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Economist says...

"Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told reporters they remained committed to tackling the issue, and warned that if they did "nothing", a quarter of a million migrants would reach the US this year, according to Reuters news agency."

Hardly a million a day. Please get your facts straight.

I am suggesting that the Defence force do its job along the 80 mile part of ocean through which all the Haitians come through.

It is only in the last 20 years that the US has decided to deal with illegals. It is much easier for one to cross a 2,000 mile boarder with tunnels etc. No tunnels to The Bahamas.

Since we can't fix the Haitian economy we have to do the next best thing and that is to plug the 80 mile gap.

Economist says...

It is interesting to note that no one mentions Bahamians failure to keep the Haitians out of The Bahamas.

Perhaps John could enlighten us as to why we Bahamians have not done our job in protecting our land? Perhaps he can explain how it is not the Bahamas Defence Force failure that the Haitians are here.

The Bahamas has, most recently spent $232 million dollars on 8 ships for the Defence Force. Add that to what we have spent over the last 45 years and you are over $1 Billion.

Maybe we should shut the Defence Force down, fire the useless defence force personnel, and us the funds to pay for all the services that the Haitians are costing us in the first place.

Economist says...

Gatwick, London is a single runway airport and they managed to run over 40 million, that's right, over 40 million passengers through each year.

Just need good radar and Air traffic Controllers who know what they are doing.

This is your opportunity, Bahamas Air Traffic Controllers, to show the world how good you really are.

Economist says...

The land has not yet been given away and there is no approval for a refinery for out east yet either.
Where is the BAMSI benefit?
What lessons did you learn and say what you would have done with Princess and Our Lucaya?

On EDITORIAL: Steady as she goes

Posted 31 May 2019, 3:33 p.m. Suggest removal

Economist says...

The DPM is doing an excellent job in trying to bring some sense to the financial chaos of our public finances.

On $1.3bn tax giveaway

Posted 31 May 2019, 3:22 p.m. Suggest removal

Economist says...

Oban did not cost the Taxpayers anything. Bamsi cost the taxpayers millions.

Birdie, 50 years of massive Budget deficits cannot be corrected in one or two. Peolple don't have any money because it was spent recklessly over the last 50 years.

On EDITORIAL: Steady as she goes

Posted 31 May 2019, 1:14 p.m. Suggest removal

Economist says...

Very well said.

Economist says...

The percentage of assets affected by The Bahamas is small compared to the U.S. which is also listed a little further down; though the U.S. has a 60% vs 100% (Bahamas) tax haven rating.

Economist says...

"Mr Miller backed Super Value owner, Rupert Roberts, who he argued was correct to reject WTO accession despite the heavy criticism he had received for saying so publicly. “The big boys will come here and wipe us all out in the retail sector,”

Ever heard of online shopping Mr. Miller? The Big boy is already here! So while you are losing business other Bahamians are starting freight service companies and hiring the staff that you let go. Just like the Industrial Revolution, things are changing.

Are you going to adjust to the new reality or will you become an ancient relic? Your choice.

Economist says...

Bahamians will have to work abroad in these fields for there to be enough Bahamians for a one off job like this.
No doubt the foreign persons do this for a living all over the world and go from place to place. You will probably find a dozen nationalities among them.