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FRONT PORCH – A culture of violence is metastasizing: Why are we surprised?

WE have gone to bed most evenings and/or have awakened most mornings in the New Year with fresh social media posts and news about the latest murder(s). The killing frenzy – it is not a “spurt” – has surprised many of us. Why are we surprised?

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FRONT PORCH: A national lottery can help Bahamians in countless ways

IN our 50th year of independence, the national debt remains a source of deep concern, with state resources stretched across our archipelago. The country remains at risk of downgrade from various rating agencies. The debt will worsen with the next major hurricane, pandemic and/or financial crisis.

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FRONT PORCH – Good friendship: A source of inexhaustible love and joy

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” – Muhammad Ali

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FRONT PORCH: Communicating to Bahamian public in the modern age

THERE is a tremendous lack of understanding of the nature and purpose of public communications by government and business entities in The Bahamas, even as the demands of social media have upended and continue to transform modern communications.

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FRONT PORCH: The honeymoon will quickly be over then Mr Davis will have tough, unpopular decisions to make

The general election is over. The time for governance has begun. The Progressive Liberal Party has a certain mandate and the responsibility of government, despite a dramatically lower voter turnout.

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FRONT PORCH: A More Authentic Understanding of Hope

During the general election season and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic the virtue and value of “hope” has often been bandied about as a sort of magical thinking or a bottled elixir than can be employed as an easy fix for difficult problems, whether personally or nationally.


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