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FRONT PORCH – Joe Biden: repairer of the breach

At 78, with his wizened face and white mane grown long at the back, President Joe Biden somewhat resembles Sir Ian McKellen’s Gandalf from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Like the JRR Tolkien wizard, in countenance and character, Biden is the archetype of the wise man.

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Media portray of women sees them as ‘always ready for sex’

THE CHANGING media environment has created a proliferation of sexually suggestive representations of Bahamian women, according to College of the Bahamas researcher Dr Juliette Storr.

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INSIGHT - Grace Mugabe: An alternative view

Contrary to popular assertions, Grace Mugabe was not the undoing of her husband, Robert. He was his own undoing.

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How soon is 'soon as possible'?

IN 1986, former Jamaican senator and Gleaner editor Hector Wynter said that cultural dominance should never deny press freedom. Three decades later, public dissatisfaction with the role that the media plays is still directly correlated to the level of access to information.

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INSIGHT: The God’s honest truth

One month shy of the current administration wrapping up its first year in government and thus far, there have been few surprises. Many of his critics saw Dr Minnis as ineffective in his capacity as Opposition Leader, both inside his party and the public sphere. Somehow though, he was able to scrape by, barely maintaining control of a party that was miraculously able to galvanise itself at the eleventh hour and win an election that was theirs to lose.

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The power to change

We have seen a great deal of violence lately, as well as a large amount of typecasting. We hear about violence and then we hear how much young, black men love violence and how their characters are formed to be violent. This discourse is deeply histor

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Going on ‘Instinct’

THE STRENGTH and diversity of female fine artists in the Bahamas will be celebrated during the “Instinct” art show expected to open in two weeks time.

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INSIGHT: A People Far from God

THIS past week, the nation was overcome with widespread fear and anxiety of the potentially catastrophic landfall of Hurricane Irma. As we watched forecasts showing the storm increase in power in the days leading up to its first impact on the Leeward Islands, and the destruction it left in its wake afterwards on its way to Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Haiti, we prayed for a miracle to happen.

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On the Virtues of Strong Island Rope: Toward A Truly Bahamian Climate Change Policy

AS Bahamians debate, in a disappointing but not-so-unexpected xenophobic fashion, the virtue of inviting those who have suffered tremendous loss during the string of hurricanes that ravaged our Caribbean neighbours, I would like us to pause and think

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Tough call: The Flora of the Bahamas

A GROUP of top scientists descended on the College of the Bahamas last week for a symposium to commemorate the 30th anniversary of a monumental book on the Bahamas. However, it’s a safe bet that most Bahamians have never even heard of that book, much less scanned its pages.

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FACE TO FACE: Life reset under the Bahamian sun

April 30, 2017 will always be one of the most memorable dates in my life.

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PETER YOUNG: How free is our speech?

IN the context of ‘wokeness’, which I wrote about in a recent column, there were two interesting developments in Britain last week. One was a speech by a Cabinet minister about the Conservative values of equality and individual responsibility while the other was a report by a leading think tank about the importance of free speech in universities. These are significant issues in modern society that can affect many people – even indirectly – so they are, perhaps, worth examining further.