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Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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by Rick Lowe On January 6, 2017 the Fisheries Resources (Jurisdiction and Conservation) (Flats Fishing) Regulations, 2017 was said to have come into effect requiring a personal angler license (obtained in person or online) for anyone over 12 years of age to fish for permit, tarpon, snook, cobra or bonefish.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at
Editor, The simple sending and receiving of mail is part of the life blood of a nation, not just for the man in the street but, more importantly, for commercial businesses. I am wondering if the Government, while it fans around wondering what to do about that building, has given... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at
The coercive power of government doesn't Pierre Poilievre makes the case brilliantly in his recent speech to the Canadian Parliament while debating the Budget Implementation Act of 2017. He offers great advice on how to build a just and prosperous society. Visit his web site here... He also mentions one... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at
We (The Bahamas) now rank 119 out of 190? overall in the Doing Business 2017 from The World Bank. In terms of getting electricity we rank 117. We are behind Iraq and Sudan on this score. (Perhaps the requirements of BPL to transfer a BEC account back to the name... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at
Dear Editor, Do you think it is possible for the Pastors who have come out in opposition to proposed citizenship amendments have the courage to voice their concerns from their pulpits? If they have done so I would really like to hear those sermons. I recall, especially in the public... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at
Dear Editor, Ah well, here we go again! The talk of the town is now saying things like: "Let's even the playing field ... tax them!"; "By 2019 we'll be full members of the WTO" and "Let's outsource it." "Let's even the playing field, let's tax them," says one Minister... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at
The truth is that the social ills that are faced throughout the world can be traced to this growth of government. by Peter J. Boettke This article was originally published on Read the original article. The rise of populist critique of the status quo in our time has multiple... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at
Perish the thought? Maybe not! Forget Taxes: What if Estonia Made More Money Selling Services? By Joe Jarvis - September 25, 2017 $60 Billion plus is the U.S. dollar equivalent to how much Bitcoin is currently in circulation. That amount of money would keep the Estonian government running at current... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at
I must admit I am no fan of embargoes but I am left to question how the Cuban people in general, not the Castro regime, are better off under the terms of the Obama changes. For example, could America not negotiate that businesses operating there pay their workers directly rather... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at
Thoughts from Tradewinds... Communism, Socialism is nothing more than a utopian fantasy, a delusional dream where the ultimate idea is irrational in practice.. It is a false belief that the State will be the unlimited provided of all human wants and desires and where the individual is subordinated to the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at
Despite ample evidence that nothing good comes of it, people still insist on defending communism. by Kristian Niemietz This article was originally published on Read the original article. When I was about 16, like many of my peers, I went through a brief “teenage commie phase”. Obviously, I knew... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at
Every time I drive past Lake Cunningham at night and see this reflection I've wanted to stop and take a photo. Well the opportunity presented itself recently and here it is. Not a perfect photo, but I'll settle for it. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at
Dear Editor, Now that the Minnis Administration has begun the much needed “surgery” that every one called for we are experiencing a collective groan from anyone who is wants to make a noise; even Sir Baltron Bethel has something to say. I am not taken back this “chorus of responses”,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at
Coming on the heels of the OECD and its G-20 and European Union (EU) members threatening ‘blacklistings’ a few short months ago Mr. K. Peter Turnquest, Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance suggests The Bahamas might have to look at implementing a low rate corporate income tax in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at
Dear Mr. Editor, Why are drivers on New Providence being discriminated against? I saw a news item recently when a senior police officer was discussing vehicular speeds on that lightly travelled road from Coral Harbour to Odessy and onto Lyndon Pindling International Airport, when he advised that all roads on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at
In one of his recent columns entitled "Political corruption in The Bahamas, pt. 1" Mr. Galanis attempts to whitewash the corruption within the ranks of PLP members. He suggests, and I quote: "It is the individuals in political parties who are corrupt, and the majority of party members should never... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at
by Richard Coulson I went over to a new Island Luck gaming site the other night and opened an account in the windowless single-purpose room, lit mainly by dozens of computer screens. I was not there to become a steady player, but to discover whether the premises were infested with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at
Dear Editor, October 31st,2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the German monk, Martin Luther, nailing his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church. It was a list of objections he had of the prevailing Church practices of the Catholic Church at the time. It is hard to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at
By Steven Horwitz This article was originally published on Read the original article. The progress of humanity is the story of the ongoing reduction of transaction costs. Increases in wealth simply mean that people are getting more of the things they value. For me, that sentence captures the essence... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at
“Nearly all libertarians were once conservatives or progressives or independent statists of some stripe. But scarcely any conservatives, progressives, or independent statists were once libertarians. This asymmetry in the direction of ideological migration is interesting and perhaps informative.” ― Robert Higgs Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at
Well what do you know the government is reporting a $9 million surplus. While this is great news it is not yet a trend and must be sustained to help get the country's fiscal house in order. The reduced spending (spending within its means) does not appear to have negatively... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at
According to press reports "The Price Commission has forwarded its report on complaints of pre-Hurricane Irma price gouging ahead to the Attorney General's Office... and we are awaiting a review from them before any statement is made on whether we will take legal action..." This action smacks of rank politics... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at
Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands has reportedly advised that "A revised, leaner and more effective National Health Insurance (NHI) program that combines primary care and catastrophic care will be re-launched before the end of the year." He made three substantial declarations: “The most significant issue is the sustainability of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at
Another great singer/songwriter has died. We got the opportunity to see Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers back in 2006 at Ontario Place (I think it was 2006) and sure glad we did. Here's the official release on his untimely death: Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at
According to this article Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister is “disgusted” by the leaks of personal information from Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) and the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC), which revealed outstanding bills from several former and at least one sitting parliamentarian." Of course this is deplorable, but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at