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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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Wallpaperhi.com Photo Back in 2010 the former FNM government introduced something called the National Prescription Drug Plan that the Minister of Health, Dr. Hubert Minnis said was to "positively impact the health of approximately 35,000 in the first phase and eventually 100,000 persons throughout The Bahamas are expected to benefit".... Continue reading
Posted 32 minutes ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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I'm a big fan of Rod Stewart in his earlier years and I stumbled across a CD entitled The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971 - 1998, and it's fantastic. Filled with alternative and acoustic takes it's worth having in any record collection. One of the barn burners on it, for me... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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China, using its "soft power" to advance its "mission" throughout the region is a double edged sword. They've already burdened us, (we willing accepted it of course), with a stadium, that is proving to be a taxpayer albatross, and heaven knows what other "aid" they've provided. In a letter, posted... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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Before the last general election the island of New Providence had been undergoing something called the "Nassau Road Improvement Project" and it seemed the PLP candidates were all about town expressing grave concern with the cost overruns totalling some $100 million. I was opposed to all the borrowing necessary for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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H. L. Mencken, "the most outspoken defender of liberty in America" would have been 134 yesterday. Here's a quote from him that is quite apropos the debate we are having in our country today regarding the government compelling us to pay VAT. “When…[government] gets into difficulties it can raise money... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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A dear friend reminded me about how wonderful Dr. Thomas Sowell's commentaries are and in our exchange I asked if she was familiar with his trilogy of books, Race and Culture, Migrations and Cultures and Conquests and Cultures. Unfortunately she had not and it prompted me to post this blog.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Back in August 2009 I counted some 179 government offices, incorporating ministries, departments, agencies etc in the "blue pages" of the phone book. Conducting the same exercise last night, I counted some 237, yet our problems seem to be mounting. Of course on any given day there are pronouncements by... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Rick Lowe "They're going to turn your private hospital into a public institution. They'll do it over a number of years…by the trojan horse of the finance the government provides." Michael A. Walker June 2007 I read with a tremendous amount of interest the press report yesterday about "Sanigest... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Rick Lowe "They're going to turn your private hospital into a public institution. They'll do it over a number of years…by the trojan horse of the finance the government provides." Michael A. Walker June 2007 I read with a tremendous amount of interest the press report yesterday about "Sanigest... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson First published in the The Tribune under the byline, Young Man's View, here… UP to the point of writing this column yesterday, neither the new Gaming Bill and accompanying regulations, the Financial Transactions Reporting Bill and Regulations, Gaming House Operator Regulations, nor the Proceeds of Crime Bill... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Photo: The Nassau Guardian While I disagree with Dr. Rollins stance on the Constitutional Referendum, as I believe women should have the same rights as men, he seems spot on with regard to his concerns about the gaming bill in one important respect. His points in Parliament about discrimination against... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I'm tired of hearing about the virtues of Big Government? Are you? The following video, presented by the Center for Freedom & Prosperity (CF&P) and hosted by Emerald Robinson, Hotnomics, is not your typical economics class! It heats up economics while breaking down complex topics in a fun and entertaining... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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From his 2011 release, Keepin' On, is just packed with vigor and spirit. Beside great covers of songs from Mack Rice, Bob Dylan, T-Bone Walker, Peter Green and more, it includes four of his own tunes. One of Catiglia's songs is an acoustic gem entitled Sweet Southern Angel, about a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson First published in the The Tribune under the byline, Young Man's View, here… This week, my grandmother came into Nassau (from Long Island) to have an operation. Now, whilst she was doing the operation as a private patient of Dr Geoffrey Sweeting, PMH’s facilities (a theatre, nurses)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson First published in the The Tribune under the byline, Young Man's View, here… THIS week, I discovered that police officers—particularly the police prosecutions department—are occupying a condemnable, rundown former Magistrate‘s Court building that is a slum-like structure on the fringes of the government’s complex on Nassau Street.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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A great opportunity for senior high students, college students and adults alike. Thanks to The Templeton Foundations, and The College of The Bahamas we are able to present Dr. Richard Ebeling with our Lecture Series 2014 once again. Dr. Ebeling will be visiting this year for lectures on Thursday, October... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Just started The Great Persuasion and so far it is quite informative. Several things have stuck out so far, but I found the following quote very telling. "The right remedy for the trade cycle is not to be found in abolishing booms and thus keeping us permanently in a semi-slump,"... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir, It appears that Mr. Christie is trying to make this little country of ours into a totalitarian state or dictatorship with his continued blocking of the press from newsworthy events. The latest being on the 1st. September with his visit to the Baha Mar development. Only ZNS was allowed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson First published in the The Tribune under the byline, Young Man's View, here… OVER the last week or so, two to three PLP backbenchers have out-FNM’d the Official Opposition and been more of a vibrant opposition force on VAT and in questioning the proposed Constitutional Bills than... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I have respected Dr. Myles Munroe in a various capacities since my youth (as a then member of Bahamas Faith Ministries International), and continue to do so in certain instances. In reference to his recent press release, I must ask if Dr. Munroe describes statutory rape and child molestation as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Nassau Guardian Photo According to press reports, "Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis yesterday suggested the government’s value-added tax (VAT) campaign is being negatively impacted by those engaging in “scare mongering” tactics and “predictions of doom and gloom”." He claimed groups are "sort of riling people up" but he... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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In a recent letter to the editor back on August 18, 2014, Mr. Patrick Bethel, SCV of Abaco says: "I've seen figures that show $400,000,000 is the gross intake of web shops per year." "Last night (August 17, 2014) I saw figures that showed the government was projecting annual revenue... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Vancouver based trio, The Flintettes, recently released their EP, Open Your Eyes. All three songs are toe tappers but my Favourite is It Could've Been Love. Band members are: Michael Flintoff - Guitar/Vocals, Marissa Johnson - Bass/Vocals, CC Rose - Drums/Vocals. Visit their Facebook page here… and please buy their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sunrise Villa: Eleuthera in 2009 Bonefish Pond: 2013 Harrold & Wilson Ponds: 2012? The Bahamas is no doubt one of the world's most beautiful wonders. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com