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WORLD VIEW: Don’t believe the story we’ve been fed - there was a coup d’état in Bolivia

CALLED by any other name, there was a coup d’état in Bolivia on November 10. To be clear, an elected president and the government were forcibly removed from office. The term in office of Evo Morales, as President of Bolivia, does not expire until January 21, 2020.

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INSIGHT: Rubbing salt in the wounds - BPL is playing a risky game

There has to be somebody else in the country pinching themselves to see if they’re living in the real world after BPL announced its plans to introduce a rate reduction bond and deemed the Bahamian people as its financiers.

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INSIGHT: Rebuilding homes is easy, putting lives back together is the biggest challenge

Hurricane Dorian has been nothing short of apocalyptic for many survivors who escaped the Category 5 hurricane’s fury over Abaco and Grand Bahama. While it is possible rebuilding the infrastructure of these islands could run into the billions, a greater cost is the rebuilding the lives of the survivors.

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INSIGHT: Why girls must find a passion and pursue it

Girl Con 2019 took “the unconventional path” this year holding its annual mentoring conference for girls onboard the Carnival Glory, where 250 high school girls heard from the first woman president of Carnival Cruise Line Christine Duffy.

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WORLD VIEW: Harvard’s moral debt to those who were locked in slavery

WHY does Harvard University in the United States have a moral obligation to provide some form of compensation to Antigua and Barbuda, a small Caribbean island state? The answer is simple: natural justice demands it.

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INSIGHT: There comes a time when enough is enough and better examples must be set for women in politics

This week, we took a journey into the realm of oddity – led by our friendly tour guide, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha Rolle. The general consensus by most citizens who would have taken a gander at the commemorative medals awarded to youth parliamentarians - which on one side depicted the coat of arms, and on the other side contained a picture of the minister herself – was that this must have been a terrible joke.

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INSIGHT: Cry for Haiti but UN is start throwing stones at us

Every other week there’s some demand from the UN – this time, from the High Commissioner for Refugees - so what should The Bahamas, a nation still reeling from the devastation suffered at the merciless hands of Hurricane Dorian, do as it relates to upholding our immigration policies? Considering the disastrous state Haiti is in right now - its democracy threatened daily through violent protests demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise - it is absolutely understandable that no sensible person will want to go there.

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INSIGHT: Why a more informed citizenry is critical to advancing our democracy

AFTER a week where the news cycle covered the usual – the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian and immigration issues - what also crept into the spotlight was the face-off between the Bahamas Christian Council and LGBTIQ and human rights advocates Rights Bahamas.

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INSIGHT: ‘Our university must be a reflection of where we want our country to be’

Let’s begin by establishing my view that University of The Bahamas (UB) is the primary strategic institution for building a strong Bahamas.

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INSIGHT: An opportunity to pause, think and remember we’re all human, Haitians too

In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, a great deal of public conversation has focused on the injunction prohibiting demolition of communities of Haitian ethnicity called shanty towns.

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WORLD VIEW: Caribbean business community stands to lose from de-risking

THE business community in the Caribbean – both foreign and local – has made no collective statement and taken no joint position on the process of de-risking and the withdrawal of correspondent banking relations (CBRs) with which all Caribbean countries have been plagued since 2015.

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WORLD VIEW: CARICOM cannot abandon Haiti despite its president’s failure

HAITI is in turmoil again. This time the countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) cannot be criticised for inaction, but questions must be asked about others in the hemispheric community who have been silent about the political and humanitarian situation in the country.

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INSIGHT: This is an inherited crisis that we are trying to clear up

This summer, customers of Bahamas Power and Light have yet again endured frustrating periods of load-shedding as generation capacity has failed to meet demand for electricity. Prime Minister, Dr Hubert Minnis, was correct – this was a crisis for families who could not cook meals, small business owners who could not complete transactions, and every Bahamian who had their daily life disrupted by these periods without power.

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INSIGHT: Chipman’s lone voice may be an example for others to follow

AMID the political fallout from the government’s handling of Hurricane Dorian was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.

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INSIGHT: Will we learn from the Equinor oil spill?

On August 31 Hurricane Dorian slammed into Grand Bahama, ravaging the landscape, devastating communities and tearing lives apart. It destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, ruined vital infrastructure and left so many families grieving for their loved ones.

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