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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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Join The Nassau Institute & The College of The Bahamas Tuesday, August 30, 2016 for a lecture by Professor Andrew Bernstein on The Moral Basis of Capitalism in lecture hall at the Harry C. Moore Library at College of The Bahamas starting at 6:30pm. This talk opens by doing what... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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Or, I wish I had not said that. In full view of the recent Moody's downgrade, the revelations about Baha Mar and the deplorable state of the economy, these provocative quotes from the PLP's 2012, A Charter For Governance are worth consideration. "In fact, the FNM has placed the country... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson Prime Minister Perry Christie’s “non-announcement” announcement on Baha Mar, where he asserted that construction at the stalled $3.5 billion resort will resume in September, was nothing short of insulting, vacuous and a political red herring meant to distract a disconcerted populace from yet another downgrade by the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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To the Editor - I am as concerned about the Baha Mar new deal as many others are. While being able to go forward and finally complete/open this resort is a wonderful and long over due accomplishment, the many questions that are unanswered regarding the “deal” struck by our government... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, A wise person once told me that if you are to understand the purpose of a thing you have to pay attention to the results, good or bad, positive or negative, and if you are really looking you will see. This present administration has been caught in a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Jeffrey Butler My response to the Freeport News article of Aug 20th by Mia Whylly on our local unionist Mr. Leslie Lightbourne. It appears that every time a person from the private sector enters front line politics they feel the need to attack the subject of the day in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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During the last Budget presentation the Government snuck a provision through that businesses would have to apply for a Tax Compliance Certificate in order to be paid by them for goods and services. In essence, if your taxes are not paid, the government will not pay you. Seems like a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, I understand one of the travel companies here knew more than a week ago that Sandals was closing temporally and that made me start to think: How come the Ministry of Tourism didn’t know something was happening when Sandals were looking for hotels to take their guests from... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Department of Statistics recently released work permit details for the private sector. A total of 9,208 permits were granted for 2015. All this confirms there is no need for our xenophobia. For the economy to grow, the country needs even more foreign expertise. Of course this concept will never... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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In Saturday’s Nassau Guardian Mr. Shane Gibson (PLP), Minister of Labour was up to his typical demonising and myth-making. Qualities he and a couple other PLP’s like Mr. Bradley Roberts and E.J. Bowe of Price Control have defined to a fine art. I’m sure they subscribe to the theory, as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Prof. Williams delivered the following to an audience in Irvington, New York, on June 28, 2014. Williams’ lecture is one in a series designed to share ideas, honor FEE’s rich tradition, and say goodbye to the Irvington property. Support FEE here... Let us begin with a discussion of a working... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Thanks to the Templeton Foundations and the College of The Bahamas The Nassau Institute has quite a calendar of events over the next few months as outlined below. Won't you join us? August 30, 2016 - Professor Andrew Bernstein on The Moral Basis of Capitalism Join The Nassau Institute &... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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We thoroughly enjoyed the music of Matthew Pinder last night at Pirate Republic Brewery. Quite a guitar player and singer with a distinctive voice he also writes his own songs. Take a listen to Leaving below. He and his brother also performed together for one song. He’s recently back from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson The entire Bahamas paused on Monday night to cheer on our nation’s golden superwoman Shaunae Miller as she ran and captured the gold medal in the 400 metres final at the Games of the 31st Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Like many Bahamians, I applauded, shouted,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson We are steadily becoming a country that is being ruled by persons who appear to have adopted the mindset of dictators, of the infamous Tonton Macoute of Haiti, which was a unit of the Haitian police force that was created in 1959 and used to disastrous effect... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Bruce Raine The Tribune front page headline today (August 13, 2016) is quite marvelous and comical. The Speaker of our House of Assembly, in admonishing the Supreme Court to “Mind its own Business”, seems quite oblivious to the self-admitted fact, that had HE MINDED HIS BUSINESS, the Court would... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson THE famous French diplomat Maurice de Talleyrand had a terse retort for his boss, Napoleon Bonaparte, when he committed an international blunder by having a popular rival assassinated, nearly starting a war. “Sire,” said Talleyrand, “it was worse than a crime, it was a mistake.” Talleyrand had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I first met Dr. Kendal Major, Speaker of the House of Assembly, when we were both Rotarians and I think we share a legitimate fondness for each other, but the old saying, when you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas, is becoming more and more applicable to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I always find it interesting to compare the style of commentary of politicians when they are in opposition and when they are in the government. Take Mr. Jerome Fitzgerald for example. When in opposition he was one of the most vociferous politicians. So much was wrong and he and his... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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In the summer of 2015 we joined in a family vacation in Whitehead, Nova Scotia and had the distinct pleasure of going to the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso, Nova Scotia. Stanfest celebrates the memory of a wonderful Canadian singer/songwriter - Stan Rogers obviously - but features great artists... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Some exciting news for blues fans. Davy Knowles has a new album called Three Miles From Avalon coming out in October. You can pre-order it here… We fist got to see him live at the music festival at Memphis In May a few years ago and were blown away. Since... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson As we march towards yet another hotly contested general election, it is clear that The Bahamas needs measured, resolute and insightful leadership. We need leaders who are prepared to tackle difficult problems in ways that are not inflammatory but that will force our people to engage and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Joining the chorus, Mr. Kevin Seymour, president of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce has stated "the Government should “move with haste” to enact fiscal rules which, by law, will cap spending over the immediate to long term…" He went even further suggesting that the headcount of the Civil Service... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Pardon the language, but yesterday's news article by Ms. Candia Dames (read it here…) makes me sick to my stomach. Seems the PLP, with the Constitution of 1973, deliberately wanted to restrict the power of Parliamentarian's when they did not "save" the Parliamantary Priviledges Act of 1969 under Article 30.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com