.

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STATESIDE: How long will it take for the US to recover the ground it’s lost in the eyes of the world?

“I feel sorry for Americans,” a lawmaker in Myanmar told The New York Times recently. From Berlin, another Times reporter wrote that events in the US were “shaking fundamental assumptions in Europe about American exceptionalism”.

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FRONT PORCH: Trump is not an American anomaly

Around 1997, about 23 years ago during a trip to New York City for a social justice conference, this columnist first met a fellow participant who lived in the city.

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ALICIA WALLACE: What really makes a national hero?

Over the past few days, there has been heated discussion about the five people recognised as national heroes. There are people who believe one or more of those people to be undeserving of the designation and there are people who have others in mind who have done more or better. Considering the recommendations and criticism, we do not have a solid definition of a national hero.

EDITORIAL: Is this really the time for a battle with nurses?

IT seems like some disputes never go far away – even in a pandemic.

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WORLD VIEW: Dodging the China question

OF all the questions that both Kamala Harris and Mike Pence dodged during the US Vice Presidential debate on October 7, the most revealing concerned China.