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.
MY entire family, at one point or another, went to the same nursery. It was our first of many centres of matriculation but while there, we were never exposed to typical scholastic pursuits. In fact, to the best of my recollection, we never once learned anything about the alphabet, colours, numbers or writing.
FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis will not be the leader of the Free National Movement after convention day on November 27.
AFTER having just experienced one of the worst defeats in Bahamian political history, the Free National Movement is celebrating 50 years of existence and its membership is optimistic of a return to being a viable political force under new leadership.
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”.
THE announcement by the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta that his government has nominated the country’s energy minister, Monica Juma, for the post of Commonwealth Secretary-General, has re-opened the contention surrounding “turns” to hold the post.
A FAMILIAR problem has dominated headlines in the past week in The Bahamas – the issue of Haitian migrants being detained as they pass through our waters.
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.
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.
JUST two days before the general election, the Bahamas Humane Society was gifted 15 acres of Crown Land by the Government of The Bahamas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.