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The long road to equality
The second constitutional referendum in a post-independent Bahamas has now come and gone. Just as the Bahamian people rejected proposed amendments to our constitution aimed at bringing about equal treatment of men and women under our supreme law in 2...
Referendum results: what happened, pt. 1
“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.”– Kofi Annan Last Tuesday, Bahamians went to the polls to cas...
The new world order is upon us, according to the pundits. Fasten your safety belts because we are on our way to hell. These are the same ones who claim that they may walk through the valley of the shadow of death, but they fear no evil. Thy rod and t...
Sexual harassment in politics
Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's emp...
The FNM flame is being extinguished
A dear friend was at a small gathering of six when talk turned to the state and the fate of the FNM. Five of those present were loyal FNMs, having consistently voted for the party over the decades. Four of those gathered were unanimous that they wo...
Five referendum lessons
At the time of the writing of this article the results of the 2016 referendum would not have been known. Nevertheless, whatever those results, there are at least five lessons arising out of this referendum and the last. First, what we do now echoes ...
Gender inequality: It’s not fair
The foundation of this piece is a series created by Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta of which the book “Biff Goes to King Arthur’s Castle” is a part. In fact what had started as a routine reading homework session ended up a philosophical debate a...
Eyewitnesses to history
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Tomorrow is arguably the most imp...
The six are true keepers of the flame
Despite four years as the Official Opposition and the disastrous record of the PLP, the FNM is in a worse state than when Dr. Hubert Minnis became leader. The main cause of this is the abysmal, non-collegial and uninspiring performance of the opposit...
With the greatest respect to Tennyson Wells
I served with Tennyson Wells in Cabinet and in the House of Assembly. Personally, I like him and think that he means well for the country. But everyone who means well doesn’t know what well means; no pun intended. Tennyson is delusional if he beli...
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