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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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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 1 hour ago 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 1 hour ago 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 yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Leandra Esfakis I heard the interview last night that Wayne Munro, Attorney at Law, gave to the media on the issue of women’s rights / the referendum. I understood him to say that women in this country did not need further protection because women in the Bahamas had the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Harry Strachan I see from the little “advertisements” carried on ZNS TV News that the VAT office is, in effect, lying by omission to the people. The young lady is telling us that because two or three products will be zero rated for VAT then the cost of living... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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I received the following text and attachments in an e-mail from Mr. Robert Myers president of The Bahamas Chamber and co-chair of the Coalition for Responsible Taxation. "The attached is our power point presentation converted to a PDF for your information and dissemination. We continue to press the leadership and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by H. Armbrister Is this the same PLP with its leader, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, that stated categorically, when elected in 2012, they would hit the ground running with a definitive crime prevention plan? Well almost two years and 4 months into this government, that same Perry Christie is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Back in 2005 the present Chairman of BEC, when he was Minister of Trade & Industry, was all about town trying to convince taxpayers that getting into hock to the late Hugo Chavez, the dictator of Venezuela, through a scheme of getting gas on credit, was a great idea. In... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Photo from Mission-Blue.org by Adrian Gibson First published in the The Tribune under the byline, Young Man's View, here… OVER the years, we have seen significant violation of our sovereign waters by Dominican, Cuban and American fishermen who exploit the hamstrung, diminished capacity of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Thoughts from Harry Strachan At the recent Canto meeting here a director of Digicel made a rather telling remark. He wants users of Skype to pay for the privilege …. ? He seems to think that Skype users have an unfair advantage! This coming from the company that decimated the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Memphis Slim (John Len Chatman) (September 3, 1915 - February 24, 1988), was quite an accomplished singer/songwriter/pianist and his music was a mix of blues, vintage R & B and swinging jazz. I came across Rock and Rolling the House on his Paris Missippi Blues compilation, a two CD set... 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... Okay, let’s be honest....I’m going to be talking about this referendum at some point in my columns for quite some time. It was interesting to see the political fireworks this week, as young turks... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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One of the great pleasures of my life was getting to meet and know Mr. Munnings. Compassionate and decent, always standing for the correct and ethical thing, he was a fine man who will be missed by his loving family, that he loved unconditionally from what I saw. I took... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Edward Hutcheson Choices are daily occurrences for all human beings. Some of us because of incapacity have our choices made for us. However, the majority of us participate in this privilege and most of us want to feel convicted in the choices we make. Most politicians do not share... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Edward Hutcheson The recent admission that the upcoming referendum is grounded on Amendment four, should make the public take a closer look at what is being proposed by the Constitutional Commission. All of the other amendments come under the control of the Government as it is able to grant... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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More thoughts from Tradewinds.. The VAT time bomb is ticking down and the Bahamian people had better wake up before it's too late.. We have listened to the New Zealand experts without taking any measure of what has happened to the New Zealand economy.. Now we had better pay closer... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sometimes I tire of the politics in our newspapers and just need to read things that educate rather than anger and the Library of Economics and Liberty is one of the sites I visit. Following is this weeks e-newsletter that is just packed. Hope you enjoy it and sign up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Melvyn Bragg is currently exploring the life of Thomas Paine in a BBC Two series entitled Radical Lives. Bragg tells us a little about Paine in a recent article for The Telegraph: "He (Paine) went to America at a time when the bonds with Britain seemed unbreakable. His first book,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I'm just finishing this barn burner up by Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Scott Burns and there is a heck of a lot more in this great little book than to disagree with that's for sure. The important takeaway is if the current crop don't change some habits and do so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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"More than 60 percent of Africans are without basic energy services and coal, oil and natural gas may be a necessary bridge" Going back to our post of August 10, 2014 (Alternative energy at what cost?) I found this link at Lomborg.com and it is very interesting. Who are we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Singing about the late great Levon Helm and a lost love, I really like this Marc Cohn tune and hope you do to. Please visit his web site here… and you know the drill, please buy some of his music. Enjoy, Listening to Levon below. Listening To Levon Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Posted Aug 16, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Poverty, Inc thinks so, and I agree with them. "The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com