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COVID-19 has wiped out billions from our country’s economy this year, making it exceptionally more difficult for the government to meet needs or requests that require significant injections of public funds. From now until election day, we will hear how the unprecedented events of COVID-19 and Hurricane Dorian — and the

What COVID-19 can bring

Motivational maxims that encourage us to look at the upside of down moments can come across as tiresome clichés, particularly

No shelter

If a natural disaster were to strike Grand Bahama today, the government would have no approved shelters in which to direct

GB tourism’s protracted wait for rebirth

As major cruise lines announce yet another delay in their planned return to sailings due to the impact of COVID-19,

‘Forgotten’

It’s pitch black at night. There is rubble, there is ruin, and the scornful vermin it attracts. A solitary shoe, a mangled

Missing details

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames’ contradiction of the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) most recent statement on the number

Sands: I am not happy

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands was “not happy” last week with the pace of refurbishment at the storm-damaged Rand Memorial

Politicians and their finances

When a general election or bi-election approaches, Bahamians show keen interest in the financial declarations of candidates, but what some

Look before you leap

There is a popular adage about what happens the higher a monkey climbs. The decision of the governing party to launch

‘Hear us’

Disinterest in the country’s major political parties, frustration over being taken for granted and discouragement due to societal norms that

When the next storm strikes

Discussions are in progress on the potential of establishing memorandums of understanding (MOU) with neighboring countries to facilitate disaster evacuations

The skin we’re in

Colorism, generally defined as discrimination or prejudice within an ethnic or social group against individuals of a darker skin tone,