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A better way to protect the world from the next pandemic
The growing concern over the Zika virus highlights a frightening reality. The world remains ill-prepared for a fast-moving virus. Over the past decade, Ebola, avian flu, swine flu and other pandemics have shown how vulnerable the world can be when ma...
 
 
There can be no real change without challenge
Change is inevitable. Change is constant”. This quote, which is attributed to Benjamin Disraeli, the first Earl of Beaconsfield and former British prime minister, is often separated into two quotes to highlight the certainty and continuous nature o...
 
 
The long and winding bridge… to the future
“What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.” – Friedrich Nietzsche   Last week Prime Minister Perry Christie announced that he will lead the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) into the next election for two reasons: because...
 
 
The view from Europe: Millennials turning away from cruises and casinos
Although the definition is quite loose, the expression millennial is usually used to mean those who were born between 1980 and the mid-2000s. In many parts of the Western Hemisphere this group now proportionately makes up the largest generation, acc...
 
 
U.S. Congress reconsiders strategic importance of partnership with the Caribbean
On July 14, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere held a hearing on the “Strategic Importance of Building a Stronger U.S.-Caribbean Partnership”. On June 13, 2016, the House of...
 
 
While country sinks, delusional emperor Christie fiddles
Tens of thousands of Bahamians are suffering because of a lack of jobs, adequate healthcare and hope. Thousands are without electricity. Many are struggling to buy food. The residents of New Providence are terrified about crime. Throughout New Provi...
 
 
What’s wrong with our economy?
I was speaking to a business associate in The Bahamas the other day. In exasperation the associate said, “I am in the same business I have been in for years but things seem like such a grind all of a sudden. What is happening?” I asked the pers...
 
 
Why things must and will change
The impediments to the changes that many within our nation seek so desperately were explored last week in the first part of this two part series. This piece moves past the obstacles that threaten to hold back a nation at a crossroads in its history a...
 
 
The foreign affairs advisory
“The first duty of any government is to protect its citizens from harm, at home and abroad – no matter who they are, or where they are.”– Graham Peebles   In the wake of successive shootings of African-American males by police officers...
 
 
CARICOM must not retreat
The heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in Guyana July 4-6, 2016 for their 37th regular conference. This meeting was held in the wake of growing uncertainty given the implications of the June 23 “Brexit” vote, as well as ...
 
 
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