Road to Failed Statehood and How to Steer Clear of That Perilous Route

Failed state—Lately, this has been a widely held view of the Republic of Haiti, whether overtly expressed or slightly sugar-coated to mitigate the harshness of the bitter pill. I had long been mourning the ever-increasing decompensation of our sister state, but on 12 January 2010, I wept openly. I wept again at the devastation of […]

Comment on this article

Let’s stop ‘Paving Paradise’ at the expense of Heritage Assets

If history, heritage and culture are food for the nourishment of the intellect and definition of identity, I would say that these assets of The Bahamas are suffering grave malnutrition. This essay is intended to be a call for a capital campaign to preserve, enhance and bring to deserving prominence a treasure of Bahamian heritage—The […]

Who Is Moving Our Conch?

Change is both the generous benefactor and the implacable tyrant of the 21st century, enthroned by the technological revolution that took an unshakeable hold in the 1980s and has infiltrated every aspect of our personal lives, whether we have given permission or not. The burning question every country, every people, every enterprise and individual must […]

Comment on this article

A Cleansing Fyre: Protecting Our Brand and Our People

In the last week, two television streaming platforms have released documentaries claiming to detail the real true (crime) story behind the failed Fyre Festival. In case you are unfamiliar, Fyre Festival was the brainchild of millennial entrepreneur Billy McFarland in partnership with well-known rapper JaRule. The 2017 festival was originally supposed to be held on […]

The Wheels Go ‘Round and ‘Round: School Bus Contracts and Political Patronage

In the heat of the 2017 general election campaign allegations of corruption and mismanagement by Cabinet Ministers in the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) were ubiquitous. Among these allegations were rumors of a lingering menace in Grand Bahama. A PLP operative had taken hold of a well-known government program by the neck and singlehandedly choked off […]

NHI consultation extended, Government hires Communications Director

The consultation on NHI has been extended again as the NHIA considers requiring those who make more, to contribute more—as this column suggested weeks ago The government has hired a new Director of Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister Public consultation like the one NHIA is currently undergoing will benefit from a more […]

Nassau Cruise Port RFP: Part 2 – Beyond Buildings and Berths, Centering People and Culture

A history of Nassau’s elite and the shipping businesses they owned may give us some context to understand the current cruise port RFP process. Beyond the questions of political economy, there remain issues central to cruise tourism policy. What would the cruise port RFP had looked like if sustainable tourism strategies were at its core? […]

Nassau Cruise Port RFP: Transparency, Fairness and the Return of The Import Cartel

Questions about the fairness of Nassau cruise port RFP may be justified. Award of Nassau cruise port re-development to Arawak Port Development could mean reemergence of import cartel. The proposals for the re-development of Nassau’s cruise port are in, and three contenders have emerged. Despite the request for proposals process closing on December 7th, there […]

3 Comments , Add yours