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Veil of uncertainty

When the Ministry of Health reported its negative test results for a COVID-19-positive Bahamian passenger on board one of last

Readiness for hurricane season

A potential weekend formation of a subtropical system near the northwest Bahamas ushers in the reality that the 2020 Atlantic

Low testing for COVID-19 is worrying

Sunday evening’s national address by the prime minister did not inspire confidence. He, as the competent authority, approved the return of Bahamian citizens

Returning Bahamians and quarantines

One hundred and eighty-three Bahamian citizens and residents returned home on Friday via two Bahamasair special flights to Nassau and Freeport. Since March

Challenges ahead

As of today, the country will have its first new and large-scale test of COVID-19 mitigation strategies when hundreds of

Pandemic of politics

The Competent Authority has some explaining to do. On the heels of controversy over last week’s entry of permanent resident donors,

OP-ED
Tourism: Lessons from COVID-19

Preliminary Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates indicate that there will be a 45 percent decline in international

The vaccine: part 1

Within the last seven months, I have had the unfortunate opportunity to witness two of the most life-changing and devastating

The fog of war, pt. 2

“In war, the first casualty is the truth.” — Aeschylus Last week, we observed that, throughout the history of wars, a

Earth Day 2020: the urgency of taking climate action now

COVID-19 has upended life as we knew it in The Bahamas. However, as we deal with the widespread impacts of

The COVID-19 pandemic evinces the need to co-operate despite political differences 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Republic of Cuba  The impact of COVID-19 can already be measured and will be assessed

A giant sleeps tonight

“I shall pass this way but once…” – Etienne de Grellet In the Christian calendar, Palm Sunday marks an extraordinary occasion

LETTERS
Responding to call to downsize public sector 

Dear Editor, According to the Tribune of May 19, 2020, a group calling itself the Organisation for Responsible Governance (ORG) apparently

What is next?

Dear Editor, The question that is baffling every Bahamian and resident in our wonderful nation is: ‘What is next?’ Obviously, no one in

A good doctor, but not a good minister 

Dear Editor, It is stunning to read the remarks of those who credit the now resigned Dr. Duane Sands as having

Realism and pragmatism

Dear Editor, The COVID-19 pandemic has created both geopolitical, social and economic challenges for all countries. The Caribbean region including The Bahamas

Very little can be done under the spirit of fear 

“How very little can be done under the spirit of fear” – Florence Nightingale In honor of the 200th anniversary of

Losing confidence in PM’s handling of COVID-19 response 

Dear Editor, At the beginning of our unwelcome journey through the problem which is COVID-19, I felt comfortable and safe. We had a