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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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I came across the Nature RX site at a friends Facebook page yesterday and it is quite neat. Their Nature RX Part 1 and Part 2 videos are simply excellent. Watch them below. Poke around their web site here… The photo is from a walk on the shore in Vancouver... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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As The Bahamas slides into the abyss of Socialist public policies it's worth taking a look at what happened to Venezuela over the last 15 years or so. Matt O'Brien lays it out quite clearly in this recent article… His piece is entitled "Venezuela is on the brink of a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Mr. Michael Halkitis, (PLP) Minister of State for Finance tells us that the "Christie administration was “still committed” to improvements in this area." He goes on… “We don’t want people to say we just don’t want to do it,” he added of greater fiscal responsibility. “We’re still committed to it,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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I think I stumbled across this book by Isabel Wilkerson reading something about the millions of refugees in the Middle East, but it looks to be exceptional. Here's a couple excerpts from the write up about the book. "…Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Joan Thompson Lawrence W. Reed Join the Nassau Institute Wednesday, February 17, 2016 for a lecture by Lawrence Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE.org) on Real Heroes. Mr. Reed will discuss the character traits he regards as critical to the flourishing of a free society. No stranger... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, I read with interest this morning’s Tribune article detailing the gift of military hardware from The People’s Republic of China to our government and the RBDF. Armoured vehicles, anti-riot grenade launchers, tear gas grenades and night vision goggles among other things; all of the above equipment is used... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson At the rate that the Free National Movement (FNM) is going, it is on the fast track to snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in 2017. The political chicanery on display within the FNM has reinforced the perception that the road to governance and victory at... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, In response to a letter in today’s paper written by “Corrector.” I am gratified by your response to my recent letter with respect to the Opposition disarray as I have obviously, judging from your comments, mashed a few corns which was my intention. While I continue to stand... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I know I'm a bit late with this, but the world has lost another great singer/songwriter in Glenn Frey. Admittedly I was never a huge fan of The Eagles, but as this post from 2013 notes, "A couple years back, some friends suggested we go see the Eagles when they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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With the bottom falling out of the economy, everything political and crime, the government deciding to meet with the FBI for ideas on how to tackle the latter, could be a step in the right direction. (see Tribune article here...) Coming after 12 months of carnage (147 murders), most people... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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So Prime Minister Perry Christie is now upset with doctors and insurers for going public with their concerns about his Nationalised Health Insurance (NHI). Let me get this straight, the political class call press conferences on a whim to get their views across, but the citizens can't? Citizens must come... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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A friend asked the other day if I could remember the total trade done with Florida by people/businesses in The Bahamas. For some reason one billion dollars came to mind, so I went back to the trusty Enterprise Florida web site to confirm. Sure enough, in 2014, the latest data... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson Rather than going into the political abyss, Prime Minister Perry Christie decided to take a trip to Jamaica to pretend for the international community that his government is the prototype of progressive, forward-thinking and good governance. Mr Christie gave the keynote address at the official opening of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, FNM Chairman Michael Pintard says he expects that the party will hold a convention prior to the election but it would be, in all probability, a nonvoting event in which none of the party’s executive positions would be open to challenge. This statement typifies the turmoil that the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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If you haven’t read Prime Minister Christie’s remarks at Jamaica Stock Exchange's Investments & Capital Markets Conference I encourage you to do so here… Before you begin, pour yourself a tall cool drink as you will need it to cool down as your blood boils. The one thing it confirms... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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When reading this article about the FNM holding a Convention before the next election, but there is a possibility it could be a “non-voting event”, I must admit to being quite confused. In order to solve my dilemma I found my 1994 version of the Constitution of the Free National... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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In unmistakable language, Mr. Shayne Gibson, PLP Minister of Labour and National Insurance, laid it out for all to see in his recent interview about Nationalised Health Insurance. In a nutshell he made it known that the government is proceeding with their plan regardless of logical feedback. The attempts to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson First published in The Tribune Business and posted here with the kind permission of the author. We see Imaginary scene this week in office of Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister, joined by Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis, Deputy Prime Minister; Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Every now and then I stumble upon a photographer and his or her web site and it’s a WOW moment. Elizabeth Gray Photography is one of those sites. Hope you can take a gander through her site here… As I read somewhere photography is the universal language. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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What a blast. If you have not visited Pirate Republic Brewery yet, it is worth the trip to taste their brews and take a tour of the facility. Visit their web site here… and their Facebook Page here… Now back to Skylarkin'. If you have never seen this dynamic duo... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Preposterous Fantasy of the State of the Union by Jeffrey Tucker "Some people hated it. Some people loved it. Just about everyone seems to miss the real point. "The most disturbing part of the annual “State of the Union” address by the US president does not concern the specifics... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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In the wake of the US issuing a travel advisory to their citizens visiting The Bahamas and those that live here, Mr. Fred Mitchell, PLP Minister of Foreign Affairs suggests that, “We have advised them in the past that it is better, if there are issues that need to be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson The rule of law, as noted by the great philosopher Aristotle, is preferable to that of any individual. British philosopher Thomas Hobbes opined, in his work ‘Leviathan’, that without the rule of law, life would be “nasty, brutish and short”. No one is above the law ...... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson The gruesome killing of Michael Deangelo Bethel on Sunday, as he and his family purportedly waited at a traffic light on East Bay Street, is yet another murder that is indicative of our country going to hell in a handbasket. What’s worse, if and when young men... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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When I used to watch US President Ronald Reagan at his State of The Union (SOTU) addresses I was often left with a bounce in my step. He was a brilliant orator and I subscribed to many of his views, although many of my positions have become more Libertarian since... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com