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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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That's the headline from The Punch of Thursday, January 22, 2015, and it leaves me speechless. Well almost. Is it that people can't afford the tax to register their guns each year? Or, could it be the number of laws on our books are too many to be enforced in... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson I FOUND the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s statistical presentation relative to criminal activities for 2014 to be quite interesting. And that’s putting it mildly! According to the latest statistics released by the commissioner, serious crimes in the Bahamas have decreased by 18 per cent. Notably, the decrease... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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I know we don’t need any further evidence of the duplicity of this PLP government, but I’ll give it anyway! A couple of weeks ago a certain company owned by the deputy leader of the DNA decided to increase the cost of tickets to its movie theatres from $8.50 to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Toby Mendel Posted here with the kind permission of the author. See the original article here… Close to three years after it was passed in parliament, a global freedom of information expert has highlighted major deficiencies in the transparency law which must be addressed through amendments if the act is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Click on image for larger version. The popular political rhetoric begins and an office of price control is established. People are sold on this new government bureaucracy with the idea that prices will be kept low because they'll fine the store owner and confiscate the "over priced" merchandise. Due process... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Tax Dollars Down The Drain The Honourable Kendred Dorsett, MP, Minister of the Environment and Housing Dear Minister, Late last week, I saw a short article on MSN News online, I believe it was, concerning the dangers of just throwing garbage into landfills, specifically electronics, which are full of toxic... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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I do not have a problem selling these things to foreign entities as a principle although I do share some concerns about the Chinese Government. One of my biggest problems is people do not hold China to the same standards they hold the British and Americans to. Maybe it's their... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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I keep forgetting what a fabulous band the Pretenders were. Of course Chrissie Hynde is an amazing singer/songwriter. Today's song of the week, Love's A Mystery, from their 2008 release, Break Up The Concrete, is one sweet ballad. No other way to describe it. Please visit Chrissie Hynde's web site... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Like most people, I was pleased to hear the news that the United States was considering dropping its almost 55 year old embargo against Cuba. The euphoria was palpable. Finally the Cuban people would get their just desserts after years of hardship. Fidel's list of things the Revolution was to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson THE Melia Resort on Cable Beach is absolutely right in its attempt to be rid of the automatic 15 per cent gratuity that accompanies most cheques at restaurants/hotel properties here in The Bahamas. Frankly, the fact that it is automatic is what breeds this atmosphere where people... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson OUR increasing dependence on China is sure to undergird their brand of economic colonialism, deepening the notion that The Bahamas is hardly independent – ie only paper independence – and, moreover, that we are in line to be – lock, stock and two smoking barrels – beholden... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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We often hear that the poorest among us require government to help them get out of poverty. Of course the evidence from the little economy speaks volumes as to the damage that is done by so called government help. Lessons from around the world with humanitarian aid and short term... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Over at Cafe Hayek, Professor Don Boudreaux has been exploding the myth that minimum wage laws are a useful public policy and responds to "a very vigorous regular correspondent" and has given us permission to post it here. Aaron the Aaron Dear Mr. the Aaron: Understandably bemoaning the “illness of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has done it again. This time they're "Debunking a number of myths and straw men which proponents of free markets often find laid at their door" with a new publication. I'm looking forward to getting into this on my day off to celebrate Majority... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I'll say it, Costello is the U.K's. Springsteen. A brilliant, poignant songwriter who leaves you thinking. Little Palaces from his 1986 King of America release is just one of those tunes. Little Palaces According to the live version from You Tube below, "Elvis sings about the Cadbury's factory in Moreton,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Frustration often sets in listening to and reading comments about climate change I find refuge at Lomborg.com. For the record, "Dr. Bjorn Lomborg researches the smartest ways to improve the environment and the world. He is one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, one of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Tribune Photo by Adrian Gibson I know that the New Year has already passed and that I’m late in bringing my remarks to you but, that’s nothing new. As we begin the New Year, we pause to give thanks to Almighty God for all his many blessings during the year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Yesterday's post, I'm Embarrassed, solicited the following thoughtful response from one of our regular commenters, The Oracle. We assumed the reigns of self determination, but shirked responsibility. We mis-interpreted Self Determination for Self service. We appointed unqualified Permanent Secretaries and made them temp workers, and immediately dismantled the Clerical style... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Larry Roberts As 2014 has drawn to a close and I reflect back on what has happened to our little country this past year and in previous years I must say that I am embarrassed. As a member of the generation that is now represented by the business and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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It makes for headlines in the press when a price control bureaucrat "super hero with coercive power" sweeps in on a business and accuses them of breaking a law that is unenforceable. Oh sure they can fine you for some paperwork error, or not having a list available etc, but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir, On Saturday 3rd. January, 2015, I accompanied my wife to Phil's Food Store on Gladstone Road and then to Xtra Valu Food Store on Thompson Boulevard; at neither store did I see a single government sign warning/reminding customers VAT was now in effect and similarly; in neither store, did... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com