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The race is on
“Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.” – Franklin Pierce Adams Today is the last day for citizens of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to register to vote in the upcomin...
 
 
Tales from South Caicos
South Caicos is an admired and cherished island. It is often referred to as ‘the Fishing Capital’ of the Turks and Caicos Islands. And it is now growing into a formidable competitor in the hospitality industry. The island has produced many promin...
 
 
If my vote truly counted
What if you knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that your vote could determine the outcome of the next election? How might this change the way you approach voting? I do not mean that your vote will count in some abstract, “every vote counts” way. I...
 
 
How might the Caribbean respond to Brexit?
On March 29, after 40 years of membership, the British government formally gave notice that it will leave the European Union (EU) in 2019. In a carefully worded, conciliatory letter, the British Prime Minister, Teresa May, told the President of the ...
 
 
Where did the VAT money go?
“I have every right to know how my taxes are spent, how every single penny of it is spent. I have the right to know that.” – Jesse Ventura   For the greater part of the last century, The Bahamas was referred to as a tax haven. That is be...
 
 
Nothing could be further from the truth in blaming the colonial mindset
According to Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Justice Adrian Saunders, in a recent lecture in St. Kitts, a "colonial mindset" is to blame for the reluctance on the part of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments to embrace the court as the final co...
 
 
Vision politics
Many political leaders think that the use of the term vision suggests a path well deliberated, and once achievement measures are attached, all will be well. There is no real thought as to whether vision clarity is achieved, or the possible hidden zig...
 
 
Christie and the PLP’s Baha Mar debacle and revisionary history
“14 March 2017 – Despite announcements of an opening date in April, the [Baha Mar] resort is still not taking reservations as of mid-March.”– www.hotelnews.com   Baha Mar will not open in April. Any so-called opening will be a public r...
 
 
I am no Bahamian dystopian believer
There are people who believe or imagine that The Bahamas today is a place in which everything, or almost everything, is bad, ruined or unpleasant. I am not one of them, not by a long shot. Yes, there are some things, perhaps too many things, to feel...
 
 
The changing face of Caribbean rum
In a few weeks’ time, the European Union’s (EU) long running programme to support the development of the Caribbean rum industry will come to an end. It has been one of the most successful private sector related undertakings ever to be supported ...
 
 
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