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WORLD VIEW: Haitians: Fear at home, no hope abroad

The abrupt resignation of the US Special Envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, came like a bolt of lightning from a clear blue sky. It was as unexpected as it was unprecedented.

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THE KDK REPORT: Need for speed

A grilled chicken and bacon sandwich with spinach, spicy mayo and avocado. It did little to show his creativity but for the 26-year-old chef featured in today’s article, preparing that meal was a welcome relief.

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INSIGHT: Crown Land gift delighted animal rights group - but how many others are celebrating too?

JUST two days before the general election, the Bahamas Humane Society was gifted 15 acres of Crown Land by the Government of The Bahamas.

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INSIGHT: Serious soul searching for the right man to lead

IN the post-mortem of an embarrassing landslide election defeat, the Free National Movement is a party some would say let the trappings of governance go to their heads. Others would put the blame squarely on the shoulders of their leader, former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis. Taken altogether, the cocktail which resulted in the loss at the polls on September 16 suggests a party, much like the PLP of 2017, that needs to do some serious internal evaluation.

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The KDK Report: Shot five times at 78 - his good health helped him survive

Before moving back to The Bahamas, I trained and practiced medicine at hospitals in Canada and the US, ultimately becoming the chief resident for foot and ankle surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. It was there that I was taught to inspect the operating theatre before every surgery. I learned the importance of speaking to the nurses, scrub technicians and the anaesthesiologist and to introduce myself to anyone that I hadn’t worked with before.

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INSIGHT: The Rebel Seven foretold much of what came to pass

AS we reflect upon history, much will be said about the Minnis administration’s abbreviated run at the helm. Among initiatives such as making tertiary education free for Bahamians, support for small business development and a strong thrust for land ownership, most of their good deeds will be eclipsed by what many will conclude was another term of poor leadership.

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WORLD VIEW: Venezuela talks – mountain went forth and produced a mouse

IT was predictable that, in an attempt to show they are capable of collaboration, the rival political groups in Venezuela would pick their spurious claim to two-thirds of Guyana’s territory as a show of unity.

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The KDK Report: In sickness and in health

THE universal thread that connects each and every human being is the need to be heard, wanted, trusted and appreciated. Many people search their entire lives to find their proverbial soulmate - that one true love who makes them feel safe and wanted. Young girls start planning their wedding long before they even have a mate.

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INSIGHT: Advanced poll chaos showed a lack of preparation

ALL the talk of the country being ready to run an election during a pandemic ran aground on Thursday amid the chaos of an advanced poll that showed we were far from prepared.

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WORLD VIEW: Kenya’s President wants ‘steadfast leadership’ by Commonwealth Secretariat

IT is good to see the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, has nominated his Cabinet Secretary for Defence, Monica Juma, for the post of Commonwealth Secretary-General.

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The KDK Report: No way out

I’ve lived in three different countries and four different states and one of the many lessons I’ve learned throughout my travels is that the person who is quick to smile is the same person who is quick to cry. As diametrically opposed as the two may be, they remain two halves of the same coin.

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INSIGHT: A few gestures and prayers won’t cut it for Dorian’s forgotten families

LAST week marked the anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Dorian –- the strongest storm to ever hit The Bahamas. In the days leading up to that anniversary date of September 1, I waited to see if the government would take a break from campaign activity to memorialise those who were snatched away, leaving behind broken hearts and unspeakable trauma.

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THE KDK REPORT: The world shuts down

THERE are some days when getting out of bed comes with great ease and other times when it is a hard-fought mountainous struggle.

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INSIGHT: Tough decisions lie ahead and that may mean mandated vaccines

POLITICAL factions and Bahamians alike, enjoy the lead up to election day. The chest rattling vibrations of booming stereo systems accompanied by pom-pom shaking party supporters is an energy unlike any other in The Bahamas. Undeniably, election season is nearly as culturally affixed to who we are as Bahamians as Junkanoo. But soon, the music will fade and we will have to snap back to reality and the task that lies ahead.

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INSIGHT: The lessons of Afghanistan should not go unheeded

The heart-wrenching scenes in Afghanistan in recent days, which culminated in horrendous terrorist attacks in Kabul airport, sent shock waves across the world and generated much soul-searching in the West. The chaos, desperation, and uncertainty unleashed in the aftermath of Taliban’s rapid take-over of the country was rightfully interpreted as a drastic policy failure of its foreign occupiers.

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