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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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Allan H. Meltzer lays the redistributionist argument and public policies bare in this piece from July 2015. Among other things, he writes about claims "that "fairness" of higher tax rates for the highest earners to finance bigger transfers to the poorest. That's wrong on two counts." he tells us. "First,... Continue reading
Posted 55 minutes ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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As we celebrate Emancipation Day in observance of the abolition of slaves of African descent with a public holiday, lets take a moment in our revelry to remember that slavery still exists today in many forms. Find out more from Anti Slavery here… You might also visit the Pompey Museum... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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We went to Whitehead (some say White Head) Nova Scotia earlier this summer for a family reunion and got a chance to amble around the countryside a bit. And man what a beautiful part of the world it is. The weather was beautiful, fog and all. Hope you enjoy this... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson THERE are a startling number of murders happening in the Bahamas. When I wrote this column, the official murder count for the year was 88. Who knows what happened overnight. This means that we have eclipsed every previous record in terms of the rate of the accrual... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson THE Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival has evolved into one of the most disgraceful shams we have seen thus far for the year. The organisers or, dare I say “disorganisers”, are shameless and downright brazen in the face of criticism and questions from a discerning public. Today, the public... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Photo: Nassau Guardian by Rick Lowe Political doublespeak at its finest. The long awaited Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival report on the financial success of the event has been put on the table and expenditures came in almost $4 million over the budgeted $9 million at $12.9 million. Income was reported at... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Earlier this summer we took the trip of a lifetime. After saving for a few years we took off on our long planned trip to the headwaters of the Amazon River, for seven amazing days. While we lived in relative luxury aboard the Delphin II, with an amazing crew from... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Are investors getting jittery about lending the Government their money in the form of T-Notes? According to Tribune Business the Government offered $150 million in T-Notes but only two thirds of them were "bought". While traders suggested this was a successful start and the timing might not have been right... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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In recent weeks and months, the anti business tone from the present government while sounding ominous and threatening, it's an obvious sign of desperation. Most people remember all the glowing words in the PLP's Charter for Governance and speeches prior to being elected to govern in 2012. And, most people... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Was the New York Times piece against Willie Soon a hit job? by Max Borders Article posted here with the kind permission of the author. Read the original post… Support FEE.org here… Climate-change skeptic Willie Soon may be an unethical, corporate-bought climate-change denier or the latest casualty of the Climate-Industrial... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson IT appears that the Baha Mar saga will be occupying the front pages and serving as lead stories in newscasts for many months (and likely years) to come. What’s more, we see government on one hand filing legal actions and berating the developer, on another singing the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Sir, One really has to stand in wonderment at the actions of our local petroleum companies. I have maintained a weekly graph, for many years, of the prices of crude oil and can confidently state that this year crude has been almost at its lowest point since 2009, currently... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The last few weeks have the appearance of conflict of interest has been radiating from the Baha Mar "fiasco". First we have the Attorney General, whose family allegedly owns five stores in the Baha Mar development, travelling to China to negotiate with the Chinese Government over the gridlock. Then she... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Edward Hutcheson It does not look like the Bahamar situation is going to work out to the liking of the Christie Administration, primarily due to the timing of what seems to many like a hostile take-over. This is the wrong time for that kind of stuff; Cuba has opened... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson Last week ended with a blizzard of press releases about Baha Mar. The first came around midnight Thursday, with the Prime Minister reporting on the return of the Allyson Adventure, the Attorney-General’s flash descent on Beijing, and announcing the actions he would now take; by Friday noon... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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As events unfold around the Baha Mar saga, the signs are becoming more and more ominous. Hindsight suggests this project should have been implemented in stages, but when you have a broken economy like ours (broken by the world economic downturn and anti business policies by the Bahamian government) -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I stumbled across the following articles at my news feed and thought they were worth sharing. Hope you enjoy them. 1. Does a for-profit college education pay off? from The Brookings Institute "As a number of scholars have pointed out, on average, college still pays—even in light of the relatively... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson IN THE Bahamas, there appears to be a rapidly growing underclass of Bahamians who deify criminal behaviour, seemingly seeing violence and sadistic conduct as cool while engaging in a cult-like, hero-worship of gangsters and hooligans. Although I appreciate why the police, in their eagerness to prove to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson CLEARLY, the statement that a promise is a comfort to a fool is something we all need to take very seriously. Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson, pictured, seems to know the identity of the person/s who accepted the more than $300,000 inducement from French energy company Alstom (then... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Wall Street Journal Photo More thoughts from Tradewinds Lofty ideals combined with political platitudes are just fine and can even give one a sense of false hope for eventual renewal.. But as Bahamians, we had better begin to face the hard facts of reality that as a nation we maybe... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Tribune Photo Recent events have caused me to focus more closely at the given circumstances and I can only conclude that decisions have been taken in the name of “National Pride” but nobody has questioned at what cost. Having lived in the Bahamas for more than fifty (50) years I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Sir, It appears Mr. Christie, of late, has been quite worried what his legacy for future Bahamians might be; I can tell him not to worry, he has presided over, allegedly, one of the most corrupt governments this tiny Nation has ever experienced. It is also very worrying when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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In This Case, Turnabout Is Fair Play by Sandy Ikeda First published at FEE.org, and posted here with the kind permission of the author. Tell someone on the left that crony capitalism is not the same as the free market and they’ll often respond that capitalism as it really exists... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Baha Mar Photo by Adrian Gibson I think Bahamians are about to experience Baha Mar fatigue. I certainly am. On Tuesday, Baha Mar’s legal counsel attained an adjournment from the Supreme Court, which was taken to allow the parties to engage in negotiations to resolve the issues. Notably, the hearing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Tribune Photo by Adrian Gibson The plight of the people of Long Island seems to have been lost on the powers that be as this gem in our archipelagic chain continues to languish in the doldrums. As it stands, Long Island - my hometown - is on the fringes of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com