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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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The Speaker of the House of Assembly appears to be taking the proverbial bull by the horns in relation to investigating financial abuse allegations at Urban Renewal, purportedly uncovered during a review of their records by the Auditor General. One of the younger generation PLP's, Dr. Major is a man... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Two cheers for Mr. Rolle, Minister of State for Investments who said recently "that early results from the NDP (National Development Plan) make it clear that the government no longer has the luxury of sugarcoating the state of the economy and workforce, adding that the government had not done the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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Pat Rahming is a legitimate Bahamian hero. A darn good architect by trade, a singer/songwriter, poet, political commentator and now philanthropist, organised a fantastic show last night (April 25, 2015) at John Watling's Distillery in aid of the building fund for The Boys' Brigade. The event was under the patronage... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Attorney General Allyson Gibson appears to have attempted to strike a fatal blow to investigation into possible fraud/financial abuses at the Urban Renewal (UR) with her legal opinion about the Public Accounts Committee's (PAC) request to interview the UR Co-Chairs about the Auditor General's Report. It appears the Attorney General's... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson IT’S a crying shame that only last week, after a public outcry at a town meeting, was a February 20, 2014, Black and Veatch International report chronicling a hazardous gas leak in Marathon released. That report found that area residents were possibly exposed to harmful chemicals but... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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As the scandals mount for the Christie government few people concern themselves with the less than mundane question of the role of government as the cause of the malfeasance. The taxpayer wants to believe government has the best intentions with the policies they implement, like Urban Renewal for example. In... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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On Earth Day 2013, Bjorn Lomborg told us his wishes in this op ed in The Globe and Mail. He points out that: "German taxpayers have poured $130-billion into subsidizing solar panels, but ultimately by the end of the century, this will postpone global warming by a trivial 37 hours.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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With calamity after calamity in recent months, the nation needs to hear from its political leader. The latest saga, the co-chairs of Urban Renewal refusing to meet with the Public Accounts Committee to discuss the recent Auditor General's Report confirms it is time for the prime minister to stand and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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As Laura Huggins noted some time back: "Time has not been gentle with these prophecies (of doom and gloom). Four decades later, the world hasn't come to an end. Most measures of human welfare show the Earth's population is better off today than at any other time in human history.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson THE suspension of all manner of reason at the altar of political correctness appears to be the order of the day these days, particularly when we see the Auditor General being thrown under a bus for a report that is not glowing about the political class. Fortunately,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Download the full issue (pdf) here… Subscribe here… FEATURES Fifty More Ways to Leave Leviathan Innovation and entrepreneurship can make you freer DECEMBER 09, 2014 by Jeffrey A. Tucker, Max Borders This "50 ways" phenomenon is the mechanism by which humanity evolves away from power and toward peaceful and voluntary... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson Last Thursday, The Tribune published a letter signed off as being written by “residents of Long Island”. The letter was in response to an earlier column of mine and made a number of deceptive statements. I had decided to laugh it off and not to respond, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, I wish to refer to the Nassau Guardian Business Section of Wednesday, April 8 entitled, “Nine Companies Apply for Gaming Licenses”, and wish to share with your readers some statistics I researched from the article: 1. Nine companies together applied for 313 licenses. 2. One company applied for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson There has been a gradual but significant increase in the number of children, some as young as three and four, who will approach people in food stores, in parking lots and malls and on the streets with various stories for money. Often, they produce a sponsor sheet... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor Kindly allow me the space to share my reflections on a place near and dear to me....South Eleuthera, my home. Those were the days! When South Eleuthera welcomed visitors from lands near and far. When taxi drivers and shoeshine boys and luggage porters proudly served as ambassadors of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson While I will speak further to policing in Long Island later, due to the fact that Long Islanders have written and called me about a number of matters that they would like to see addressed, I want to commend Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean for his... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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In responding to the Auditor General's Report on Urban Renewal, one of the Co-Chairs asked; "Do we really care about the poor?" Another of the Co-Chairs is reported to have said the report was "ignorant, ill advised and signals a clear abdication" to "pursue truth". Even suggesting there is some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Posted here with the kind permission of The Daily Bell A major publisher of scholarly medical and science articles has retracted 43 papers because of "fabricated" peer reviews amid signs of a broader fake peer review racket affecting many more publications ... [T]he Committee on Publication Ethics, a multidisciplinary group... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson The Road Traffic Department needs to come into the 21st century. The Free National Movement promised in their 2007 manifesto that our personal information would be removed from the windshields of our vehicles. Yet, that has not happened. This is risky and can put people in danger... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson Has anyone in authority been in the new Supreme Court building at Ansbacher House? The facility is an affront to the judiciary, particularly since judges are all crammed into small spaces, some with chambers that are a little bigger than a bathroom. Yes, it’s great to have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Prime Minister sues Mr. Pintard So let me see if I can get this straight, Mr. Christie has sued Mr. Pintard as a result of a statement about one of his political appointees that was arrested by Police, yet makes no announcement about the behaviour that caused his arrest? Apparently,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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This week ends our series "Song of the week" and there is no better way to do that than with Story Of The Blues by Gary Moore. Off his 1993 live album, Blues Alive, Story Of The Blues is 7:32 of pure bliss. What a song. What guitar playing. What... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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From The Nassau Guardian… "On Saturday, April 25, John Watlings Distillery will host The Pat Rahming Show, a black tie dinner and show in aid of the building fund of the Boys’ Brigade. The brigade has been shaping the lives of young Bahamian men since the formation of the first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson Last I checked, government boards were supposed to be used to appoint citizens to serve and render professional advice for the betterment of governance. These boards have statutory powers, are influential and could have responsibilities relative to financial matters. However, many of the appointed boards today lack... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com