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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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PLP friends of mine are holding their heads in exasperation over the handling of the Dr. Rollins matter. First we heard the PLP is a big tent and people are allowed to disagree. Not like the former government where people were axed for not toeing the line. Then the party... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dr. Andre Rollins by Adrian Gibson The reality is that Dr Andre Rollins has roused the Progressive Liberal Party more than anything since the general election. There are clearly those within that governing party who feel that Dr Rollins has “some nerve” to suggest that something is wrong with the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson THE public spat between Free National Movement leader Dr Hubert Minnis and deputy leader Loretta Butler-Turner is a tell-tale sign of the deep-seated animosity between these individuals and serves as a preview of the impending battle royale set to take place at the next FNM convention, which... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Matt Ridley gave the following Adam Smith Lecture to the Adam Smith Institute back in 2012. Matt Ridley spoke on the parallels between the work of Adam Smith and Charles Darwin, as both markets and evolution are strikingly similar examples of experimental processes that improve our standing in the world... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir, It has been a few weeks now since the announcement of a Trust to own the majority 2% of Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited, on behalf of the Bahamian people. It is also a like time since we saw the rather unprofessional whining by a Director of Digicel that Skype... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Evil was recorded under the name of Derek and The Dominoes and released on the 40th Anniversary Edition of the Layla Sessions. Yes it's been over 40 years! How time flies when you're having fun. With that proviso dispensed with, Eric Clapton is a master. No two ways about it.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Buy your copy of P.J. O'Rourke's excellent book on The Wealth of Nations here… Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir, Someone, anyone, please tell me that I did not hear Prime Minister Christie, on the news, last evening (september 25, 2014), instruct his Minister of Sports to erect a state of the art baseball stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, to be followed by similar structures in schools... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson Published with the kind permission of the author. First published in The Tribune Business here… On Mexico’s 100th Independence Day in September 1910, the 80-year-old president staged a splendiferous celebration of 34 years of iron-fisted rule, secure in the belief that his party would remain in power.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Tribune Photo According to news reports (The Tribune, Wednesday, September 24, 2014) PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts has told Dr. Rollins to "put up or shut up" over the Renward Wells Letter of Intent controversy. The issue is not Dr. Rollins and how the PLP "brought him in from the cold"... 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… The mockery and downright travesty that is being made in Andros of what I thought would amount to a revival of local agriculture has left a bad taste in the mouths of many Bahamians... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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What an interesting few weeks of discussion over the Scottish vote. The debate went from Nile Gardiner's article in The Telegraph, outlining five reasons the US should be nervous about Scottish Independence, sent along by a friend: The Special Relationship will be undercut Britain’s nuclear deterrent will have to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Mr. Dean Wooten, UK VAT Trainer was quoted in The Nassau Guardian Business as saying; "In my opinion [the law needs to be changed and adjusted] in places and I think it will be." More… These are welcome words in what has become a bit of a public policy train... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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We first heard of Scott Parsons in 2003 when we visited Prince Edward Island (PEI) and were lucky enough to see him live in concert and pick up his 2001 CD, Nice To Wear. One of my favourite tracks from that CD is Without A Trace. You can take a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir, Isn’t it a great shame that our PLP parliamentary leaders cannot be as honourable as Mr. Alex Salmond, the Scottish political leader who campaigned so vigorously for Scottish independence from the United Kingdom, but lost the battle last Thursday. I take the liberty of quoting Associated Press: “EDINBURGH, Scotland... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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A friend sent a link to this article about import restrictions between the US and Cuba along. This paragraph sums it up pretty good: "What’s the difference? If imports are good for Cubans, why aren’t they good for Americans? If placing restrictions on imports is destructive of the lifestyles of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Sidney T. Sweeting The majority of the citizens of Scotland are ringing their bells this morning. Is it possible that in a couple of months they will be wringing their hands because their Government has declared that the referendum was really just an opinion poll? Let us hope that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dr. Andre Rollins Photo: Nassau Guardian by Adrian Gibson First published in the The Tribune under the byline, Young Man's View, here… LET’S be honest, former Gaming Board chairman Dr Andre Rollins is evolving into a political rock star and upstaged every speaker contributing to the debate on the new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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One of the brief publications I enjoy very much each quarter is Cato's Letter from the Cato Institute. Having just finished the Summer 2014 issue, The Influence of American Values by Garry Kasparov (pdf) I scanned the list of available publications and stumbled across Frederick Douglass: The Self Made Man... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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BIS Photo Photo/Peter Ramsay Problem is he's wants to be generous with your money, not his. According to this article in The Nassau Guardian Business yesterday Prime Minister Christie has pledged to "provide a new shipping mechanism specifically catering to U.S. tourists" to deliver straw work banned by cruise ships... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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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 Sep 16, 2014 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 Sep 15, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com