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FRONT PORCH: Masking grand failures: A structural crisis in tourism

A visitor surveying the grand resorts, all-inclusives and boutique properties on Nassau/Paradise Island, the tourism properties on the Family Islands, and the flashy world-class cruise ships in Nassau Harbour, will be impressed by much of the tourism product and infrastructure in The Bahamas.

ALICIA WALLACE: What happened to the expectation of good service?

A consistent complaint by Bahamians in The Bahamas is about the low quality of customer service.

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Nature in crisis: Rethinking development pathways

AS highlighted at the recent 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS- 4) it is clear that planet earth’s ecosystems are in an accelerating state of flux, and that a course correction is urgently needed if countries are to maintain and sustain their hard-won development gains in coming decades.

FACE TO FACE: Captain Fernley Palmer - transforming young lives

CAPTAIN Fernley Palmer is one of the most outstanding public figures in The Bahamas, known for transforming the lives of countless young men into outstanding citizens.

The Cygnet sunk by an Italian sub

The steamer Cygnet was sunk by the Italian submarine Enrico Tazzoli in sight of San Sal- vador early in World War II, when Bahamians were not expecting attacks

Where do new ideas come from?

INSPIRATION for the column – how new ideas are born – came from a chance sighting of a man photographing his wife with an umbrella that could revolutionise the humble umbrella.

Big data analytics: Driving informed business decision-making

In today’s fast-paced, digitally-driven world, businesses are inundated with an overwhelming amount of data.

STATESIDE: Remembering sports greats of the western US

Maybe the greatest sports stars of the American West have passed in the past ten days. Willie Mays, possibly the most multi-talented baseball player in history and talisman of the San Francisco Giants, died on Tuesday. And last week the great NBA “logo,” Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers passed away.

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FRONT PORCH: Judith Thompson's journey of faith, hope and tenacity

FOLLOWING the attainment of majority rule and on the cusp of independence, The Bahamas required a revolution in education at every level. For generations, an unequal society failed to provide educational opportunity for the majority of the population.

‘Time for talkin’ done’ on boosting SIDS resilience

AT LAST week’s African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) conference held in Nassau, Prime Minister Philip Davis KC called for the use of a multidimensional vulnerability index (MVI) as a tool to assess the challenges endemic to Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

DR KENT BAZARD: The Psychological Impact of Sports Injuries and Recovery: Building Resilience

IN the world of sports, injuries are an inevitable part of the journey. The physical toll is evident, but the psychological impact often remains in the shadows, unspoken yet profoundly felt.

STATESIDE: Democrats disrespect of MAGA demographic key to their support of Trump

THE political director was arriving at a big regional conference, surrounded by several party associates.

FRONT PORCH: The folly of electoral predictions

Psephology is “the statistical study of elections and trends in voting”.

We agreed to protect women - why don’t we?

THE Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women, also known as the Belém do Pará Convention was adopted on June 9, 1994.

WORLD VIEW: Small states in the global arena - navigating survival and sovereignty

In the international arena, small states consistently grapple with existential threats.