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A good people’s response to a hard hurricane
There is a lot of goodwill out there to help our people in the aftermath of the passage of Hurricane Matthew. Both at home and abroad, kindhearted folks want to put their hands to the plow to make things better here. It’s an awesome confirmation of...
Statement on Hurricane Matthew
My fellow Bahamians and residents, Having just suffered the most severe hurricane to have affected The Bahamas in many years, I am sure that, all would agree that above all, we owe a deep sense of gratitude to Almighty God, through whose power alone...
Hurricane Matthew: On the other side of the storm
As the nation emerges from what is arguably the worst natural disaster to affect the entire Bahamas in modern times, the hymn written by Isaac Watts, “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”, comes to mind. The opening stanza of this popular hymn of the ...
Grand Bahama Health: Emerging trends in medicine
Recently I brought remarks to the Bahamas Dental and Medical Association opening ceremony of its annual education conference. What follows is the essence of what I had to say to the group. Over the course of my life, as is true for so many people I ...
The calm before the storm
This week, the nation and indeed other parts of the Caribbean, including Jamaica, Cuba and Haiti, brace up, as we all prepare, for what is shaping up to be a dangerous and potentially catastrophic storm of the 2016 hurricane season for the region. Th...
Benedictine bridges, pt. 3
“Education is all a matter of building bridges.”– Ralph Ellison Two weeks ago, in part one of this series, we recounted the immensely impactful influence of the Benedictines from Saint John’s University (SJU) in Collegeville, Minneso...
The Caribbean: Towards sustainable U.N. development goals?
The universal high purpose of the seventy-first United Nations General Assembly is momentum on the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and achieving progress on all 17 goals,” declares elected president of the UNGA Peter Thompson. Questionably,...
Forward thinking required on foreign policy
A few days ago U.S. President Barack Obama gave what in effect was a farewell address to the United Nations General Assembly. It was personal, heartfelt and frank. It spelt out the challenges that liberal democracies, including those in the Caribbean...
The prospects for the FNM
A recent Public Domain poll provided bad news for the PLP and the FNM. It demonstrated how low the PLP has sunk and how unpopular Prime Minister Perry Christie is. Most Bahamians are fed up with the government and believe the country is on the wrong ...
The five types of political candidates in The Bahamas
For a while now some people have been up and down constituencies seeking their party’s nomination in the upcoming general election. They have been ingratiating themselves to so-called “generals”, whose motto ever is “out with the old, in with...
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