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WORLD VIEW: OAS General Assembly failed the people of the Americas

ANYONE who followed the 50th regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), would be forgiven for believing it was held to discuss Venezuela and Nicaragua.

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INSIGHT: When lockdown comes, COVID takes a toll on mental health in the home

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Family: People Helping People Project - financed through a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation - met with over 300 participants in weekly supportive group therapy. These groups met in various locations including The Bahamas Department of Corrections, Kemp Road, East Street etc.

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INSIGHT: Sally’s army may be small but it’s doing its bit to bring vital help to those most in need

As it stands we can safely say The Bahamas is in a crisis and needs an ‘all hands on deck’ call out to all of its Good Samaritans. Sally Van Tooren has heard that call and has decided that no one in the capital will go hungry under her watch.

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INSIGHT: Forget Halloween, is November 1 the day we should be really scared of?

JUST a mere six days from now, we will be taking our second crack at reopening the tourism sector. Here it is, COVID-19 cases are surging with no flattening of the curve in sight, despite the reinstitution of stricter containment measures.

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INSIGHT: We’ll all be winners if we each do what we can in the fight against COVID

This weekend brought us a sight of what could have been us in the continuing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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INSIGHT: Science is the way forward

The Bahamas, like the rest of the world, should realise by now that COVID-19 and its effects are going to be around for some time and as such we should be finding a way to live with it.

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WORLD VIEW: Dodging the China question

OF all the questions that both Kamala Harris and Mike Pence dodged during the US Vice Presidential debate on October 7, the most revealing concerned China.

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INSIGHT: Chantal is just like many Bahamian women. She had simple goals in life - study hard, find a good job, meet a nice guy and settle down.

Not much to ask for but sadly for too many women in our society today that simple dream can end in tears

I met D when I was a student at College of The Bahamas. Both of us were doing evening classes because we worked during the day. Since we were both in the business department, we had more than one class together the semester we met. We got to know each other when we were in the same group for a project. I saw he was very smart and he was always friendly toward me.

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INSIGHT: Poetic justice, maybe? Either way, Trump contracting COVID-19 does not bode well for The Bahamas

IN the same week when US President Donald Trump may have upped it a notch in becoming the most vilified man in the world, equally as shocking as his behaviour during the first presidential debate was the news that came early Friday morning. The American President tested positive for COVID-19.

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WORLD VIEW: Caribbean wouldn’t tolerate external interference on Republics

OF all the fanciful reasons imputed to the decision of the government to make Barbados a Republic, shedding its monarchical status with Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State, the most surprising has come from the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British House of Commons, Tom Tugendhat.

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INSIGHT: If they’re only in it for themselves, then who has our best interests at heart?

MORE than nine months ago, disaffected Member of Parliament for Golden Isles, Vaughn Miller resigned from the governing Free National Movement.

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INSIGHT: Let’s pick up the pace and get the work done now: Why are we waiting?

The transformation of the city of Nassau might seem slow in coming, but the work of the Downtown Nassau Partnership cannot go unnoticed. Slowly but steadily Nassau is being moved from a sleepy town into a world-classed port area for post-COVID tourists, be they here on business or vacation. The work will require a focus on culture and heritage, a physical redevelopment and a systematic effort to remake the city’s image.

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WORLD VIEW: Has the time come for Caribbean republics?

IN 1994, shortly after Antigua and Barbuda and Cuba established diplomatic relations, Fidel Castro and Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Lester Bird, had a memorable conversation in Havana.

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INSIGHT: It's time people grew up and really throw themselves at this problem

OVER the past ten months, more than 30 million people have contracted COVID-19 and just over three percent – almost one million people - have died as a result.

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INSIGHT: Did we miss out on the health deal of a lifetime?

FOR decades, Princess Margaret Hospital has struggled to provide a first-class health service for the thousands of patients it cares for.

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