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Opportunities lost: Crime and social intervention
After heated opposition from many, the government postponed parliamentary debate on the Interception of Communications Bill 2017. The bill is touted as a crime-fighting tool and a modernization of legislation related to listening devices, offering pr...
No one knows who will win the next election. No one! If there is anything that recent history has shown us, it is that the future is unpredictable; and voters even more so. Being 50 percent sure of something is still being unsure. Being 99.99 percen...
Transformational change requires new thinking
In the last few weeks, Washington think tanks, financial services analysts in New York and London, and publications from The New York Times to the Petroleum Argus, have all found a reason to express a view on Guyana; the Caribbean nation they now see...
The barbarians at the gate
Dear Editor, The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), the party which I fully support, made a terrible tactical decision back in 2012, when our operatives erected huge billboards across New Providence which sought to bring attention to the horrific numb...
Spoil the ballot campaign
“The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?” – W.E.B. Du Bois History is replete with democratic societies whose social and political developments have been punctuated by decades-lo...
Our Bahamaland: Assessing the state of affairs
On Friday, February 3, 2017, I had the opportunity to visit Uriah McPhee Primary School. As I entered the school’s welcome area, a picture of Uriah McPhee was on the wall. It reminded me of the days when I walked through the same doors as a studen...
Spoil the ballot campaign is reckless and unimaginative
In the summer of 1964, civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney were involved in the “Freedom Summer” campaign, an ambitious effort to register African-American voters in southern states in the U.S. The idealistic ...
Dumbfounded by our dialogue about crime
If there is one thing that should be clear to us here in The Bahamas it is that crime, in particular, murder, has not responded positively to changes in government over the last 50 years. In the year the Pindling administration came to office, the y...
Cuba responds to the thinking of a new generation
When it comes to Cuba, the world’s media tends to focus on the obvious: the possible outcome of the new U.S. administration’s policy review, the multiple difficulties faced by Cuba’s over-centralized planned economy, or the implications of Fide...
• Author’s note: Like so many Bahamians, I have been confined to bed with the flu that has made me virtually immobile for the last four days. I had a conversation with a friend this week before taking to bed about the topic of malapropisms and re...
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