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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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Sir, A Mr. Alphonso Smith had a letter published in the press recently bemoaning the fact that the Bahamian worker does not get a “fair share of the economic pie” instead Haitians, Jamaicans, Chinese, Dominicans and Mexicans appear to be getting all the jobs, or so he claims. Hate to... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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I must admit to feeling frustrated when I hear the political class make statements like - "from society's point of view" or "society as a whole," or The Bahamas "thinks, or does, this or that." These statements are usually a con job. And along comes Pierre Lemieux with an article... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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We had the pleasure of seeing JL Fulks perform live at The Funky Biscuit earlier this month, and what a treat it was. Originally from South Carolina and now living in South Florida, Fulks is a rising star. Visit his Facebook Page here… and please buy his EP, Live in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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According to the Associated Press, falling oil prices are affecting the economies of several oil producing nations. More… Leading the charge about the ill effects of lower oil prices are Russia and Venezuela, of all countries. Putin says Russia might have to cut government spending as it's suggested the country... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Just got my copy of Professor Russ Roberts new book, and so far it is a real treat. As Dr. Roberts says: "I take the ideas in Smith's little-known masterpiece, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and apply them to the modern world—lessons for work, family, friendship, and how to live... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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I understand Mr. Myers resigned from the Chamber of Commerce after a recent incident with Bahamas Customs that was cleared up. After a conversation with him, earlier this week, he is innocent and I hope he will release his position to the public. That aside, his decision is the correct... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir, I refer to Mr. Colin Meadows’ letter in today’s (16. Oct) Punch concerning the benefits (?) of the Very Awful Tax. Please, sir, you are either so very naive that you will believe anything you are told or, more likely you are a paid member of the PLP propaganda... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson THINGS are heating up in the Free National Movement and soon members and party officers will feel the fire burning as the internal races and rhetoric, preceding the convention, intensifies before they select an executive team that’s likely to lead the party into the next general election.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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The recent "Public Hospitals Authority scandal" is very revealing. Certain, shall we say, short-comings of people are exposed at the drop of a hat, yet others are held up for months after audits and board reviews and more. By the time Cabinet gets to review it, if they haven't already... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Bonefish Pond One of the most frustrating topics to me is Climate Change. Yes, the climate is ever changing, and so the science is not settled. There may very well be a school of thought that nations should pay "$100bn a year to tackle" it but based on Mr. Christie's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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So, today marks "Heroes Day" on the Bahamian calendar, removing a vital part of our history, our discovery by Columbus in 1492. That said I would like to highlight three Bahamians that I consider my heroes: First is Dr. Cleveland Eneas Sr. "Cleveland W. Eneas Sr. i s a some... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Henry Hazlitt pointed out in his excellent treatise, Man VS. The Welfare State, that; "The only way government bureaucrats know of keeping prosperity going is to inflate some more—to increase the deficit or to pump more money into the system. They proudly claim credit for a good result. But when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I had seen videos of Samantha Fish and she was immediately on my bucket list, so when we got the chance to see her last week in Florida, we jumped at it. Believe you me, the lady and her band do not disappoint. And getting to see her in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I received an e-mail from an acquaintance saying that IOS Partners was engaged by The Bahamas Government and is in town to prepare a National Development Plan. An "international economic development and financial advisory services firm" the IOS Partners web site tells us they: "…provide consultancy services to multi and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Simon Says by Edward Hutcheson The writer of “Front Porch” is clearly of the opinion that Dr. Hubert Minnis does not have what it takes to lead this nation. His “Opinion” on page A5 in your October 9, 2014, supports this fact. He writes, “In Minnis, the party is faced... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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My dear friend, Mrs. Joan Thompson, gave me a copy of Peter Foster's excellent book and it's a barn burner. Fast paced, stacked with facts and loads of dot connecting about Adam Smith and as the subheading says "The Psychology of Anti-Capitalism. Here's a telling quote about the "great recession":... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Edward Hutcheson It was an amusing scenario a few months ago when Prime Minister Christie got visibly upset because the Leader of the Opposition “changed his mind” and that of most of the Free National Movement members as to where they stood on the Referendum issue. What was Mr.Christie... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson WITHOUT doubt, the $400,000 salary demand by recently selected College of The Bahamas (COB) presidential candidate Rodney Smith is excessive, beyond the pale and, frankly, unreasonable. That said, I believe that no one could put a value on what a person may think that they’re worth and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Edward Hutcheson This question about Value Added Tax comes late, and I take full responsibility for it not being presented in a timely manner. I was reluctant to even bring it up; there were so many persons more learned and qualified than myself speaking on the issue that I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Mr. Franklyn Wilson and others confirm the danger of the private sector "negotiating" and "collaborating" with the government when he attempts to turn the sow's ear of VAT into a silk purse". He reportedly said, “The good news here is that no one is out there championing the cause, saying... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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From his newest CD, Rhythm & Blues, All That Makes Me Happy Is The Blues is one of my favourites. Buddy just rips this tune. Please visit his web site here… and here… Oh you can buy the CD and more here… Enjoy! All That Makes Me Happy Is the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir One of the very first things this PLP government did on taking office, in 2012, was introduce, in the 2012/13 annual budget, without any fanfare before or after, an “Environmental Levy” on all manner of goods, to be collected by our Customs Department. True to form, this PLP government... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir I watched Dr. Andre Rollins on the late news broadcasts last night (2nd. October) - both ZNS and NB12 - and in neither broadcast did Dr. Rollins name who might be the protagonist(s) contesting Mr. Christie for possible leadership of the PLP. I am, therefore, left to muse as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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You know when you stop and think about the financial crisis - yes I used the word crisis - the country is in and what may result if the government does not slow spending and reduce deficits it's not going to be pretty. Setting that aside for a moment we're... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com