INSIGHT: ‘Let Bahamians finish Baha Mar’

As the wrangling over Baha Mar becomes ever more tense, CEO Sarkis Izmirlian wrote to the president of The Export-Import Bank of China, Liu Liange, on July 23 in an effort to break the deadlock over China Construction America holding the resort “hostage” and asking for a response to his proposals by today. This is what he wrote.

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INSIGHT: Mission Implausible - Why the Allyson Adventure to China was a desperate and doomed ploy

Richard Coulson insists a Bahamian Chapter 11 procedure is the only way forward for Baha Mar.

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INSIGHT: Committing to camera

The making of almost40 and film in the Bahamas

Nicole ‘Col J’ Burrows has reached a milestone in her life - on the cusp of turning 40 she has written and produced her first film. This is her (short) story about the experience.

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A chapter of disaster?

The Baha Mar bankruptcy order should be granted in the Bahamas to avoid a damaging dog-fight between creditors, Richard Coulson urges.

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INSIGHT: Chaos in the PLP

For the past two weeks the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has been mired in internal chaos, with two of its members of Parliament abandoning ship in near succession, citing the party’s poor leadership as a main catalyst.

INSIGHT: The good, the bad and the ugly - A dangerous mix of tourism and crime

For generations the relationship between country's leaders and its inhabitants have straddled a Cartesian dualism, in a sense that both politician and voter interact within a single socio-economic reality from competing foundations.

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Disclosure and the law

BAHAMIAN voters deserve transparency and accountability in government in tangible ways, not just lip service.

INSIGHT: Fuelling our own demise

The Bahamian government is attempting to walk a line - a line which is in fact a gulf - between climate advocate and gung-ho oil investor.

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INSIGHT: Secrets and the dark ages

Three months shy of the third anniversary of Prime Minister Perry Christie’s August 2012 pledge to enforce the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act within his term, it was announced last week that the revised bill would be released for public consultation.

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Three years of the PLP

ON Thursday, the Christie administration will celebrate three years in office.

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INSIGHT: Rubis row spills over into recrimination

Last week, the cries of Marathon residents hit mainstream politics with the release of an independent report prepared by Black and Veatch International into the 2012 underground fuel leak at Rubis Bahamas’ service station at Robinson and Old Trail Road.

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Co-chairs 'contempt' for the Public Accounts Committee

THE refusal of Algernon Allen and Cynthia “Mother” Pratt to appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as the group continues its probe into Urban Renewal 2.0 is a slap in the face to democracy and the Bahamian people.

“Gender discrimination is a serious defect in our Constitution”

Sir Arthur Foulkes, the former Governor General, addressed the launch of Citizens for Constitutional Equality on Thursday night at Holy Cross Parish Hall, and urged the government to right a wrong.

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INSIGHT: BAMSI sows seeds for Brave Davis' downfall

The controversy that swirls around the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) in North Andros could be the death knell for the political aspirations of Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis.

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INSIGHT: Bahamian eyes shut to the realities of life

In the 1969 agitprop film Inextinguishable Fire, German media artist Harun Farocki delivers sterile yet pregnant commentary on the Vietnam War through the lens of one of its most devastating consequences: the use of napalm.