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The Bahamian dream
As we celebrate national youth month, the future leaders of our Bahamas have engaged in discussions regarding what constitutes the Bahamian Dream. I found it fitting to reprint the following article originally printed in two parts and now merge...
A new Bahamas
I believe in open, honest government, where we hold our leaders accountable. I believe in putting the national interests over the special interests. I believe in putting principle above politics. I believe in putting people over pro...
Bahamian national heroes pt. 2
“My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results... but it is the effort that's h...
Child labor is no child’s play
The number of child workers across the world now stands at 168 million, a one-third drop since 2000. This is both encouraging and worrying. It is encouraging because 11-year-old boys have been rescued from being child soldiers in Myanmar, girls in ...
One Caribbean writer once remarked that the reason why there is so much extortion among the Caribbean population is because of its history of buccaneerism, where all sorts of activities took place that resulted in the deprivation of Caribbean people,...
Culture of life and culture of death
In his 1995 encyclical Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), Pope John Paul II wrote movingly of the value of human life, rooted in the Roman Catholic social tradition’s touchstone of the dignity of the human person. In addition to addressing iss...
Haiti and the culture of poverty
It may seem odd that my op-ed last week dealing with the issue of the wealth of Haiti is followed this week by one about the culture of poverty in that island nation. Indeed the culture of poverty, along with the lack of a culture of appurtenan...
Our history and national heroes
Monday, October 14, 2013 is a day for the history books of our nation as we celebrated the first National Heroes Day in The Bahamas. This historic feat comes after years of lobbying and advocacy by several individuals and certain sectors of the Baha...
The new Bahamas: Meritocracy
A visionary leader and statesman must always be willing to address the challenges of our nation. In the new Bahamas, I believe that we have to engender a culture of reward based on honest work and earning what one achieves. During my travels t...
Caribbean Court of Justice delivers for the Caribbean’s people
For years, nationals of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have complained of the discrimination they’ve experienced at the border controls of each other’s countries. This discrimination has ranged in many cases from extensive questionin...
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