WORLD VIEW: Can political parties agree social contract for national progress?
AUTHORITATIVE international bodies – among them, the respected Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) – have concluded that “democracy is under both literal and figurative assault around the world.” The countries of the Caribbean have not been exempted from this judgement which is based on more than a decade of studies.
INSIGHT: Minister points finger at PM’s New Plan
THERE is a story many of us are familiar with from children’s books growing up – the tale of the Emperor’s New Clothes. I’ve been reminded of it in this past week in Bahamian politics.
THE KDK REPORT: The wind blows west, part 2
AT ANY given moment, life is like a revolving door. Where you emerge determines your choices. Decisions you make set your course of opportunities or challenges. But with every challenge comes the possibility of loss. And if there is a loss, is there a lesson that will give birth to new beginnings? Then with hard work, wisdom and luck, will blessings someday follow?
INSIGHT: RCI deal on PI is approved - but concerns remain
THE news around the approval of the Royal Caribbean project on Paradise Island has been peculiar to say the least.
WORLD VIEW: A third way for global peace
IF DEVELOPING countries, especially the small and vulnerable states, expected meaningful attention by the G20 to the myriad economic and financial challenges that confront them, their hopes were dashed by failed meetings of Finance and Foreign Ministers in February and March.
INSIGHT: There’s no excuse for failing on disclosures
THERE is nothing else that quite shows the disregard for any government for the notions of transparency and accountability than the annual fuss over public disclosures.
Region facing silent debt crisis
THE Caribbean Policy Development Center (CPDC) says a silent debt crisis threatens the way of life of people in the Caribbean.
THE KDK REPORT: THE WIND BLOWS WEST, PART 1
IN 2006, while sitting outside her home with family members and enjoying the cool night breeze, my patient (who’s chosen the alias Kelly) felt an urge to urinate. She dashed but before she made it to the restroom, she felt warm liquid trickling down her legs.
WORLD VIEW: The war on Ukraine is now a global war
THE people of Ukraine are the principal victims of the unjustified and unprovoked war, launched against them by Russia on February 24, 2022. But in the year since then, it has become clear that other victims - on a different scale - have been all the nations of the world, particularly the small, poor and powerless.
THE KDK REPORT: Savour every moment spent with the ones you love
WE OFTEN learn life’s lessons, whether consciously or subconsciously, through our own experiences or by learning from what others have taught us but the lessons that resonate most deeply typically come from individual trials.
INSIGHT: Govern for today, don't fight about 50 years ago
IT was a pleasure travelling around Nassau on Friday. Wherever I went, people were wearing the colours of the nation.
INSIGHT: Wait and see if CARICOM was a success
SO CARICOM came, and CARICOM went – and while there may have been some bumps at the outset, now that it’s all done, what was achieved?
WORLD VIEW: End sexual violence against women for the sake of all mankind
RAPE, and other forms of sexual violence against women in war and conflict, represent one of the great silences and suppressed issues in modern-day history.
THE KDK REPORT: Childhood amnesia; life moments forgotten but never truly gone
MOST human beings suffer from childhood amnesia. We don’t remember being born or learning to walk or speak.
NIB to rise? Prices up? ‘They’re robbing us now’
“THEY’RE robbing us now,” was the view of some Bahamians as they voiced their opinion on the National Insurance Board’s recommendations to increase the contribution rate - on top of other financial pressures such as rising prices on sugar and salt.