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Downgrading The Bahamas, pt. 2
Last week, in part one of this series, we noted that in December 2016 Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P) revised the outlook on its long-term rating on the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to BB+ (speculative or “junk” grade) from BBB- (in...
 
 
There is no ‘other’
It was painfully disheartening to read about Jimmy Palacious’ shameful pronouncement that black people “breed too much”. It was all too reminiscent of Richard Lightbourn’s equally disrespectful and demeaning comments, demonstrating a total la...
 
 
Register to vote: Ambivalence, resilience and democracy
After the sudden passing of a relative a friend was asked the cause of the death. He noted that the proximate cause was a heart attack brought on by the ambivalence of his relative when it came to his health. Life is a constant struggle for survival...
 
 
‘Bitching and complaining’
Leadership is not easy. Ask Prime Minister Perry Christie. Ask former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham. Ask a pastor. Ask a boss. Ask a responsible parent. And yes, leadership is difficult at times, because the most difficult issue you face is colleagu...
 
 
Leaving the sidelines: ‘Show up. Dive in. Persevere’
I watched with mixed emotions as the outgoing president of the United States (POTUS), President Barack Obama, delivered his farewell speech in Chicago where it all began. The skinny kid with the funny name from the south side of Chicago (as Obama oft...
 
 
50 years later: A time for reflection
Each of us bears a social and ethical responsibility of pioneering the dreams the dreamers dreamed of a nation and its people; to go beyond the imprisonments of mental empowerment; to see the promise of our emancipation through the prism of education...
 
 
Downgrading The Bahamas, pt. 1
“Regardless of what our national credit rating is, people will always want a roof over their heads, food on their tables, fuel for their cars and clothes on their backs.”– Robert Kiyosaki   In December 2016, Standard & Poor’s Globa...
 
 
Taking charge and navigating our lives
Many of us live a life of cramped existence. We allow our environment to determine our thoughts and destiny, and so become caged in our circumstances. We won’t permit ourselves to transcend what surrounds us, even though evidence exists concerning ...
 
 
Leadership for new and changing times
We find ourselves at a very important time in our nation’s history. There is an abundance of crime, corporate corruption, political confusion, economic stagnation, globalization and also a new generation that is not being afforded the necessary opp...
 
 
Elections are not won by chance
“Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom.” – Marcus Garvey &n...
 
 
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