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by Larry Smith According to the latest report from the International Energy Agency, which tracks these things, renewables and cleaner-burning natural gas are leading in the race to meet energy demand growth. In other words, a big energy transformation is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith One thing’s for certain - there has been no shortage of analysis from every quarter on why Donald Trump won the US presidential election. For Breitbart News - the provocateur website run by Trump’s right-wing strategist Steve... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
I totally agree William.
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by Larry Smith A firestorm erupted last week over leaked reports that the Christie administration was in talks to hand over farming and fishing rights to the Chinese. Despite the fact that a detailed official report was circulating, and the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
By Richard Coulson Hurricane Matthew played no favourites here, and neither has Bahamas Power & Light (BPL). From the flats of South Beach, yea unto the peak of Mount Fitzwilliam, darkness has reigned; no Almighty said “let there be light.”... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Bahamas Eco-Forum
By Richard Coulson Hurricane Matthew played no favourites here, and neither has Bahamas Power & Light (BPL). From the flats of South Beach, yea unto the peak of Mount Fitzwilliam, darkness has reigned; no Almighty said “let there be light.”... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith Local newspapers recently published a letter from a retired senior cop calling for the prosecution of those who spread misinformation on social media "which appears to result in public alarm and panic”. The top two examples given... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith So the story is that from before the 2012 general election the principals of what became known as Renew Bahamas and Stellar Energy were competing for the opportunity to exploit (under the PLP) the Harrold Road landfill... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith Soon after Hurricane Joaquin smashed into the southern islands a year ago, newspaper reports cited “critical weaknesses” in the national emergency management system, which “should worry us all.” At the time, this column noted that "despite the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith Why is it that in this time of turmoil, inequality, political dysfunction and apparent decline, a few countries are nonetheless thriving? That’s the question Jonathan Tepperman asks - and answers - in his new book, The Fix.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith Agriculture Minister V Alfred Gray recently proclaimed the Bahamas Agricultural and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) on Andros a huge success. Food imports will be halved within years, he suggested (which must mean we will be eating half... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith When Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses such as Dengue and Chikungunya invade a region without prior immunity, between 25-65% of the population will become exposed. So there’s no point counting confirmed cases. Doctors say the current Zika... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith American presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had to apologise recently for calling some of her opponent’s supporters “deplorable”, meaning they are racist, sexist, homophobic or xenophobic. In fairness, she did add that many Trump supporters were desperate for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith If you visit the Stronger Bahamas Facebook page, a recent post proclaims our intention to cut greenhouse emissions by 30 per cent within 15 years, and insists that the government is “delivering" on its promises. Let me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith Captain Eric Wiberg is the son of Anders Wiberg, a long-time hotelier out west who was the Swedish consul here for many years. A marine and naval historian, Eric Wiberg has operated oil tankers and sailed across... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Lary Smith As the government pours millions of unaccountable tax dollars into a political porkbarrel project on Andros called BAMSI, the only two commercial food processing firms in the country have quietly gone out of business - putting at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith The Inter-American Development Bank has just published the most comprehensive report ever on crime and violence in the Bahamas. Researcher Heather Sutton compiled data from multiple sources on the scope and nature of crime and violence in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith A recent comment by Nicki Kelly, who began her journalistic career in the 1960s, is worth repeating. "All the Bahamas ever does is talk about what it is going to do, but somehow never manages to actually... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith If you’ve ever been curious about the history of mental health in the Bahamas, pick up a copy of Dr John Spencer’s new book—From the Crazy Hill to Sandilands. I should add that it’s not a history... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith Bert Perry, or more properly Bertram Perigord Jr, was a retired policeman and boxing champion, who died last week at age 72. He was one of the founders of organised boxing in the Bahamas. He spent the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith According to Sir Franklyn Wilson - one of the chief architects of the current PLP administration - the Bahamas is in “a very dangerous spot”. He was referring to the potential downgrading of our investment rating to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith The consequences of the anti-European Union vote in Britain last week have some interesting parallels with Bahamian and American politics that are worth exploring. For over 40 years, Britain was an integral part of the European project... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith If sip-sip is anything to go by, the governing Progressive Liberal Party is in turmoil as it prepares for the 2017 general election, severely wounded by the recent referendum debacle. Dismayed by the low turnout and overwhelmingly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith Last week, Facebook was alive with dramatic images of multiple waterspouts around New Providence. There were even reports of twisters on land, a rare occurrence in these parts. This reminded me to look at a pamphlet I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith In a powerful communication prepared recently, Bahamian waste expert Ginny McKinney has outlined a 'trail of tears’ over the country’s shocking failure to resolve its solid waste management problems - despite spending tens of millions over decades.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Bahama Pundit