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by Larry Smith The island of North Bimini is just 3,100 acres in size - and most of those acres are covered by mangrove wetland, with only few hundred acres of hard land supporting about 2,000 people. In addition to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith Leslie Miller and BS The level of irrational and deceptive discourse from our political leaders can sometimes be stupefying. Take Leslie Miller. Please. But first let me remind you he is a longtime Progressive Liberal Party MP... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith There has been a flurry of discussion lately over the $400,000 annual contract given to Ian Poitier by the former government. This comes after Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar revealed in parliament that Poitier received over a million... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith In 2003 I worked at the Nassau Guardian. I clearly recall the extended political honeymoon given to Perry Christie’s new government. Why, even young Michael Halkitis at the Finance Ministry called to offer friendly access. The “Fresh... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at Bahama Pundit
by Larry Smith After thanking Perry Christie, the Progressive Liberal Party and his erstwhile constituents in Fort Charlotte for their support, Alfred Sears attempted to define “the way forward” for his party and the country. In his first post-election commentary... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Bahama Pundit
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