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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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by Richard Coulson A prominent column in the February 13th Freeport News reminded me of the amazing qualities of Peter Nygard — enough to get him sanctified as our patron saint. “Peter Nygard and his family have been a blessing to The Bahamas.” Writes columnist Nathaniel Lewis. “I KNOW with... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. Over the past few months, many people have tried to come up with an explanation for the rise of populism and nationalism – the way the rhetoric of Trump and Sanders, Le Pen and Wilders, seems to resonate throughout... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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If you were not able to sign up for this presentation, join The Nassau Institute in collaboration with the Banking, Economics & Finance Department and The Economics Society of the University of The Bahamas, Wednesday, February 22, 2016 for a lecture by Richard Ebeling, BB & T Professor of Ethics... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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"Across the Bahamas, civil society organizations, legal experts and prominent individuals warn that in its current form, the Bahamas proposed Interception of Communications Bill, 2017 may violate every citizen's constitutionally protected right to privacy and strike a mortal blow to civil liberties in general. "While accepting that effective law enforcement... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Financial Secretary Simon Wilson, while speaking at Bahamas Chamber of Commerce State of the Economy 2017 event last week finally publicly acknowledged they are implementing the Coalition for Responsible Taxation recommendation that they needed to get the tax dodgers before hitting the taxpayers and business community with new taxes. Regretfully... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. Support FEE here... The nearly four weeks since President Donald Trump’s inauguration have been the most divisive period of American politics since the end of the Second World War. The sharp lines that everyone is drawing in the sand... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Congratulations to the Greek community for another terrific festival. It continues tonight and tomorrow. Support the Greek Communities outreach. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Dr. Donald M. McCartney, DM “….Mark, if you please, the fact, for it is a fact, an ominous fact, that at no time in the history of conflict between slavery and freedom in this country has the character of the negro as a man been made the subject of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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In light of the "Spoil Your Ballot" initiative I'm re-reading Sy Leon's None Of The Above: Why Non-Voters Are America's Political Majority. Here's an interesting quote I had forgotten: Leon's Law Of Governance The amount of government control will always increase to the level of toleration of the people. An... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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"We the undersigned, demand the Government of the Bahamas KILL THE BILL - The Interception of Communications Bill (ICB), 2017 (Known locally as The Spy Bill) until such time as there has been sufficient public consultation. "Across the Bahamas, civil society organizations, legal experts and prominent individuals warn that in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson When I visited the new President of the Baha Mar resort complex last month, a digital count-down clock hung on the wall facing his office. It read 88-23-44-16, marking the days, hours, minutes and seconds until 12:00 noon on April 21 when a ribbon will be cut... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, I would like to go on record and disagree with all of the talk show hosts and media personalities who think that we have a crime problem; to listen to them pontificate you get the impression that this situation is something new. It is not new and we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, Allyson Maynard Gibson’s defense of the controversial ICB lacks credibility as she states that the authority for the above would be placed “solely in the hands of the Independent Judiciary.” This is laughable as the government has openly shown their disdain, disrespect & disregard for the Judiciary by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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An eye opening series of essays from Glenn Greenwald, John Eastman, Julian Sanchez and Paul Rosenzweig. “And as we acquiesce to more and more sacrifices of our privacy to the omnipotent Surveillance State, it builds the wall of secrecy behind which it operates higher and more impenetrable, which means it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The 9th Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Eduction took place here at Atlantis last week and the usual bluster about improving our educational system to “transform the lives of our children.” But how many times does this rhetoric need to be repeated before our Minister of Education (whomever he or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, The National News page in the Nassau Guardian of February 8, 2017 has a news story where the Minister of Education dismisses the effectiveness of single gender classrooms, even opining that, “This old, outdated thing about separating doesn’t work. There is no research to show that it works... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Editor, In reply to “The Graduate”, editorial letter 8th Feb 2017. As Ebenezer Scrooge angrily asked Marley’s Ghost, in Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”, “ Who are You ?”,”What are you? ”, and when the spectre asks him, "Why do you doubt your senses?" Scrooge scoffs that "...a little thing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. The Netflix series, Black Mirror, has garnered a great deal of attention recently for its Twilight Zone feel which leaves many viewers both slightly disturbed and intrigued. Complete with the same bizarre plot twists that Twilight Zone provided to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, I found it disturbing that while Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss was sharing with Bahamians her memories of the horrors inflicted on humanity by the Nazi Regime, our government was busy tabling the Interception of Communications Bill 2017 that would allow them to intercept and examine a person’s communications... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Both Sir Franklyn Wilson and Mr. James Smith have been quoted extensively in Tribune Business, here… here… and here… in an effort to defend the indefensible of their political party. Sir Franklyn’s attempt to justify Mr. Halkitis, “That’s Where The VAT Money Gone” diatribe at his political party’s recent convention... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. It's typical of the progressive cast of our culture to focus on the forward-looking at the expense of the traditional—or if you prefer, to miss the traditional elements that lie at the heart of a genuinely progressive movement. So... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Brent Symonette Nassau Guardian photo EDITOR, Re: Tribune editorial of Feb 2, 2017: “It’s Time For The Opposition To Get Its Act Together”, which references and quotes the thrust of an excellent editorial letter by Luther McDonald published on January 24th. I am in hearty agreement with everything that Mr... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, The call is being made for the Opposition forces in the nation to unite, but that call is coming too late. We heard no such talk when the official Opposition and it’s leader kept their shoulder to the wheel in the role of opposing, even when those who... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com