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Has Caribbean politics ever been about the people?
Is democracy in the Caribbean a myth? Are elections a smoke-screen blurring the mythical underpinnings of democracy? Have Caribbean people really ever had a say in governance, apart from voting at every election then things return to business as usua...
Action needed to guide U.S. regional priorities
On December 13, the U.S. Congress sent to President Obama The United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016 for signature into law. This extraordinarily important development comes just as a new U.S. administration is about to take office...
Cable Bahamas’ failed revolution and other poor service
The gap between the hype and promise of Cable Bahamas’ “Join the Revolution” marketing campaign, and the quality of service by the company, is as wide as the Tongue of the Ocean is deep. The often poor service of the cable television and Inter...
Rebellion against the Rebel Seven
Make no mistake about it, there are many people, particularly FNM supporters, who do not like what the so-called “Rebel Seven” did in ousting Dr. Hubert Minnis as leader of the Official Opposition. What is more, there are many more in the general...
Education and inequality
The debate continues as to whether education fosters inequality, or is it the force guaranteeing equality. Some observers feel that education by its very nature promotes inequality, which in turn is reproduced in society. The fact that the structure...
China – a tourism opportunity for the Caribbean?
At the end of last month, China published a detailed 16-page document, “China’s Policy Paper on Latin America and the Caribbean”, which sets out a new approach to relations between the Americas and the world’s second largest economy. The doc...
Political earthquake and aftershocks
Last week’s political earthquake is reverberating still with aftershocks and fallout throughout the country. The move to remove former Leader of the Opposition Dr. Hubert Minnis and replace him with Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner was done wi...
‘Of all my mother’s children’
The ouster of Dr. Hubert Minnis as leader of the opposition was newsworthy, but hardly surprising. You see, all men and women are ambitious, and of all their parents’ children, they love themselves the most. This is nature; hell, perhaps even nurtu...
The tragedy of the commoners
• First publushed June 14, 2012. The terminology “commoners” is often construed to refer to a wide ranging social division of regular people who are members of neither the perceived noble or religious classes. It is no news, therefore,...
The winds of change, pt. 2
“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” – Joel A. Barker Last week, we began this series by observing that all around us governments are being turn...
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