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IAN FERGUSON: Businesses perform better without egos

Some people think managing through ego, or forcing on others their self-important management style, makes them a leader. Sadly, this autocratic or authoritarian style is used ineffectively by so many leaders in our current corporate climate.

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The King of Swaziland & the Bahamian Pastor

I was dismayed by a documentary on what felt like self-glorification, featuring a local pastor who recently travelled to the Kingdom of Swaziland where he was feted in royal style and hosted by that country’s political elite.

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Mexican official flies with $1.9m in luggage

By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and MIGUEL ANGEL HERNANDEZ CASTILLO Associated Press VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) -- A Mexican state official was detained as he got off a government-owned plane with $1.9 million crammed into a briefcase and a backpack, prosecutors anno

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COB students 'alarmed' by subsidy cut

THE College of the Bahamas Union of Students said it is alarmed by the government’s decision to cut subsidies to the college by as much as 45 per cent over the next five years.

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Who is trying to intimidate The Punch?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

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Calderon: Race to replace me still open

By E EDUARDO CASTILLO and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon has begun speaking out about the race to replace him, a potentially controversial move in a country where sitting presidents are barred

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Madman across the room

EDITOR, The Tribune.

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CHAMBER VOICE: Don’t be dictated to by workplace culture

As you move from one company to another, there are some noticeable differences between organisations that are very formal versus those which are more casual and relaxed.

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Breaking cycle of mediocrity

By Ian Ferguson Bahamian businesses all agree that our school system has failed over time to produce the quality of students required to meet the needs of industry. They further agree on the fact that it becomes quite expensive to hire and provide subseq

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EDITORIAL: Trump’s daily diet of six outright lies

PERHAPS the biggest casualty of the Donald Trump presidency in the United States has been the truth. Trump lies all the time, without appearing to hesitate first. There is no evidence Trump possesses any internal governor that would regulate his mendacious behaviour.

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EDITORIAL: Communism - a wretched and worthless fantasy

The Russian Revolution of 1917 is widely considered by historians to be one of the most important political events of the 20th century.

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Minnis’ major blunders

Since his election as FNM Leader last year, Dr Hubert Minnis, over the course of 2015, has further destroyed his credibility and harmed the good name, identity and credibility of the FNM. After over three years as Leader he has demonstrated little capacity to improve and seems averse to taking good advice.

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Fix Ya Face

THE D’Aguilar Art Foundation’s most recent exhibition features the work of contemporary Bahamian and international artists focusing on the portrayal of the face.

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EDITORIAL: Another log thrown on to the Middle East fire

Early this month, a 59-year-old Saudi Arabian journalist walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, presumably to pick up documentary evidence of the dissolution of his previous marriage. Jamal Khashoggi was planning to marry again and friends said the normally sombre Khashoggi was uncharacteristically ebullient.

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EDITORIAL: A bumbling buffoon but could Trump win again?

HISTORIANS will certainly have their hands full with the legacy of Donald Trump. Just when it seems he cannot do anything more outlandish, selfish or just plain stupid, he surpasses himself. His performance in meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland last week almost seemed to be an attempt to exceed his own previously well-documented witlessness. It must be admitted that if that was his intent, he was successful.

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EDITORIAL: Trying to understand Trump’s popularity

IN 1962, the movie, The Manchurian Candidate, spurred fears that far outlasted its popularity and gave rise to a remake in 2004 starring Denzel Washington. The title character in the original version was played by Laurence Harvey, and through hypnosis and other means his mother (Angela Lansbury) and other sinister characters manipulate him to favour the interests of an unfriendly foreign power.

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EDITORIAL: Why powers must be separated

TO many foreign observers, the ugly spectacle of the current US Senate nomination hearings for the Supreme Court being shamelessly politicised yet again makes a mockery of America’s democracy.

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Island Luck CEO hits out at Rupert Roberts

ISLAND Luck CEO Sebas Bastian took to social media on Monday to blast Super Value owner Rupert Roberts over his recent claim that web shop gaming was eating into the supermarket chain’s revenues.

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Tax delinquents warned to brace for ‘shock treatment’

Major tax defaulters were yesterday warned to brace for “shock treatment” from the Government’s recently-unveiled tax crackdown, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce’s (BCCEC) chairman giving his “strong support” to the initiative.

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WORLD VIEW – Maintaining independence: the imperative of diplomacy

EXCEPT at time of crisis, many countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) credit their foreign ministries and their embassies or high commissions abroad with little value.

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