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by Larry Smith Shortly before the May 10 general election, former Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis and retired cabinet minister George Smith both predicted a PLP win. “I see no reason why we shouldn’t take 30 seats,” Davis said smugly.... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith Some may recall a parody celebration called Festivus from the 1990s American sitcom, Seinfeld. It included a feast, feats of strength, and the labeling of ordinary events as miracles. Festivus was entirely made up by the father... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith Faced by another toxic fire at the Harrold Road dump as a general election nears, the government has swung into action with an express ‘request for proposals’ to fix the problem. The original dump was transformed into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith Now that the political battle lines for the upcoming general election are as clear as they will ever get - and the election has been set for May 10 - we can take a look at the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith A recent spate of animal stories has unexpectedly highlighted the bad governance issues that are harming our country. Swimming Pigs First we had the demise of a certain number of the celebrated ‘swimming pigs’ of Big Major... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith A stunning photo appeared on Facebook over the weekend. Taken from the stern of a small boat speeding away from New Providence, it showed the island entirely shrouded in toxic smoke from the exploding dump. Other photos... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith ‘Kill the Bill’ has become a rallying cry for privacy advocates in the Bahamas ever since the government - without prior notice - tabled a draconian new surveillance law called the Interception of Communications Bill. This law... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith In the wake of Donald Trump’s rise to the American presidency, fake news has become a trending topic and media bias is the hot issue of the day. As Trump himself declared recently, “A lot of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith As we head into the second month of 2017, the political battle lines for the upcoming general election are becoming clearer. The old guard of the PLP (and by old we mean geriatric) confirmed their mafia-like grip... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith From all accounts, there is a huge succession problem at the upper levels of our civil service - likely due to poor education and hiring standards over the years. That’s one of the reasons retiring senior officers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith Every now and then we work ourselves into a frenzy based largely on hearsay and conspiracy theories. Eventually the controversy du jour settles down and is forgotten - until the next time. There are several of these... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at Bahama Pundit
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 Dec 21, 2016 at Bahamas Eco-Forum
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 Dec 6, 2016 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