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With the greatest respect to Tennyson Wells
I served with Tennyson Wells in Cabinet and in the House of Assembly. Personally, I like him and think that he means well for the country. But everyone who means well doesn’t know what well means; no pun intended. Tennyson is delusional if he beli...
A national crisis of confidence and trust?
Recent events that have made national news have brought an issue that it is obvious to the commoners, but avoided by the political directorate, to the forefront. One will argue that it is a deliberate avoidance of knowledge of the obvious; however, i...
Arguments advanced by the no vote
“But let justice roll on like a river,righteousness like a never-failing stream!”– Amos 5:24 As we approach the June 7 gender equality referendum, the talk of the town has taken on a new dimension. If we listen to the radio shows, we a...
Gender equality and the constitutional amendment bills
• This commentary is adapted from a speech given by attorney Michael Scott at a panel discussion on May 24 at Eugene Dupuch Law School on the constitutional referendum bills. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this panel discussio...
Negotiation and consultation right way forward to resolve South China Sea Issue
The international community has become increasingly concerned about the South China Sea dispute, in particular the South China Sea arbitration initiated by the Republic of the Philippines, under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UN...
Minnis’ disloyalty and destruction of the FNM
Dr. Hubert Minnis has been incompetent, intellectually sterile and disastrous as leader of the Free National Movement. In significant ways he is dangerous for the party because he has little to no ethical compass as a leader. But he is dangerously ef...
That silently loud no campaign
The loudest no campaign is not being run by the pastors in the press, but by a large silent mass of Bahamians who will surely have something to say on June 7. The yes campaign has some notable, educated and articulate spokespeople. It also has a lot ...
Call for effective national system of local government, pt. 2
A cursory review of the Commonwealth’s best practice in the area of local government reveals that The Bahamas is out of step with its sister Commonwealth countries in not providing constitutional protection for local government, failing to vest rev...
All eyes on the Bahamian Parliament
The drama that defined the mid-year budget debate is still fresh in the minds of many, and the invaluable lessons learned from that debacle will hopefully not be forgotten in a hurry. The Bahamian people are hopeful that the shenanigans and demagogue...
Call for effective national system of local government, pt. 1
Although both major political parties have pledged to put public power in the hands of Bahamian communities, through local government, about 70 percent of the Bahamian population living in New Providence have no organized structure or resources, apar...
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