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WORLD VIEW – Fortifying international law: safeguarding global stability

IN today’s complex global landscape, peace and prosperity face significant threats due to a blatant disregard for international law and the meticulously constructed human rights framework established since the aftermath of World War II. This disregard poses a grave threat to the stability of nations worldwide.

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INSIGHT: Should the govt be ‘about hiding the truth’, Mr Davis?

THE missteps by the administration of Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis in response to the international travel advisories have been staggering – so much so that we have now had a new round of reporting internationally, this time highlighting how Mr Davis wants to hide murders from the front page of our country’s newspapers.

INSIGHT: Causes of crime not new, but deepening – what now?

“Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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INSIGHT: Torn apart by gangs, Haiti still waits for action as it teeters on edge of being a failed state

IN theory, Bahamian troops should be on the ground in Haiti by now.

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INSIGHT: It’s time govt shows they are truly serious

IT is hard to get away from the topic of crime with the way this year has started.

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WORLD VIEW – Red Sea crisis: Houthi attacks raising prices worldwide

UP until a few weeks ago, the Red Sea and Yemen held little significance for the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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INSIGHT: Is murder a serious issue, or is it not?

IS it just me or is there some serious crosstalk going on over crime?

INSIGHT – Bahamas travel advisory: Zero violent crimes against visitors in 2024

AS we have learned over the many years, the US State Department is required by law to report on anything that may affect Americans travelling to other countries.

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WORLD VIEW: From Crisis to Democracy: OAS Shines in Guatemala’s Political Transition

THE Organization of American States (OAS) demonstrated its continuing relevance and importance to member states by playing a constructive role in ensuring the transition of government in Guatemala, despite numerous attempts to disrupt the process.

INSIGHT: What do calls for the death penalty really say about us?

THE continuing nonsense talk about the death sentence continues – despite there being little likelihood of it ever being carried out, and not a stitch of evidence being presented to suggest that it will serve as a deterrent to further crime.

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WORLD VIEW: Action on criminal gangs and firearms is urgent

ECUADOR, once celebrated for its tranquillity, now finds itself at the epicentre of a distressing surge in gang violence, its streets marred by the ominous shadow of armed groups fuelled by the trafficking of illicit drugs.

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INSIGHT: Davis distorting history – FNM contributed to country’s growth

THE address delivered by Prime Minister Philip Davis to the Lyford Cay Club on November 25, 2023, was disgraceful and filled with historical distortions. It is unsurprising that it was difficult for the media to obtain a copy of the speech from the Davis administration.

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INSIGHT: Time for blame has passed, action needed

PEOPLE are often quick to take credit, but quicker still to shift blame elsewhere. Take our recent crime spike, for example.

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WORLD VIEW: Smallness and separateness is not an effective strategy

AS we stand at the threshold of 2024, gazing upon the dawn of a new year with uncertainty, the time has come for a profound reflection on the trajectory of the 15 Caribbean nations constituting the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

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INSIGHT: The question of accountability

HAPPY New Year, readers. The ways in which the Christmas holidays fell means it’s been some weeks since my last column – and there certainly has been a lot that has gone on since then.