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The Bahamas : 1973-2013
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Preserving our physical heritage
The Bahamas is quickly approaching its 40th anniversary of independence. Though independent from Britain for 40 years, the history of The Bahamas and the Bahamian people hardly started in 1973. Insufficient effort by successive governments to prese...
Building the country’s future
As we embark on the start of 2013, our 40th year of independence, we must celebrate our stable democracy and march on to build our future. We are a passionate and proud country; a country of superior athletes, fine artists and intellectuals. But we...
Overshadowing the FNM leader
When a political party loses a general election and falls from government to opposition it is a devastating blow to the organization and the men and women involved. The Free National Movement (FNM) was in such a place in 2012. What made the situati...
Investing in human capital
Most Bahamians agree that our public education system is in dire need of a complete overhaul. Dismal graduation rates coupled with poor test performances are troubling indicators for the quality of our future young professionals – white or blue co...
A growing anxiety
Grim news of armed robberies and murders is unrelenting in our country. Widely-publicized attacks on foreign nationals in The Bahamas have contributed to a growing sense of apprehension in the expatriate community. The Bahamas can no long...
Our leaders should respect Bahamian culture
Dear Editor, Over the past week I have started to put pen to paper several times, only to be overwhelmed by another mindboggling piece of news. However, after reading the recent editorial in The Nassau Guardian I decided it was time. I was fi...
The speaker misses the moment
Many were shocked yesterday to hear the news coming from the House of Assembly. Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner reared back and slapped Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins in the House. In our modern history, violence has not been a regula...
Securing environmental health
The recent New Providence landfill fire due to poor management of the area harmed the health of nearby residents. The prevalence of spills, leaks, fires or other incidents across the archipelago warrant immediate attention by government to impl...
The young and unemployed
On May 7, 2012, many young Bahamians exercised their right to vote in an election for the first time. But it is this generation lured by promises of a better Bahamas that continues to suffer the consequences of continually failing government po...
Vagrancy in Nassau
In recent weeks a video showing an elderly Bahamian woman shouting obscenities at tourists has circulated online. Watching the video is troubling. The woman uses profane and vulgar language at the top of her voice towards people who do no...
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