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UNiTE: A call for advocacy and engagement
The Bahamas will join other nations across the globe this month to recognize International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The UNiTE campaign, which promotes the conclusions that were agreed by members of the 57th Session on ...
Whining: Genuine Caribbean dance form or vulgarity?
Vulgar! It means rude, impolite, bad mannered. Vulgarity often times is used to describe certain aspects of Caribbean culture, not least is the “whine’’. Whine is defined by a Caribbean dance expert as the thrusting or rotating of ...
Our dysfunctional banking system, pt. 2
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. – Thomas Jefferson Last week, we addressed our dysfunctional banking system and highlighted the frustration that so many persons from all sectors of...
The New Bahamas: Technological proficiency
“We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.” – Carl Sagan Any 21st century leader knows that competency in science and technology is crucial to effectively manage a nation.&...
A government of the people, for the people and by the people
“A government of the people, for the people and by the people.” This famous statement that we find in the speech given by Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg on Thursday, November 19, 1863, will remain forever a yards...
Developing policy and law in Caribbean intellectual property
In recent years the Caribbean has been placed under a considerable amount of pressure to comply with the international regimen on intellectual property rights. This is in no small part the result of World Trade Organization requirements that si...
A shared understanding and celebration of Majority Rule Day
At long last January 10 has been designated as a holiday to celebrate majority rule, an accomplishment for which the Christie administration is to be congratulated and which was appropriately marked by a public signing of the act. As an aside, it ma...
The Bahamian youth in a global village
The link between education and true emancipation from economic, social, political and physical bondage was well articulated by Frederick Douglass when he stated that “knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave”. While some references substit...
The Haitian-Dominican migration crisis
On September 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of the Dominican Republic handed down the decision TC0168/13 in the matter of Juliana Deguis Pierre, 28, a Dominican citizen with four children born in the Dominican Republic, ruling against her and all person...
Our dysfunctional banking system
The key insight of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations is misleadingly simple: if an exchange between two parties is voluntary, it will not take place unless both believe they will benefit from it. Most economic fallacies derive from the ne...
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