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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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I’m very sorry, people, but when will we stop playing into the hands of the muslim extremists. We give tacit acknowledgement to ISIL, Al Qaeda, Hamas et al by our continued stupidity in referring to their hideous acts of aggression by our use of the words “terror” and “terrorist.” Please... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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So the garish celebration called the Speech From The Throne is over and the broad parameters are set for almost every government ministry, department and agency. A wish list perhaps? Having said that, some very positive lines were offered up on accountability, the rule of law, term limits, a boundaries... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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The current public discussion about the so-called "divorce bill" or "financial settlement" claimed by the European Union in relation to the UK's termination of its membership is ill-informed on a cosmic scale. I decided to flex my neglected skills as a retired international lawyer and do a bit of research.... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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Perry de Havilland at Samizdata sets out what won't defeat Islamic terrror. via www.thelastditch.org Well worth a read... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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Tribune Photo Dear Editor, There is a historical context about Senate appointments so ingrained into the Bahamian political psyche, that it was almost impossible for the Henfield appointment to not cause an uproar. It was such that Juan McCartney and the infamous “Änthone” were almost in agreement as to the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, You may want to revisit the opinion page of May 23, 2017, and take a closer look at what was published regarding, “Patterson’s medieval rhetoric”, as you will find no documented support for the title and most of what was written by Kevin Evans of Freeport, Grand Bahama.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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In yesterday's Tribune Business, Mr. Gowon Bowe came out in support of Super Value Foodstore chain owner, Jr. Roberts who was lamenting the lack of an appeals process for fines assessed by the Inland Revenue Department over disputed infractions with the application of Value Added Tax (VAT). Of course, coercive... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, They say that the leader has the final responsibility and should take the blame whenever a defeat is experienced by the group he or she is leading. That is a view I subscribe to but only in those situations where leadership has been responsible and accountable. The defeat... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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This bulletin measures the level of per-person program spending undertaken annually by each prime minister, adjusting for inflation, since 1870. 1867 to 1869 were excluded due to a lack of inflation data. Per-person spending spiked during World War I (under Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden) but essentially returned to pre-war... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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"It’s difficult to impart the roots-steeped, road-trippin' essence of the Adam Ezra Group into a single word, but frontman Adam Ezra nonetheless keeps one in mind as something of a mantra: community. "To the musicians at the heart of AEG, community is epitomized by a belief they all share, one... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Keynes and Austerity "The anti-austerity mindset has become the anti-economics mindset" "The Keynesian multiplier can only work its magic during a recession "Keynesians do not believe a country can borrow itself rich “…for some, attending anti-austerity marches has become a way of life. It has turned into a hip, trendy... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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According to Tribune Business the port is requesting 14 acres of land to expand their operations to include more space for Bahamas Customs inspections and storage along with a new Road Traffic Department facility. This ignited a firestorm of racist comments on Facebook because several of the shipping companies are... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by MN Gordon This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. It has been said that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” No one quite knows who first uttered this remark; it has been attributed to... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS (May 8, 2017) – Atlantis, Paradise Island Bahamas announces a first-of-its-kind shared mission coalition to nurture the Bahamian creative and entrepreneurial community. The resort has partnered with shared mission creative agency, enso, to develop an impact platform for the people and culture of The Bahamas. Kicking off... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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"First pain, then gain... "New Zealand is a place of great natural beauty and resources, of pioneering immigrants from the Maori to the more recent settlers. They’re fierce, hardy, and strong, able to withstand challenges like the massive economic challenge they faced in the mid 1980’s. With their economy unraveling,... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, At the risk of stating the obvious, the May 2017 general election is a teachable moment for both the outgoing and incoming governments. The Bahamian people sent a clear message and it is this: You have a window of opportunity for five years to faithfully serve your constituency,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, As the dust settles on May 10, 2017, there will be continued discussion on the “why” aspect of the event and “how” the Progressive Liberal Party got to that juncture, we will see what is apparent and what accounted for the loss in practical terms but the underlying... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Steven Horwitz This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. As Venezuela descends into a nightmare of starvation and violence, the long-standing debate over the feasibility of socialism takes on new relevance. Years of explicitly socialist policies from the Chavez and Maduro regimes have taken their... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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On Thursday past (May 11,2017), the CEO of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation was lamenting that people renting their homes through Airbnb should be regulated. His concerns seem directed more to closing the home rental industry than regulating it because hotel occupancy is down. Either way, proposing... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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It's a Wonderful Loaf is an animated short film by Hoover fellow Russ Roberts. It is an ode to the hidden harmony that is all around us. The seemingly magical ways that we anticipate and meet the needs of each other without anyone being in charge. Watch the video below.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Mark Littlewood Read the original article at the Institute of Economic Affairs here… There has been much debate over the past six years about the supposedly deep cuts in government spending—with comparisons ranging from the policies of Adolf Hitler, to returning the UK to the world of The Road... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Well the FNM has won the Bahamas Government with a landslide. Who would have "thunk" it? Congratulations! It is time to roll up your sleeves. No, we all need to roll up our sleeves to help turn this economy around. Fixing the low hanging fruit of the country’s challenges would... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The PLP ran a very successful campaign in 2012 highlighting the extent of the debt, deficits, corruption and murders and told us ad nauseum they would fix them. Yet somehow they are all worse today. On the fiscal side they have shown a complete and utter disregard for controlling spending... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Photo: Nassau Guardian Dear Editor, Loretta Butler-Turner, steps into very deep water when she compares her political career and that of Hubert Alexander Ingraham. Her argument could be considered if she had a context for making the statements she made about Mr.Ingraham. It is true that she is an independent,... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com