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Unraveling the mystery of CCRIF
Just a month ago, very few Bahamians had heard about the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), otherwise referred to as CCRIF. Alas Hurricane Matthew descended upon our chain of islands with its fury and refused to spare our capital ...
Hurricane Mathew: state of emergency
“Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable.” – Diane Ackerman In the wake of Hurricane Matthew that struck The Bahamas in the early days of October, many Bahamians...
The view from Europe: Time to reshape and clarify ACP solidarity
What does solidarity between nations mean in the early 21st century? Are the values inferred practical or advisable, in a multipolar world in which self-interest, overlapping relationships and multiple economic and political ideas compete? Solidarit...
What does a national university mean for Bahamians
Two researchers from the London School of Economics recently (August 2016) explored data using United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) materials on the location of nearly 15,000 universities in about 1,500 regions acr...
Clarity, insight and vision after Hurricane Matthew
Last Sunday, Anglican Bishop Laish Boyd, a man of tremendous pastoral sensitivity, preached about his reaction to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Grand Bahama, where reportedly 7,000 structures have been damaged or destroyed, according...
Grand Bahama Power shows real leadership
The Grand Bahama Power Company Limited has showed effective leadership following the passage of Hurricane Mathew. I say this even as I sit in my home without power now for some 11 days after the Category 4 storm pummelled our chain of islands. Last ...
Hurricane Matthew: Time to rethink financing
Now that the proverbial dust has settled a bit, it is time to face the realities before us as a nation. Hurricane Matthew could not have impacted The Bahamas at a worse time, as we were in the midst of arguably one of the most economically challengin...
Matthew and the indomitable Bahamian spirit
“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” – Bernard Williams Two weeks ago, Hurricane Matthew entered the Bahamian chain of islands in Inagua as a Category 3 hurricane. For the next few days, Matthew pulverized the archip...
Climate change – a test of the region’s staying power
After a period of uncertainty, it has been confirmed that the Paris Agreement on Climate Change will enter into force on November 4. This is good news for the Caribbean, one of the most at risk parts of the world from sea level change and severe clim...
Leadership in times of crisis
Prime Minister Perry Christie was determined not be caught flat-footed and off-guard in issuing proper warnings ahead of Hurricane Matthew as he was in advance of Hurricane Joaquin. His administration adroitly raised the alarm about the seriousness ...
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