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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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by Alexander C.R. Hammond Institute of Economic Affairs You can’t escape it; capitalism has a bad rap. Last night, thousands of anti-capitalist protestors took to the streets in capital cities across the world. Wearing V for Vendetta-inspired Guy Fawkes masks (most of which are made in China), these self-styled “anti-establishment”... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Sir, Recently I noticed a discussion concerning who Bahamians hate or dislike, it’s not a question of who but rather what. It would appear my Bahamian brothers and sisters hate, with a passion, street lamp-poles, especially those on John F Kennedy Drive. Earlier this year our much-maligned Ministry of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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Education: The information-hungry populace in the Batista era was well-educated, as it remains. Student registration at primary schools in 1955 was 1,032 students per 10,000 inhabitants, higher than the figures for 1990 of 842. The registration rate for higher education was an impressive 38 per 10,000, about the same as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Concern for the environment is one thing. But Environemental zealotry can be so destructive. Lori Ackerman, Mayor of Fort St. John, British Columbia argues for Canadian industry in general and the importance of oil and gas. "Even renewable sources of energy that many may feel are far removed from traditional... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I recently heard a silly lady on the radio earlier stating “Bahamians don’t like Haitians!” May I put the young lady right? Bahamians do not like anyone who comes here and perpetually breaks our laws and then bitches and moans when we make noise and complain. Now I will really... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir, Well, that didn’t take long to get very tired of being forced to listen to Deputy Leader of the PLP, Chester Cooper; who would appear to have been well taught, by “Brave” Davis and Glenys Hanna Martin, in the art of putting foot in mouth. Probably the only thing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson First published in The Tribune November 14, 2019. This phrase arose when seafarers saw the beneficial effect of pouring a barrel of oil on storm-tossed seas and found the waves were flattened and subdued. These days the very mention of “oil” arouses public ire, with or without... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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THE NASSAU INSTITUTE & TEMPLETON RELIGION TRUST In Collaboration with the Banking Economics & Finance Department & The Economics Society of The University of The Bahamas PRESENTS Professor Richard Ebeling on The World Trade Organisation and the Global Economy When: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm Where: RBC... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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And when did socialism become so popular – particularly amongst young people? "So many people blame capitalism for all the evils in the world - from hunger and poverty in Africa to climate change..." "History is a large experimental field – and the results are clear: In those countries that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson The destruction, flooding, and profound commercial dislocation wreaked by hurricane Dorian upon Grand Bahama have awakened the long-simmering debate about how the island is governed. Way back in 1955 the Hawksbill Creek Agreement gave virtually sovereign power to foreign-owned Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), which carved out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson The physical re-building of Abaco and Grand Bahama has already begun and will continue. The rubble will be cleared away, businesses reopened, and new houses built. It won’t be easy or quick, but the energy of the Bahamian people, with generous help and expertise from abroad, will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Capitalism has been the great engine of unimagined prosperity and unimagined improvements in worker conditions. by Barry Brownstein See original article at FEE.org here... In the not so distant past, people didn't work hard, but not for the reasons the ahistorical or socialists think. There were no happy peasants laboring... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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THE NASSAU INSTITUTE & TEMPLETON RELIGION TRUST In Collaboration with the Banking Economics & Finance Department & The Economics Society of The University of The Bahamas PRESENTS Professor Fabio Rojas on Migration: “Open Borders: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels” When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Choices,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Nicholas Elliott Read original article at FEE.org here... John Bright did more than anyone else to bring about the great advances for liberty in nineteenth-century Britain. A leading orator and agitator, he was considered by many to be the best political speaker of the century. His voice contained a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Reverend Mr. Opitz is a member of the staff of The Foundation for Economic Education, a seminar lecturer, and author of the book, Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies Original article from 1986 posted at FEE.org here... Capitalism, by conquering poverty, creates the “problem” of poverty. If we look... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The late Julian L. Simon taught at the University of Maryland and is the author of The Ultimate Resource. Read the original article from 1986 at FEE.org here... Immigration is one of the most important topics of our times. The issue seems to pit (though it really does not) two... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir, I have just read the latest drivel spewing from “Rights Bahamas.” I’m terribly sorry but if you call yourselves “Rights Bahamas” surely you should be taking care of the rights of Bahamians! Mr. Smith if you think Haitians are having problems please set up a Rights Haiti to take... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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A Grand Alliance of all Motoring Organisations in Nassau is planning to hold a major Hurricane Dorian Relief Extravaganza to further raise our awareness to the on-going plight of our brethren still suffering from the ravages done on our beautiful islands of the Abacos and Grand Bahama. We invite the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Mother was a tough old gal having braved spinal surgery at an advancing age and suffering with complications ever since. Finally becoming wheelchair bound over the last couple years. Nevertheless she was to survive the forces of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour to be returned to her home in Nassau... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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In response to Nassau’s excessive blackouts and load shedding, the Creative Center is encouraging artists of all mediums to create pieces of work by lantern or candle light for its upcoming exhibition, Black Out: Art in the Dark. Sponsored by Nassau Motor Company and FG Wilson generators, and in association... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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THE NASSAU INSTITUTE & TEMPLETON RELIGION TRUST In Collaboration with the Banking Economics & Finance Department & The Economics Society of The University of The Bahamas PRESENTS Professor Fabio Rojas on Migration: “Open Borders: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels” When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Choices,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson Cable Bahamas’ deal to sell their Florida subsidiary Summit Broadband is a truly extraordinary event—both for Cable itself, and also for the entire Bahamian capital markets. On Friday August 16th an agreement was signed that will pay Cable about $332 million cash. This was not a woolly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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If you can help in any way. No donation too big or too small. For International Donors: Click here: Rotary Foundation Donor Advised Fund # 574 Or Rotary District 7020 For Local Donors: ROTARY DISASTER RELIEF FUND Commonwealth Bank Account No: 1004195 Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian Messers Pericles Maillis and Sean McWeeney circulated the following historical briefs about massive storms that struck Abaco in the past. Historical perspective is so important. Thank you gentlemen: The Forgotten 1932 Great Abaco Hurricane This one flattened Abaco, shattered Man O War Cay and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at WeblogBahamas.com