WORLD VIEW: Development crisis threatens small states
“THE world is facing a crisis of development.” Those are the first words of a paper from officials of the World Bank Group (WBG), setting out a proposed roadmap for “urgent action” to tackle the “growing crisis of poverty and economic distress, and global challenges, including climate change, pandemic risks, and rising fragility and conflict”.
THE KDK REPORT: The measure of success is not in what you get, but in what you give
ADAM opened his eyes but quickly shut them. He’d been living in darkness for over a week because opening his eyes elicited such burning pain that his head felt like it would explode. His eyelids were swollen to twice their size and half of his face felt tight and twisted.
INSIGHT: The future of businesses in the Family Islands
AS THE road to 50 years of independence continues, FAY SIMMONS discussed the future of Family Island small and medium sized businesses with their local Chamber of Commerce representatives.
INSIGHT: How does our nation gain from these resort developments?
AS ANNOUNCEMENTS go, it couldn’t have come at a worse time for the developers – but perhaps not a better time for the nation.
WORLD VIEW: Can political parties agree social contract for national progress?
AUTHORITATIVE international bodies – among them, the respected Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) – have concluded that “democracy is under both literal and figurative assault around the world.” The countries of the Caribbean have not been exempted from this judgement which is based on more than a decade of studies.
INSIGHT: Minister points finger at PM’s New Plan
THERE is a story many of us are familiar with from children’s books growing up – the tale of the Emperor’s New Clothes. I’ve been reminded of it in this past week in Bahamian politics.
THE KDK REPORT: The wind blows west, part 2
AT ANY given moment, life is like a revolving door. Where you emerge determines your choices. Decisions you make set your course of opportunities or challenges. But with every challenge comes the possibility of loss. And if there is a loss, is there a lesson that will give birth to new beginnings? Then with hard work, wisdom and luck, will blessings someday follow?
INSIGHT: RCI deal on PI is approved - but concerns remain
THE news around the approval of the Royal Caribbean project on Paradise Island has been peculiar to say the least.
WORLD VIEW: A third way for global peace
IF DEVELOPING countries, especially the small and vulnerable states, expected meaningful attention by the G20 to the myriad economic and financial challenges that confront them, their hopes were dashed by failed meetings of Finance and Foreign Ministers in February and March.
INSIGHT: There’s no excuse for failing on disclosures
THERE is nothing else that quite shows the disregard for any government for the notions of transparency and accountability than the annual fuss over public disclosures.
Region facing silent debt crisis
THE Caribbean Policy Development Center (CPDC) says a silent debt crisis threatens the way of life of people in the Caribbean.
THE KDK REPORT: THE WIND BLOWS WEST, PART 1
IN 2006, while sitting outside her home with family members and enjoying the cool night breeze, my patient (who’s chosen the alias Kelly) felt an urge to urinate. She dashed but before she made it to the restroom, she felt warm liquid trickling down her legs.
WORLD VIEW: The war on Ukraine is now a global war
THE people of Ukraine are the principal victims of the unjustified and unprovoked war, launched against them by Russia on February 24, 2022. But in the year since then, it has become clear that other victims - on a different scale - have been all the nations of the world, particularly the small, poor and powerless.
THE KDK REPORT: Savour every moment spent with the ones you love
WE OFTEN learn life’s lessons, whether consciously or subconsciously, through our own experiences or by learning from what others have taught us but the lessons that resonate most deeply typically come from individual trials.
INSIGHT: Govern for today, don't fight about 50 years ago
IT was a pleasure travelling around Nassau on Friday. Wherever I went, people were wearing the colours of the nation.