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Op-Ed

 
Downgrading The Bahamas, pt. 1
“Regardless of what our national credit rating is, people will always want a roof over their heads, food on their tables, fuel for their cars and clothes on their backs.”– Robert Kiyosaki   In December 2016, Standard & Poor’s Globa...
 
 
Taking charge and navigating our lives
Many of us live a life of cramped existence. We allow our environment to determine our thoughts and destiny, and so become caged in our circumstances. We won’t permit ourselves to transcend what surrounds us, even though evidence exists concerning ...
 
 
Leadership for new and changing times
We find ourselves at a very important time in our nation’s history. There is an abundance of crime, corporate corruption, political confusion, economic stagnation, globalization and also a new generation that is not being afforded the necessary opp...
 
 
Elections are not won by chance
“Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom.” – Marcus Garvey &n...
 
 
Sherlyn Hall’s titillation and incompetence
The incompetence and bumbling failure of Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall to get the gender equality referendum tallies out in an efficient and timely manner was bad enough. One journalist spoke of the mass chaos at the Parliamentary Registrat...
 
 
Time to be fish or fowl
Dr. Hubert Minnis, leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), effectively ousted the so-called “Rebel Seven” from the FNM, and they effectively left the party. Now each must be what he or she must be. No matter what anyone says, the FNM is not ...
 
 
Majority Rule: Fifty years later
“In a democracy, the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.” – Aristotle   Fifty years ago tomorrow, a new era was ushered into Bahamian history. For the first ti...
 
 
Shedding the scales of the revolution
The events that led to the formation of the first black majority government remain a celebrated moment in modern Bahamian history. Many trace its genesis to the Burma Road Riot, the organizing efforts of the taxi union, the brave and determined suff...
 
 
The Caribbean must help erase and correct the colossal Columbus lie
As they’ve always done for as long as all alive can remember, Saint Lucians on December 13 celebrated a dubious “National Day” holiday on a date with no place in the island’s history. For centuries, December 13 was celebrated here as “Disc...
 
 
A moment for careful reflection
Few people understand how great the daily pressures are on a prime minister or president. Instead they mostly observe the public persona, see their leaders in the context of tribal politics and are variously entertained or exercised by the media cove...
 
 
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