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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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by Adrian Gibson THE Bahamas’ Parliament is wholly unsecure and Parliamentarians are seemingly unprotected in the precincts of both the House of Assembly and the Senate. In the wake of the gunman’s rampage at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa—where Prime Minister Stephen Harper, much of Cabinet and throngs of legislators... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Nassau Guardian Photo The danger of potential damage to the rule of law and private property should not be overlooked though. The Bradley Roberts bunkum aside, the only problem I see with China buying the British Colonial Hilton is China's own debt level of 250% of GDP leading to possible... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir, During the past week or so we have been hearing a great deal about a certain Mr. Renwood Wells and why he had signed a particular document. Our Prime Minster has, at great pains, pointed that he has no idea why Mr. Wells should have signed this document and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Most of us know Mr. Coulson as an investment banker/financial advisor who writes an excellent monthly column in The Tribune, but now we can get to know him a little better after reading his recently released autobiography, A Corkscrew Life: Adventures Of A Travelling Financier. The liner notes tell us:... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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It is always a pleasure to see JP Soars and The Red Hots live, and we did just that earlier this month when we picked up his new CD, Full Moon Night in Memphis. I hope you'll visit his web site here… and buy one or all of his CD's.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute says "Ayn Rand was a philosophical hypocrite, but a magical novelist" over at The Federalist. Read his entire article, How Ayn Rand Captured The Magic of American Life here… Of course he's referring to The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, two amazing novels, that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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According to The Fraser Institute: "Policy-makers should carefully consider the implications of the pause or “hiatus” in global warming when crafting climate policy, concludes a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. "The study, Climate Policy Implications of the Hiatus in Global... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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According to The Economist, "China has been on a borrowing binge. Its total debt—the sum of government, corporate and household borrowings—has soared by 100% of GDP since 2008, and is now 250% of GDP; a little less than wealthy nations, but far higher than any other emerging market (see article)."... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson Unfortunately, our country is clearly not prepared for Ebola. How do you right size the response to Ebola? Frankly, when we consider the fact that tourism is our number one industry, any muted response to this emergent worldwide crisis will result in disaster. The government’s approach to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Renward Wells MP by Adrian Gibson The Renward Wells/Letter of Intent fiasco took another turn this week when the Cabinet office, late on Tuesday evening, released a statement that simply said that “the office of Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Urban Development (had) become vacant.” However, this... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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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 Oct 22, 2014 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 Oct 21, 2014 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 Oct 20, 2014 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 Oct 19, 2014 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 Oct 18, 2014 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 Oct 18, 2014 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 Oct 17, 2014 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 Oct 16, 2014 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 Oct 15, 2014 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