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WORLD VIEW: For small states, climate change conference is last chance saloon

IT IS nothing short of shocking to learn that, despite the fact that the world is teetering dangerously on the precipice of a climate catastrophe with fatal consequences for small island states, some rich nations are lobbying against paying to help developing countries mitigate the effects of climate change.

EDITORIAL: A graceful exit for Dr Minnis

THE question of “will he, won’t he?” that has been hanging in the air over former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has been answered.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Empty shelves today, can a barter economy be far behind?

A year or more ago when we first heard the words supply chain interruption, the idea felt distant, like someone else’s problem. It’s the way we used to feel about climate change. Surely, someone would fix it in time. Then along came Dorian and we knew climate change wasn’t someone else’s problem. It was ours AND everyone else’s.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: It’s beginning to look like the same old PLP

Oh, what a difference a month makes. Now that we are shifting away from the last general elections, it’s become clearer what direction the Davis administration is going in. And I have to say; it seems awfully familiar.

EDITORIAL: Where will money come from to balance VAT cut?

THERE is a feeling of caution in the air over the government’s plans to reduce VAT.

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STATESIDE: Powell led a distinguished career

THE flags outside American defense headquarters at the Pentagon were all flying at half-staff Tuesday. Right below them, the familiar black clenched-fist MIA-POW banner saluted those still unaccounted for in overseas conflicts. A stiff northwesterly breeze kept the flags fully unfurled.

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FRONT PORCH: Prepare now for the next deadly wave

THE next COVID-19 surge is coming. Though it is not certain when the next wave will strike New Providence and Grand Bahama, or how severe it will be, another surge is certain. The country should begin preparing for the upcoming wave, now.

EDITORIAL: What one proposes, the other opposes

IT’S amazing the different views people can have when in Opposition as compared to when one’s party is in office.

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ART OF GRAPHIX: Putting favourite formats on file

PNG (portable network graphic) is a type of image file that is often favoured in web design and creative projects involving Photoshop or similar software. It is a type of file that allows an object to be placed into software with a clear background or as a partially transparent image, making it especially useful when creating a graphic from multiple layers. PNG is one of my favourite image files.

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ALICIA WALLACE: We need to have our say at climate talks

IN less than two weeks, world leaders and activists will meet at COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The conference will be hosted by the United Kingdom in partnership with Italy. Parties that signed the 1994 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) treaty.

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PETER YOUNG: Will climate conference really make a difference?

PEOPLE have been talking about the upcoming climate summit for so long that it is hard to believe it is now really upon us. Under the presidency of the UK, the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference will take place in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, from 31 October to 12 November.

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FACE TO FACE: A family living up to the legacy of a legend

WHEN a giant of a man leaves the imprint of his footstep on this Earth, it can be seen for generations to come.

EDITORIAL: Dream turned to nightmare for sporting stars

WHAT is the point of a promise if it remains unfulfilled?

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WORLD VIEW: For Caribbean, relations with U.S. and China is not one or the other

ON October 12, more than a dozen representatives in the US Congress sent a letter to the US Trade Representative, Katherine Tai, asking for immediate attention to what they describe as “the growing influence of the Chinese Communist Party in both Latin America and the Caribbean trade and economic development”.

EDITORIAL: Where do we go from here to beat COVID-19?

THE baton has passed from one government to another, and so, it would seem, has the blame for the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic – if former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is to be believed.