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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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by Richard Coulson First published in The Tribune Our Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) recently launched its “new and improved, user friendly, website”. Just type www.bisxbahamas.com on your computer, and there it is ... unfortunately, a damp squib. Don’t get me wrong. I am all in favour of an active... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Rick Lowe Seven brave MP's exercised their Constitutional right today and "overthrew" the leader of the FNM in Parliament. There is clearly a deep division between Dr. Minnis and the majority of FNM MP's. In hindsight it must be much deeper than one might surmise given the gravity of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Rick Lowe I know it’s BPL now, but they’re only a management company that reports to the Government for their instructions. The Prime Minister of the government that hired them at great cost to an already bankrupt power company says he’s distressed by the latest blackouts.” He’s so caring.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Peter Foster: From 'I, Pencil,' to 'I, government iPhone' History provides mountains of evidence that governments blunder when they try to get into the innovation game One of the greatest expositions of the benign power of economic markets is Leonard Read's essay "I, Pencil," in which the humblest of writing... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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“As leaders of the Institute of Economic Affairs, or IEA, in London for many years, Classical Liberals Ralph Harris and Arthur Seldon pioneered the thoughtful application of free-market principles and greatly influenced public policy and economic thought throughout the world.” “From the mid 1950s to the late 1980s, Ralph Harris... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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According to the publisher’s web site, Grant’s Town Press, Sir Orville has a book scheduled for release tomorrow. The book, entitled “What Manner Of Man Is This”, “is a unique and incisive look at an important yet largely ignored period of the life of the Prince of Wales who was... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Head on down and grab a pint and listen to some good live music tonight! "Matthew Pinder will be jammin' the tunes from 8:00pm till' 11:00pm! "The Jumbo Jenga will be climbing and the delicious eats will be hot -wash it all down with a cold craft brew, fresh off... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson Black Friday was a wonderful day for democracy in the Bahamas. The march was a gathering of Bahamians who - individually and collectively - found their voices and peacefully expressed themselves in a resounding crescendo of dissent. I basked in the midst of the black shirts assembled... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard-Gibson must be held to account for the number of ‘nolle prosequis’ being issued by her office. This week, two defendants who were awaiting trial in connection with the gunpoint robbery of Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis at his home had the case... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Mr. Editor, This is not going to happen often, if ever again, but I must agree with Mr. Leslie Miller for his comments concerning the abilities of our Bahamian B.E.C. management. I agree they are infinitely superior to the rubbish that Power Secure have dumped on us. I’m sorry... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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"The Human Freedom Index presents the state of human freedom in the world based on a broad measure that encompasses personal, civil, and economic freedom. Human freedom is a social concept that recognizes the dignity of individuals and is defined here as negative liberty or the absence of coercive constraint.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Rick Lowe CEO of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce is quoted in Monday’s Tribune Business as saying his office needs a very close relationship with the Government and because they are not “bashing” them it does not mean they are not holding them accountable. Read more here… Informing the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Sir, You have printed an Article on Page A5 (with permission from Caribbean News Now) by Alicia B’arcena, the executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) which contains the most ignorant and one sided critique on the Global Financial system that I have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Rick Lowe As many world leaders and progressives pay tribute to Fidel Castro upon his death, it seems odd that they brush off comments about lives he has taken, or had taken, or people imprisoned because they are gay or disagreed with his policies and oh so many more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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One of the requests from We March Bahamas relates to Crown Land requests and back in the early 1970’s the Abaco Independence Movement came up with a solution to end the political gamesmanship in this regard. In the publication, Forgotten Dreams: A people’s desire to chart their own course in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson The Bahamas’ electoral process and the parliamentary registration procedures are seriously flawed and are in desperate need of a complete overhaul. With the 2017 general election setting up to be a nail-biter, there is clearly a need for reform of our electoral process, beginning with campaign finance... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Image: Bahamasb2b by Rick Lowe Gowon Bowe, Chairman of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, has reportedly stated that the government's new tax compliance initiative would "assist in increasing annual revenue, decreasing annual deficits and generating annual surpluses." Cast your mind back to 2014 and very similar, if not the same... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson First published in The Tribune Ten days ago the spacious grounds of the former Holy Cross church complex near Soldier Road were throbbing to celebrations by the recent business tenant: aliv was being launched as the brand name of the new mobile service that will compete with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Join The Nassau Institute & The University of The Bahamas Tuesday, November 22, 2016 for a lecture by T. K. Coleman on ”Entrepreneurship As A Theory of Social Change" in lecture hall at the Harry C. Moore Library at the University of The Bahamas starting at 6:30pm. Sign up online... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Left has done far more than the Right to set back progress. John Tierney Autumn 2016 Technology and Innovation Politics and law "My liberal friends sometimes ask me why I don’t devote more of my science journalism to the sins of the Right. It’s fine to expose pseudoscience on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Rick Lowe Confirming a lack of understanding of the depths of the economic problems facing the country, Prime Minister Christie announced a “Competitiveness Council” to work out of his office to improve The Bahamas declining status in the ease of doing business ranking while saying the country’s slippage in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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In “Conversation with Bill Kristol, Harvard President Emeritus and former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers reflects on the current climate of political correctness on campuses and its effects on freedom of thought and the pursuit of knowledge. Summers also discusses significant controversies from his tenure as president of Harvard, including his... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Nov 19, 2016
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Dear Mr. Editor, I am getting very tired of the total stupidity being displayed by various Bahamian Government bodies and I refer specifically to the Voters’ Registration Department and Road Traffic Department. In an effort to confirm a person’s identity, these two bodies are demanding to see a passport; 1)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com