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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 It is clear that something funky has been going down at Bahamasair, given the government’s rogue - almost dictatorial and sneaky - advancing of $30m to the airline to purchase its new fleet from the French company Avions de Transport Régional (ATR) at a price tag of... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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The economy of The Bahamas can be considered to be in depression after two years of decline and there are many people hurting as a result. Talking to friends, family and associates everybody has a family member not working making life very hard compared to times past. These issues coupled... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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The spectacle of the Price Control Commission (PCC) visiting and demonising businesses in the press has recommenced, but with a twist. This time the accusation is food stores have not reduced prices on items that the import taxes were dropped or reduced on as at June 1, 2016. So the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Solzhenitsyn’s epic treatise has much to teach us by Art Carden No one has ever been forced at gunpoint to stay in the casino at the Bellagio.A few months ago I read Alexandr Solzhenitsyn’s epic The Gulag Archipelago, which is three volumes and about 2,000 pages of sordid memoir recounting... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Yesterday’s excellent editorial by Bradley Albury, about the waste and theft in the public (government) sector it reminded me of a recent conversation with a friend. We were discussing the obvious decline in our basic institutions: Government , family, education, morals, and ethics etc. Of course the dominant refrain was... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Bradley Albury, Editor, The Abaconian There is so much nonsense in our country. Millions go missing from various government departments and instead of our leaders tackling the issue we get political blame games. We should be more upset about this – instead we continue to feed into it. You... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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According to Mises Wire: “The US homicide rate in 2014, the most recent year available, was 4.5 per 100,000. The 2014 total follows a long downward trend and is the lowest homicide rate recorded since 1963 when the rate was 4.6 per 100,000. To find a lower homicide rate, we... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson The Complaints and Corruption Branch/Unit (CCU) of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) should be disbanded and replaced by a Police Complaints Authority. As it stands, the concept of the CCU is representative of a rigged process, with the branch serving as a terrible design for police... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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This week: Econ Duel! Take a break from Macro and join us for a debate on which type of fiscal policy can help stabilize an ailing economy. Next week: Back to Macro for the first video in our new section on savings, investment, and the financial system. Imagine it’s 2008... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Minister of Financial Services Hope Strachan’s recent posturing “…that the government is committed to the establishment of The Bahamas as a trading hub for Chinese currency, which would lead among other things to the establishment of the first Chinese bank in The Bahamas, and would — the minister contended... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor WeblogBahamas, Okay, enough is enough with this dam’d referendum. I am sick and tired of this continual bickering. The same-sex marriage argument was purely and simply a red herring dragged across the event. As I mentioned in my last post here it was terribly noticeable that the Vote... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson First published in The Tribune and posted here with the kind permission of the author. “I would like to see them develop Bay Street and if it would happen that would be great.”- owner of Hoffer & Sons sports shop. “There are no words to describe it.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I don't understand the fuss about the Government supporting a Yes vote? They put the Bills before Parliament suggesting the change, so it follows they should support them. If they didn't support them, why place them before Parliament to present to the populace? Where I do think the opponents have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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We just got back from Gun Boys Rhapsody in the Black Box Theatre at The Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts, and all we can say is WOW! What a play! What performances! There are just two performances left. One at 8:00 p.m. tonight and one at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson He who comes into equity must come with clean hands. He who seeks equity must do equity. Equitable Maxims THE outcome of the higgledy-piggledy, directionless Constitutional Referendum on Tuesday demonstrably shows that the public believes that the governing Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has unclean, “dutty” hands and,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson THE CHRISTIE Administration has lost its mandate to govern. It has lost two consecutive referendums in one term. It appears that history is likely to repeat itself and much like the Free National Movement (FNM) in 2002, whichever side appeared to lose the referendum would lose the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Mr. Editor WeblogBahamas, My initial comments on the gender equality fiasco: Mr. Christie, you are the very last person to cast aspersions against the leader of the opposition. I’m quite sure you remember 2002 when you and your party, then in opposition, voted with the Government for the various... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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When I went to bed last night the votes for the four Equal Rights Amendments to our Constitution were all going down to overwhelming defeat. For a country that suffered the indignity of racial segregation to vote against Bahamian women having the same rights as Bahamian men is at minimum... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I simply cannot vote any other way but Yes. My conscience will not allow me. Besides it’s the right thing to do. So many people have died around the world and even our region to attain equal rights. Throughout history, from serfdom to slavery to the right to vote people... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Why not head down to Pirate Republic Brewing on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8pm and support a good cause? DJ Ignite will keep the music going with performances by Tim Daniels, Avante Garden, DJ Sapphire, Wendi and Nevandrialyriic. Tickets are $20 in advance from YESI or Pirate Republic Brewing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Thoughts from Tradewinds… The concept of class identity and struggle (dialectic materialism) was first introduced by Karl Marx in his Communist Manifesto (1848).. Marx described a two-class society where where the well to do bourgeois capitalist class victimized the proletariat working class with the proletariat eventually destroys the bourgeois capitalist... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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We enjoyed a fabulous night of music at Pirate Republic Brewing on Prince George Wharf Friday night with the Rum Dum’s featuring Greg D and Tommy Goodwin, with a pretty darn good rhythm section I’d say. Some great covers (including a couple blues numbers) with a few original tunes thrown... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson THE STINK of rank hypocrisy engulfs the upcoming constitutional referendum. Whilst the anti-discrimination principles being espoused by the Bills are noble, many Bahamians fear that they would, by voting yes, sanction an untrustworthy government to yet again engage in political sleight of hand. Though sweet hearting is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Editor WeblogBahamas, Found myself in the middle of a discussion with a couple of the Young Turks in the Free National Movement this week. I was being informed about my lack of knowledge as to what was going on in the Party, regarding Dr.Minnis and the questions regarding his suitability... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Businesses have been receiving phone calls and fax messages that the National Insurance Board will not pay them for goods and services until the business proves it is compliant with its taxes with all other government agencies. And apparently it is with immediate effect, without prior notice, even if the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com