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The Bahamas is becoming increasingly unequal

Nellie Day – remember her? She wrote an article claiming that the majority of Bahamians live in shacks made of straw and wood, while a wealthy elite can afford mansions made of concrete, strong enough to withstand a hurricane.

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Govt 'committed' to equitable distribution of health services

HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez on Friday said the Christie administration is "committed" to ensuring the equitable distribution of health services in the country, which he claimed "is another step towards achieving universal healthcare in the Bahamas".

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No inequalities?

According to some, there are no inequalities in the way we live today. They claim that we are all equal and we are all treated the same. Yet we seem to have a breakdown in understanding. All citizens are not treated the same in law nor in custom. It is absolutely dishonest to say that there are no inequalities.

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Cultural violence and inequality

The other day, driving along West Bay Street, a young man seemingly got out of a car and slapped a young woman down in the street. People stood around. We were on the main road and the assault occurred on the coastal road. He seemed assured in his ab

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DR IAN BETHEL BENNET: Gender inequality: 'A serious form of violence'

WE TALK about making the Bahamas a safe and pleasant destination for tourists to come and enjoy. We must also focus on what we need to live here. We cannot live in the plasticity of a destination. Yet, we think only about tourism. The government seems to only focus on this, too.

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Sexual violence

WHEN Reverend Hall spoke out against homophobia, people were shocked.

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Is the Bahamas becoming increasingly unequal?

IN a recent “Insight” column, Ms Alison Lowe took on the question of inequality in The Bahamas.

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Shells will not protect us

AS shell companies pop up to liberate us from all forms of sin, to protect us from evil and to grant us peace in our day, the sad fact is that inequality may not be growing according to the latest studies in terms of the spread widening between the rich and poor, but in reality we are all poorer.

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Inequality as violence

AS THE scourge of domestic violence spreads and invades our everyday lives, we are not surprised by the new victims, nor are we surprised by the perpetrators.

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TIME TO RIGHT THE WRONGS: Constitutional Referendum supplement

Heartbreaking stories of families broken by past inequality and victimisation.

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Violence and inequality: Is there any hope for Bahamian women’s legal equality?

The violence of the last few days has really made a statement about where the country is. It has also shown the intention of many to continue down this road of serious crime and wanton violence and killing.

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The quiet death of a vociferous literary heavyweight

The world of letters lost another of its important figures recently. British writer Doris Lessing died at a great age on November 17, 2013.

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Tax justice and what it would mean for the Bahamian economy

IN July, the Observer newspaper in Britain published an exhaustive study by the Tax Justice Network asserting that at least $21 trillion of unreported private financial wealth was hidden in secret tax havens by the global super-rich elite at the end of 2010 – a sum equal to the combined size of the American and Japanese economies.

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TOUGH CALL: Tax justice and what it would mean for the Bahamian economy

IN July, the Observer newspaper in Britain published an exhaustive study by the Tax Justice Network asserting that at least $21 trillion of unreported private financial wealth was hidden in secret tax havens by the global super-rich elite at the end of 2010 – a sum equal to the combined size of the American and Japanese economies.

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IAN BETHEL: Hard love is killing Bahamian women

In Mexico everyday a number of women disappear and many of them are found dead. During a session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) at the United Nations, which I attended, all of these issues were discussed.

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Chamber chief urges income inequity focus

The Chamber of Commerce’s chief executive yesterday said that despite the “encouraging” 1.2 percentage point decline in the national jobless rate, income inequality and unemployment among men must be addressed.​Jeffrey Beckles told Tribune Business:

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'We must fight inequality'

By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter aturnquest@tribunemedia.net FORMER cabinet minister and speaker and of the House of Assembly Janet Bostwick challenged Bahamian women to fight against the "shameful" gender inequalities that still exist today. Spea

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'We must fight inequality'

By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter aturnquest@tribunemedia.net FORMER cabinet minister and speaker and of the House of Assembly Janet Bostwick challenged Bahamian women to fight against the "shameful" gender inequalities that still exist today. Spea

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Bahamas ranks 60th on UN preparedness list

THE Bahamas ranks 60th in the world in preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the United Nations Development Programme. The UNDP has explored countries’ readiness in terms of overall human development, inequality, doctors per 10,000 pe

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Violence is greater than one woman being hit by one man

VIOLENCE depends on so many things to thrive.

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