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INSIGHT: If a leader has a true vision the people will follow

IN times of crisis, the mettle of true leaders is put to the test. Winston Churchill, known for his refusal to surrender to Germany in World War II, Nelson Mandela’s leadership and negotiations that led to the end of Apartheid, George W Bush navigating the US through the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and his successor, Barack Obama, steering the country during the 2008 recession – all names synonymous with incredibly trying times throughout history. And now, with COVID-19 affecting the whole world, leaders have had to dig deep.

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INSIGHT: From persecution to prison to poverty – a political refugee’s five-year ordeal in The Bahamas

Fleeing his native Gambia in fear of extra-judicial execution, Ousman Bojang accepted a friend’s invitation to take refuge in The Bahamas. Expecting safety and protection in accordance with our international obligations, he was met instead with arbitrary detention, false imprisonment, inhumane treatment and shocking conditions. Then he was released, only to be forced into poverty by a cruel and spiteful government.

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WORLD VIEW: The world waiting to breathe normally again

CARIBBEAN Community (CARICOM) countries should by now have worked out a strategy for securing the early attention of US President-elect, Joe Biden, and the team working on his transition into the White House and to the helm of government.

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INSIGHT: What climate, conch salad and the land have to do with knowledge of self and freedom

In the first of a series of articles compiled by the University of The Bahamas - entitled the Mangrove Series - writers take a critical look at what it is that we value as a Bahamian people and the risks that a changing climate poses to these treasures.

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INSIGHT: We need to wise up - blind allegiance to parties who provide no solutions gets us nowhere

IDENTITY politics has been around long before my time and will be around for much longer. However, it may be high time for us to question how it has helped us as Bahamians.

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INSIGHT: Open doors after months of the Abaco Rebuild

IT’S now over a year since Hurricane Dorian devastated Abaco and the long rebuilding programme began. Here’s Insight’s latest update supplied by abacobuzz.com on what’s open for visitors and residents on the island.

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INSIGHT: Soothing platitudes which skirt over realities isn’t going to get the job done

PRESIDENT-Elect Joe Biden’s path back to the White House is a story of perseverance and triumph. While Americans had no shortage of reasons to vote Biden, President Trump’s response to the coronavirus is likely what led to him losing the election in a close race. Many pundits have discussed the early delay in responding to the pandemic in what looks to be the final nail in the coffin of Donald Trump’s political career.

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INSIGHT: When there is no other choice, you play the hand you have

THE Bahamas is one of the most beautiful places on earth – charismatic people, pink sands and crystal blue waters - and attracts millions of tourists a year. Our natural beauty also enables citizens in the private sector to earn an income and put food in their families’ mouths. When a global pandemic snatches all of that away, we have seen that our gift is also our curse in some respects.

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WORLD VIEW: Democracy is not guaranteed by elections alone

A BIZARRE moment at the 50th session of the general assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), on October 20 and 21, was a claim by the outgoing Foreign Minister, Karen Longaric that her government had brought democracy to Bolivia.

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WORLD VIEW: OAS General Assembly failed the people of the Americas

ANYONE who followed the 50th regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), would be forgiven for believing it was held to discuss Venezuela and Nicaragua.

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INSIGHT: When lockdown comes, COVID takes a toll on mental health in the home

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Family: People Helping People Project - financed through a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation - met with over 300 participants in weekly supportive group therapy. These groups met in various locations including The Bahamas Department of Corrections, Kemp Road, East Street etc.

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INSIGHT: Sally’s army may be small but it’s doing its bit to bring vital help to those most in need

As it stands we can safely say The Bahamas is in a crisis and needs an ‘all hands on deck’ call out to all of its Good Samaritans. Sally Van Tooren has heard that call and has decided that no one in the capital will go hungry under her watch.

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INSIGHT: Forget Halloween, is November 1 the day we should be really scared of?

JUST a mere six days from now, we will be taking our second crack at reopening the tourism sector. Here it is, COVID-19 cases are surging with no flattening of the curve in sight, despite the reinstitution of stricter containment measures.

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INSIGHT: We’ll all be winners if we each do what we can in the fight against COVID

This weekend brought us a sight of what could have been us in the continuing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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INSIGHT: Science is the way forward

The Bahamas, like the rest of the world, should realise by now that COVID-19 and its effects are going to be around for some time and as such we should be finding a way to live with it.