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Black Friday: A demonstration of hope and activism
Looking east from Parliament Square at the building on Bank Lane opposite the Hansard Building during the Black Friday march last week, a single large Bahamas flag flew majestically, snapping in the wind, buoyed by the energy of the exuberant crowd. ...
‘O Jerusalem. How I would have gathered thee’
Jesus once said, “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold...
Raising children in the 21st century
Today’s society is fast paced with almost everything being automated or transformed with ongoing advancements in technology. The challenges facing parents all over the world in the current environment are identical irrespective of race, creed or et...
It’s getting really stupid
“If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes and the quitting time.”– Chinese Proverb Three years ago, the government of The Bahamas conducted a referendum to determine whether domestic ga...
A new relationship for the overseas territories?
While most of the world has been focussed on the outcome of the U.S. presidential elections, other events of long-term importance to the region have been taking place. Of these, one of the more significant relates to the relationship between the U.K....
Solidarity on Black Friday: Come out and demonstrate
After the release of the Panama Papers, which revealed damaging information about the Icelandic prime minister, thousands demonstrated in front of Parliament to demand his resignation. He resigned in short order. Iceland’s population is approximat...
The politics of transparency in government
Do politicians in The Bahamas really want transparency in government? Does the government really want transparency in government? Yes and no. Transparency means being open to public scrutiny. It means that politicians in particular, and the governmen...
Dysfunction of the Great Bahamian Orchestra
The holiday season is upon us and it appears that the year has gone by so fast. Truly the saying “time waits on no man” provides us with a harsh reality daily. While we celebrate good times as a nation and count ourselves as being blessed – par...
Giving thanks and demonstrating gratitude
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.”– Henry David Thoreau This week, Americans will celebrate a holiday that Bahamians do not officially recognize, except in certain pockets of our community. This celeb...
The Caribbean university: A plantation, the master’s house?
In Caribbean history the plantation and the master’s house are associated with slavery, its structure and a set of imposed values. Many Caribbean scholars maintain that these structures remain in place in a subtle way, with changes designed to pres...
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