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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
Recent Activity
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To the PLP We have seen:- Nygard's immunity from prosecution for his illegal acquisition of 3 acres of Crown land. Nygard's on tap access to the services of Toggie and Bobo. A new Planning and Subdivision Bill which gives Nygard and other developers the right to legalize "irregularities" by paying... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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The monthly Liberty Review, a project of Liberty Fund just arrived, and it presents a great opportunity to delve into some mind expanding reading material instead of reading hate speech by people about the proposed Constitution Amendments for equal rights. Two of the essays piqued my interest immediately and I... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor WeblogBahamas, I note a headline in one of the dailies Saturday and I quote; “Remove Junkanoo from carnival” this coming from Dario Tirelli, President of the Bahamas Carnival Band Owners Association. I agree with his sentiment except, of course, he has it backwards, what we urgently need is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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According to the Attorney-General, if I understand her correctly, we're told the Public Disclosure Commission has not recommended that she prosecute anyone under the terms of the Act so there have been no prosecutions. Might she also be implying the Commission has not even met as prescribed by law? Read... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Last summer a not-so-smart Tobacco Dove nested in the pot of one of the hanging plants on the patio. Eventually she was frightened and abandoned the nest and the egg she had laid. Well this year she came back to the same pot, except it was moved to a slightly... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor WeblogBahamas, Who was the moron who thought we should make West Bay Street at Long Wharf/Ararwak Cay look like the City Dump with those garishly hideous banners that appear to have been thrown over the fencing to blow in the wind and distract drivers. More importantly who was... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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MUCH like in previous years, we see widespread lawbreaking by lawmakers who have yet again failed to abide by the law that mandates that they file annual financial declarations. For far too long, the Public Disclosures Act has not been complied with and, what’s more, the Public Disclosures Commission (PDC)... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson ON Sunday, I suffered a harrowing experience at the hands of two officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF). It opened my eyes to the abuses, disrespect and breaches of constitutional rights that so many Bahamians have been subjected to by rogue elements of the police.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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ORG Bahamas Foundation and Citizens For A Better Bahamas are co-hosting a FREEDOM OF INFORMATION Public Education Forum at 6:30pm - 8:30pm Tuesday, May 10, at The Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts on Mackey Street. Let's Talk About It! Why do we need a Freedom of Information Act? How... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Prime Minister Christie is reported to have said that the National Insurance Board (NIB) scheme is not sustainable. Of course, and I paraphrase here, he blames this eventual bankruptcy on more claimants than contributors, unemployment, fraud, slowing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), the financial crisis, compliance problems, and last but not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The latest in a full throttled series of corruption allegations dating back to the last administration right on up to the revelations yesterday by the Auditor General that some $4.2 million and more is in question at Social Services, leading into very high handed language from the Speaker of The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Ride for Hope announced today that it is going back to its roots for their 10th anniversary charity bike-athon. Scheduled for Saturday, 18 February, the 2017 event will be hosted, once again, in Eleuthera. “We’re excited to be returning to Eleuthera,” said co-chairman Susan Larson. “It’s where the Ride began... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Join two great local bands as they "say adios to Kyle (keyboardist) in a most appropriate manner" Friday, April 29th, 2016 in "The Alley" at Pirate Republic Brewing Company, Prince George Wharf, downtown Nassau. Food, drink, live rock n roll with 25 North and “rockalypso” with Johnnie Christie & The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor WeblogBahamas, One has to wonder if Mr. Paul Major, Chairman of the Junkanoo Festival Commission, has had an epiphany. Recently, on the evening news I heard the said Mr. Major waxing lyrical that next year the Festival will showcase Bahamian Culture …. ?! Very sorry Mr. Major but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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We had a weekend full of entertainment. First was Damon Johnson at Pirate Republic on Friday, and Clybourne Park at the “Dundas” on Saturday. Life is wonderful to begin with, but when it’s punctuated with great music and a wonderful play, does it get any better? Ring play Productions produced... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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On Friday night we had the privilege to see Damon Johnson live at the Pirate Republic Brewing Company on Prince George Wharf, and what a performance it was. We were mesmerized with some of the finest acoustic guitar playing ever with a fabulous voice and set list. Damon pours his... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson IT IS clear that sometimes in life, the truth is much stranger than fiction. In The Bahamas today, we are watching the development of a perfect storm of civil discontent, an ambiguous fiscal performance, contraction in tourism and an inability to open Baha Mar. However, despite it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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"The recent document leak known as the Panama Papers suggests that numerous world leaders and their cronies as well as other powerful individuals avoid paying taxes by setting up shell companies in Panama, a country known for its banking secrecy. "But it’s important to remember that just because people opened... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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In recent days we’ve had a senior politician and a Knight come out, unabashedly, in support of political corruption that has become a part of Bahamian culture. And the more one digs you find corruption plays a large part and is obviously growing if two of the country's leaders can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Photo: The Tribune Weighing in on the US Department of State 2015 Human Rights Report on The Bahamas, Sir Franklyn tacitly supports corruption and Human Rights abuses here at home saying, the US does not have clean hands. The report, found here... outlines the less than ideal conditions at Fox... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Tribune Photo I’m sure there’s a comedian somewhere that sucked his teeth when he read The Tribune headline yesterday quoting Leslie Miller, PLP MP for Tall Pines, as saying The Bahamas “learned corruption from the US”. Miller went on to say “that the granting of government contracts to political supporters... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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We received the following note from a distressed beach visitor. It's an embarrassing indictment of us. “Is there some kind of movement locally to promote clean beaches, pride in this beautiful country. I hope you will post the following to appeal to those being so destructive not only to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Pirate Republic Brewing Company on Woodes Rogers Wharf has a HUGE show this Friday, April 22, 2016! Starting with Damon Johnson at 8:00pm. Followed by Kay Geni at 10:00pm!! Damon Johnson - an American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, currently a member of hard rock bands Thin Lizzy and Black Star... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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"In our system of justice, that is what must happen in every case regardless of who is accused or what crime is alleged. That is precisely what occurred in this case," Ghomeshi Legal Team After 16 months Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted on four counts “of sexual assault and one count... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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A new coalition, calling themselves The United Healthcare Reform Alliance (UHRA) comprising “the Medical Association of the Bahamas; the Consultant Physicians Staff Association; the Bahamas Association of Physiotherapists; the Bahamas Doctors Union; the Bahamas Association of Medical Technologists; the Bahamas Association of Primary Care Physicians; the Bahamas Psychological Association; the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com