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Responding to the coming trade disorder
A few days ago, an astute observer of the U.S. political scene told me: “Watch what the new administration and Congress does, not what the president tweets. That is the secret of understanding future U.S. policy.” If this is correct, the Caribbe...
 
 
‘All Things Considered’
Nearly 10 years ago, I began to write a column in The Nassau Guardian almost by accident. Inspired by events going on all around us, I felt compelled to share my thoughts on The Bahamas and the direction it was going in letters to the editors of the ...
 
 
Crime and the at-risk Caribbean child
The rise in crime in St. Kitts and Nevis is not an unexpected phenomenon. As a matter of fact, it was expected. The Caribbean region is undergoing a massive challenge in the way law enforcement combats crime. An even bigger challenge is that the once...
 
 
Labor market: The key to women’s equality in the Caribbean and Latin America
Latin America and the Caribbean is the only region in the world where, for the last four decades and without interruption, states have met to debate and commit politically to eradicating gender discrimination and inequality, and moving toward guarant...
 
 
The vainglorious and self-absorbed Branville McCartney
DNA Leader Branville McCartney is a political charlatan. The self-absorbed celebrity hides behind supposed high-minded principle but is really an egotist more wedded to his self-advancement than the good of the country. McCartney’s split with the ...
 
 
Our corporate strategy is crucial
Look to government if you want; the future prosperity of The Bahamas rests more in the corporate boardrooms of this nation than in the Cabinet room. When entrepreneurs pursue new opportunities to make money, they create jobs and new spinoff business...
 
 
Has Caribbean sugar a future?
Unless the sugar industry in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) can develop in the coming months a coordinated and concerted plan of action, it is quite possible that in a few years’ time there will be little left of an industry that, for evil and g...
 
 
Reforming our electoral process, pt. 2
“Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.”– Marcus Tullius Cicero   As we observed last week, every five years Bahamians go to the p...
 
 
Educational improvement or transformation?
Education in the Caribbean seems to experience identical problems of performance of students and the way teachers are prepared for the classroom. In one country, an institution that prepares teachers was said to have only three of its 17 courses accr...
 
 
The extraordinary tourism potential of Haiti’s cultural calendar
Last weekend’s carnival climax highlights the immense potential asset of Haiti’s cultural calendar. Haiti has a president, Jovenel Moise; it also has a new prime minister, Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant, but it does have to wait until it has a government...
 
 
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