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INSIGHT: The last courtesan

A relentless quest for money, status and power defined Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman's extraordinary life from infamy to respectability and acceptance by the establishment. In the first of a two-part series Sir Christopher Ondaatje looks at how the English socialite used her feminine wiles to entrance the rich and famous through the war years and beyond.

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Passport to a better future?

The spectre of Loftus Roker looms all too large for migrants over the government’s contentious policy, says Ava Turnquest, Tribune Chief Reporter.

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Erskine Curry - Fantasy and reality

Ricardo Wells discovers a grandiose plan to take the Bahamas telecommunications sector by storm is nothing more than a deception.

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INSIGHT: Ready for battle or heading for defeat?

The FNM may be celebrating the new-look leadership team but there are doubts it has a strong enough voice to win the next general election. Taneka Thompson reports.

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President Obama's immigration address

The issue of immigration has been making front page news recently both here in the Bahamas and in the United States. Last Thursday, President Barack Obama took the debate to a new level, when he introduced controversial new policies for the US. Here is his address in full:

Views from atop the hill

Have you ever driven past Government House and considered what life is like on Mount Fitzwilliam?

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INSIGHT: Today's youth, tomorrow's leaders

Can the Bahamas, a society where seniority is prized, really afford to disregard the voice of youth? Rashad Rolle hears why the world is waking up to the need to shift from adultism and why the country is in danger of being left behind.

INSIGHT - YOUNG MANS VIEW: Long Island's economic slump

I GREW up on the best place on earth — Long Island. I have long thought that our great island — for me, the greatest island in our archipelagic chain — has become a forgotten outsider. That has saddened me, particularly during my countless visits to Eleuthera, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Bimini, Exuma and other Bahamian islands.

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INSIGHT: Stopping the bloodshed

While the government has remained guarded over new crime fighting strategies which were formulated last week, a noted psychiatrist gives his take on what we can do to stem the tide of violent crime. Tribune News Editor Taneka Thompson reports.

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INSIGHT: Danger - toxic hazard

Is the Bahamas really serious about environmental pollution and public health? Ava Turnquest, chief reporter, says the clamour to put lives before political posturing must grow louder.

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Divided they stand, united they could still fall

Next month, Free National Movement executives will go head-to-head for party positions at its convention. But FNM insiders say the party must look beyond next month, and its internal fights, and chart a united course that will help it win the next election. Tribune News Editor, Taneka Thompson reports . . .

Third party politics: Changing of the guard at the Palace of Westminster

The Conservatives have new energy and impetus but are unsure how to respond to the UKIP threat while Labour’s weak, left-leaning leader is an electoral liability. As the starting gun fires on the race to next year’s General Election in Britain Peter Young forsees the end of voting on traditional two-party lines amid the political uncertainties.

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INSIGHT: Distress call with no rescue in sight

With no boat to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and no regulation of expanding shanty towns and unlicenced constructions Abaconians are doubting the government’s will to tackle the island’s pressing issues. Timothy Roberts reports

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INSIGHT: Anyone for golf? Not us, say Biminites

The mood in Bimini is changing to reflect that the island should not accede to the needs of tourism at all costs, Rashad Rolle writes.

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INSIGHT: Christie administration's unanswered questions

The deafening silence from the Christie administration on several issues of national importance is frustrating to voters. Tribune News Editor Taneka Thompson analyses the situation.

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