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Christian love and social justice vs. Christian triumphalism
A friend tells of a harrowing story of love and loss. Some decades ago, a friend of his, an African-American gay man, then in his late 40s, who lived in the U.S., recalled the worst and most heartrending day of his life. His beloved male partner of ...
Minnis is no chump!
Dr. Hubert Minnis has many deficits as a political leader, but he is no chump. His deficits have landed him in the struggle that he now has but no one should take him for light. Minnis does his work on the ground and largely that is where political v...
BPL and the power cuts
Summer is officially here and our children are now on the long summer break. Plans are underway by many parents to enroll our children in summer camps and make arrangement for our vacation or staycation. Some of us are bracing ourselves for the expec...
For an urgent national turnaround
Last year was the deadliest in the history of our beautiful island nation, with 148 homicides. Unemployment, which the government argues peaked between 2007 and 2012, has reached new heights. Sixteen percent of our citizens cannot find work. Worst o...
Referendum results: what happened, pt. 2
“...The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.” – Edward Kennedy Last week, we reviewed some of the reasons for the referendum vote on the four amendment bills that would enshrine gender e...
Venezuela: A perfect storm of disaster that shouldn’t have happened
Keen observers saw it coming. Intelligence projected it would happen and others were in denial. It doesn’t matter now. The odds are perhaps the perfect storm of disaster was allowed to happen for copious reasons. Beyond the conceived theories, I ...
Payment of a black debt: Making a new case for Caribbean reparations
On the other side of the colonial divide lies a renewed awareness. It is a redefined reality that signals the bitterness of past atrocities of European colonizers against Caribbean people of African descent and their ancestors. Its depths of cultural...
Dictatorial Minnis and allies reminiscent of a dark past
“It is difficult to admit our mistakes but it may be equally disastrous to brave it out and not come face to face with them.”– Sir Cecil Wallace Whitfield The great nationalist and former Governor General Arthur Hanna enthused on sever...
We need good, sound ideas to advance our nation
Tennyson Wells’ response to my article of June 1, 2016 entitled “With the Greatest Respect to Tennyson Wells”, and apparently the op-eds of others, is symptomatic of the mediocrity that pervades political discourse in our country. Too often, ra...
The long road to equality
The second constitutional referendum in a post-independent Bahamas has now come and gone. Just as the Bahamian people rejected proposed amendments to our constitution aimed at bringing about equal treatment of men and women under our supreme law in 2...
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