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Reconnecting with the disconnected
“In real life, the most practical advice for leaders is not to treat pawns like pawns, nor princes like princes, but all persons like persons.”– James MacGregor Burns As I travel around The Bahamas, the questions that I am most frequen...
Lightbourn should not have apologized
Dear Editor, The haste with which Richard Lightbourn retracted his statements regarding tubal ligation was unwarranted and so are the attempts to eviscerate him in the media. It is clear to me that his detractors completely missed the premise of hi...
The View from Europe: A ‘President Trump’ and the Caribbean
In the last few years the world has seen the emergence of what has become known as post-factual politics. This is the practice whereby some running for high office speak untruths, draw factually incorrect conclusions and provide no policy detail. Do...
The notion of educational leadership
Educational leadership is the strategic function that produces the critical changes required in the educational system so that the vision and mission of the system are realized to the benefit of its clients. The notion is that if educational leadersh...
The splintering of opposition forces
The further disintegration of the Free National Movement, on spectacular display last week at the party’s shambolic convention, is the latest chapter in the splintering of opposition forces in the country. Bahamians watched in shock and dismay as ...
Lightbourn’s gaffe symptomatic of leadership
Bahamians were rightly outraged by member of Parliament Richard Lightbourn’s suggestion that Bahamian women with more than two children tie their tubes. The statement was insensitive and crude. However, the fact that the comment was aired from a po...
True emancipation for our Bahamaland
Emerging from the valley of grief and sorrow in the aftermath of the loss of a loved one is a difficult and long process. The pain and agony brought on by the sudden transition from mortality to immortality of my brother – Brandon Bradley Braynen p...
The Caribbean needs a full response to Brexit
Earlier this month, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government met in Georgetown, Guyana. Among the many issues they considered was Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Their focus was on a secretariat paper largely intended for i...
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 acc...
The leadership qualities of Loretta Butler-Turner
Leadership is tested in times of crisis. Some leaders panic and crumble. Some are paralyzed. Others excel and demonstrate grit and mettle. A leader’s strengths and weaknesses are exposed and highlighted during national emergencies, natural disaster...
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