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What does Haiti want?
I wrote an opinion piece two weeks ago inquiring what does the Dominican Republic want? This week my esteemed colleague columnist David Jessop in his weekly column The View from Europe shows the writing on the wall. His article continues the convers...
 
 
The view from Europe: alternative routes to energy security
A little over a week ago, Caribbean and Central American leaders met in Washington to discuss an extensive program intended to diversify energy sources in the countries of the Caribbean Basin. Although not specifically aimed at lessening the region...
 
 
They’ll know we are Christians by our hatred
There is a well-known Christian hymn entitled “They’ll Know We are Christians by Our Love”, often vigorously sung by Bahamian Christians. The song celebrates the ideal of love of neighbor and Christian unity, with the refrain: “And they’ll...
 
 
A reasoned response to Archbishop Drexel Gomez
On May 12, 2016, retired Archbishop Drexel Gomez issued a statement on the four constitution amendment bills and strongly recommended that voters cast a yes vote for each one. In addition, Gomez stated that the pastors who have raised same-sex marria...
 
 
Charles Dickens and the Bahamian times
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring...
 
 
Thuggery and national development: No sissy allowed
As times change, people get frightened and provoke fear in others. When the slave master saw a threat of change he reacted violently by beating it down, so he survived to rule another day. No one ever wants to surrender dominance: it be- comes a drug...
 
 
Why we should vote yes at the referendum
The Parliament of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, by a super-majority vote, approved a bill to make four amendments to the constitution of The Bahamas, the supreme legal authority of The country. The Bahamian electorate is required by the constituti...
 
 
Junkanoo Carnival: Mass confusion and missed opportunities
The Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was conceived in and continues to be mired in confusion. When Prime Minister Perry Christie first giddily announced the idea with his usual bombast and fanfare, it was evident that he had little in the way of a comprehe...
 
 
A damning report on the Road Traffic Department
The report of the auditor general on the Road Traffic Department has revealed a culture of slackness and likely corruption at the state agency. The general audit covers the period July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015. The report revealed that a minimum of ...
 
 
Why Bahamians should vote yes in the referendum
It is never too late to do the right thing. And so for my part I apologize for the failed effort in 2002. I honestly believe that the right course of action for all Bahamians is to support the four bills in the upcoming constitutional referendum on ...
 
 
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