Cutting down trees to create a forest

In the past few weeks, the headlines of the major Bahamian newspapers have been dominated by evidence of a chronically disgruntled populace and an increasingly dysfunctional economy and society. Consider the following: “Why So Little Aid And Why So Late?: Year From Irma, Islanders Insist Govt Does More” “Wilchcombe: Gaming operators being victimized” “Komolafe: Affordable […]

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How to turn a storm in a teacup into an opportunity for national progress

Let it be known from the outset that the ultimate purpose of this essay is a desire to promote a fuller understanding of the word “national” and the challenges, obligations and opportunities the designation presents to organizations, which incorporate the word in their titles. In these times when The Bahamas is still developing and financially […]

The Better Part: Feeding the Collective instead of Chaos

Never before in my experience have there been so many Bahamians who seem determined to achieve their personal agendas and benefit at the expense of intelligent action by the collective for the benefit of the collective, order and peace in our country. Sadly, spreading the corrosive napalm of narrow, self-serving interests has become the expected […]

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Saving MV Bahamas economy

Batten down the hatches, Bahamians! Today, our fiscal ship finds itself in grave danger. Burdened by a heavy cargo of national debt, MV Bahamas Economy is struggling to stay afloat in a sea-churning hurricane born out of years of wrong-headed navigation by captain and crews using faulty planning maps and integrity compasses, broken by self-interest. […]

About the author: Patricia Glinton-Meicholas

Bahamian-born Patricia Glinton-Meicholas is a poet, author, a respected researcher in Bahamian folklore, art, culture and history and a former member of the University of The Bahamas faculty and administration. She was the first winner of the Bahamas Cacique Award for Writing and recipient of a Silver Jubilee of Independence Medal for Literature. Her latest […]

New definitions for a progressive people & nation

The Bahamian economy has “turned the corner”, so say the experts of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in their 2018 Country Report. As a part of this uptick, IMF points to Prime Minister Hubert Minnis’ administration, which “has committed to tackling fiscal and structural challenges as central tenets of its agenda.”  Moreover, “near-term economic prospects […]