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Editorial

 
Foreign policy must be strategic
The United States is having a national discussion on race. The release of videos showing the fatal shooting of one black man by police and the aftermath of another caused unrest. This was followed by a young black man, a former soldier, shooting and ...
 
 
A woman takes over
Theresa May takes over today as prime minister of the United Kingdom. She succeeds David Cameron who resigned after the citizens of the UK voted to leave the European Union in a close vote – 52 percent to 48 percent on June 23. Cameron led the camp...
 
 
Money and Bahamian elections
Though a general election could be called any time, our next vote is expected in 2017. We have been independent since 1973. From then to now, as a country and people, we have not put in place a legislative regime to govern how politics and elections ...
 
 
Improving our education system
Two of the indispensable ingredients necessary for a child’s successful education are a home life conducive to learning and good teaching in school. Improving the quality of family life is a rather complex matter, admitting no easy or short-term so...
 
 
Dangerous situation at the landfill
Biohazardous waste should not be haphazardly discarded. Infectious materials, blood and needles should not just be put in a bag that ends up with all the other garbage in trucks and then at the landfill. The improper disposal of such waste could caus...
 
 
Exercise your democratic power
Interesting debates always emerge when the question is posed as to whether or not citizens living in democracies should feel obligated to vote. Most democracies were fought for. People who campaigned for freedom, self-governance and civil rights wer...
 
 
More focus needed on pedestrian safety
Being a pedestrian in New Providence is not easy. Many lose their lives each year navigating our streets. The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) keeps a watchful eye on tourists and local pedestrians downtown, but elsewhere Bahamians are largely left...
 
 
Will there be a different result?
In November 2014, Dr. Hubert Minnis defeated Loretta Butler-Turner by a large margin, 298 votes to 106 votes, to retain the leadership of the Free National Movement (FNM). Butler-Turner is opposing him again – for good reason. Minnis has had a tou...
 
 
Opposition leaders must evolve their thinking on capital punishment
Bahamians are concerned with the crime problem we’ve faced the past decade – a problem particularly situated in New Providence. There were 146 murders last year – a record and a very high figure for such a small place. It is unclear if we will ...
 
 
Intellectually curious and creative
In a parliamentary democracy such as ours, the quality of the respective teams of candidates chosen by major political parties to contest general elections is crucial. From among these candidates new governments are formed, including a Cabinet with ...
 
 
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