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Zhivargo Laing
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Zhivargo Laing is a former finance and economic development minister of The Bahamas. He is now Chief Executive Officer of the Laing Consulting and Research Group which offers business consulting, market research, training and public relations services. A graduate of economics and finance from the University of Western Ontario, this businessman, author and professional motivational speaker lives with his wife and four children in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

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Washington Politics Spell Caribbean Problems

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 2:53 PM

BAHAMAS - Let's be clear, the antics taking place in Washington, D.C. these days are pure politics. The Tea Party faction of the Republican Party and some extremist conservatives decided that since they could not defeat President Barack Obama at the polls, they would defeat him in governance.

To them...

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Should America Act on Syria?

(1) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 3:50 PM

Americans may not have asked for it but they have it. Few, if any, would trade it for something else. They got it through both the blessings of providence and the bounties of productivity. What is "it"? It is privilege -- the privilege of being arguably the most prosperous, powerful...

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What's Limbaugh's Beef With the Obamas?

(13) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 12:45 PM

Given the divisiveness that has pervaded politics and race relations in America for most of its history, it comes as no surprise to observe pundits and political commentators resort to exaggeration, extremism and reductionism when delivering their particular flavor of the news. Be that as it may, in my observation,...

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What About Trayvon's Presumed Innocence?

(52) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 3:26 PM

Prejudice means to make a judgment before evidence, reflexively. Prejudice does not necessarily mean supporting segregation or racial subjugation, but can imply deep social feelings. Prejudice is usually negative, although I suppose we could have a prejudice towards assuming innocence in the absence of evidence. Pretend it is not so...

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Providing Sound Leadership in Our Time

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 11:26 AM

Even with sound leadership, the pressing issues of our time will be difficult to resolve. So imagine how much more formidable that task will be without sound leadership.

What are the pressing issues of our time?

They include boosting global economic growth to create jobs for the more than...

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