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WORLD VIEW: Haiti sinking deeper into catastrophe - who will save it?

HAITI has never been far from wide-scale human suffering, grave political instability, and grim economic underdevelopment. But its circumstances today are worse than they have been before.

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THE KDK REPORT: Beyond the batter’s eye

THERE’S something uniquely American about baseball – its simplicity, the hot dogs and the cheering fans in the stands create what feels like a community connected.

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INSIGHT: Will our politicians ever tackle the issue of marital rape?

THE issue of marital rape is one that seems to neither ever go away

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INSIGHT: The law is the law - and the government should follow it

IMAGINE if you will the following scenario: You’re driving home, and the police pull you over. When you ask what you did wrong, the officer tells you that you were speeding and so you have broken the law. Not to worry, you say, I’ll change that law when I get home, and off you drive, leaving behind the officer shouting after you that you’ve broken the law right now.

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WORLD VIEW: Has CARICOM reached its limits of regional integration?

SO FAR in this attempt to answer the question, “Has CARICOM reached its limits of regional integration”, it has been established that, after almost 50 years, the regional project has failed to deliver the commitments expected from the 1973 Treaty of Chaguaramas and its Revision in 2001.

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THE KDK REPORT: One more day

AT 1AM, my patient receives a phone call from the police. There’s been another car accident. He kisses his wife goodbye, puts on his overalls and grabs his work bag in the garage. Within ten minutes, he arrives at the scene, tonight and often times before the ambulance on call. The road is blocked by at least four police cars and the glare from their flashing siren lights pierces his cornea in the darkness of the hour. After almost 40 years in this profession, he’ll never be fully comfortable with the nightmarish feeling that a night like this elicits.

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INSIGHT: Acklins gives up its WW2 secrets - in just a few hours

Found them. As extraordinary as it is, it’s really that simple.

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WORLD VIEW: Has CARICOM reached its limits of regional integration?

In the first part of this commentary - published last week - the conclusion was reached that the great ideals, set out in the 1973 Treaty of Chaguaramas (the CARICOM Treaty) and its revision in 2001, remain unfulfilled. But does this reality mean that, as the CARICOM project reaches its 50th anniversary next July, it has reached the limits of regional integration?

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INSIGHT: The world expects major countries such as China and the US to work together

The visit by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to China’s Taiwan region on August 2 has triggered outrage across China. For one thing, by allowing such a visit to go ahead, the US has openly broken its own commitment under the three China-US joint communiqués not to develop official relations with Taiwan.

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THE KDK REPORT: Centre stage

Every human being, at some point or another, is called to the spotlight. In that moment you finally feel noticed and, in the best of circumstances, appreciated publicly for either your talent or physical attributes. This is the moment when stars are born. The very best of us excel during those moments and, from then on, spend a lifetime living beneath the intense glare that’s demanded by being at the centre of the stage.

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INSIGHT: Where is the transparency that we were promised?

THERE are few things more frustrating in politics than promises that are never delivered.

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WORLD VIEW: Will lethal heatwaves bring long delayed action on climate change?

Over the last few weeks, global warming has caused the deaths of thousands of people in Europe, and it has dislocated communities in the United States.

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INSIGHT: High marks from a hero of the force

DESPITE the alarming incidents of murder and crime in the country, the officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force are doing a “phenomenal job” – they are simply overwhelmed and need more support and resources, according to a former Assistant Commissioner.

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THE KDK REPORT: Inside the window pane

JUST before sunset, the yellow, red and orange of the horizon are kissed by the dusk of a glooming nightfall. In those moments, light, for the final time that day, quickly but majestically peaks through the window pane.

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INSIGHT: What lessons will be learned from Exuma diesel spill?

THE diesel spill at the Old Navy Base cove last week turned all eyes on Exuma – and once more brought the discussion about how well we are protecting our environment to the fore.