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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:10:19 -0400

The Federal Republic of The Bahamas – with an elected president, who selects a Cabinet based on their qualifications (and would not be elected politicians) to head the various ministries; with national/federal MPs and Senators elected solely to be legislators; with islands grouped into semi-autonomous states/provinces or territories with their own governors/premiers and elected parliaments with more of a say in their own affairs, including their own budgets and abilities to tax and spend their own money; with even possibly counties but definitely cities and townships with their own mayors and city councils.
We discuss the concept with Dr. Nicolette Bethel and David Fawkes, two of a growing number of Bahamians advocating a devolution of power from the Central Government, and true “Local Government”, a move that would likely bring about greater citizen participation in the running of the affairs of the country, and likely lead to a more evenly distributed population. Bethel and Fawkes outline their similar views on how a federal republic system would work in The Bahamas.
You can learn more about Fawkes’ views by logging on to sirrandolfawkes.com.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:25:17 -0400

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:10:14 -0400

The first ever “Girls In ICT Day Bahamas” is set for April 23. The initiative, which aims to encourage more girls and women to consider careers in ICT (information, communication & technology), will bring together local industry giants BTC and Cable Bahamas, in partnership with industry regulator, URCA.
Mavis Johnson Collie with URCA, Pauline Seymour with BTC, and Teneile Simmons with Cable Bahamas, talk about the opportunities in the sector, and give us details about next week’s event. Some 100 female senior high school students from throughout New Providence will participate in a day of special seminars at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau. It all begins at 8am.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:40:18 -0400

Emerging artist Edrin Synonette (not photographed) visits the “Blank Canvas”Studio to talk about his upcoming show at COB.’s Pro Gallery, entitled “Lucayan Evolution.” His cast and painted make and photogravure prints imagine what Bahamians would look like today had the Lucayans not been wiped out and we were an African-Lucayan mix. Gallery Co-ordinator and COB. lecturer Heino Schmid (right) also speaks about the project and more broadly about COB’s movement toward University status and its recommitment to the arts.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:20:35 -0400