you have a point - but look at Sickened comment below.
Posted 18 July 2018, 10:44 p.m.
This is poorly written. but my point is continuing to criminalize ganja is ridiculous. legalize it so not only the doctors make money through medical marijuana but regular people can get in on the business.
Posted 18 July 2018, 10:40 p.m.
No politician can be called a national hero. After 45 years the country is 8b+ in debt- due to poor fiscal management, corruption and politricking; crime and social degradation is at an all time high; we don't have an effective energy grid; we can't feed ourselves; we are still using the Stafford Sands economic model; nothing innovative ever comes out of parliament; the country standard of literacy, arithmetic and basic critical skills are in the toilet because of substandard education and a culture of materialism and ignorance- and I can go on. We are here because of politicians- Not ONE has ever done anything- led a single initiative - while in office - except Edmund Moxey; and that Clean Green and Pristine dude who ran for marathon- intended to advance the Bahamas. I don't care what their color or desired color is.
Posted 14 July 2018, 11:17 p.m.
And one more thing- I think those women who helped get out the vote in 1967 should have been named the first national heroes. I am embarrassed to say I can't remember their names but a Ms. Bethel made a movie about them a few years ago that I saw. Now that story gave me immense pride in the country . I think that should be the criteria for national hero- selfless acts of bravery/courage/vision that moved the country forward. The national heroes CAN'T be politicians. Besides Edmund Moxey- few have attempted anything on a national scale intended to enrich the soul of our people. The so called Westminster system they were throwing around a few weeks ago, erases that possibility. And frankly after 45 years 8billion in debt, social decay, violence, environmental degradation, intense dumbing down of the population and a lack of national standards and accountability- not a single politician can honestly be called a national hero- white or black.
Posted 14 July 2018, 11:08 p.m.
John you are right. Making this about black and "Bahamian" white is a distraction. The man was a rum runner, opposed nationhood, somehow owned vast swaths of Nassau from Coconut grove to South Beach. Rum running is the same as drug running, is the same as illegal numbers - etc. Based on this logic Sebas and Flowers are nationaI heroes too- especially since they seem to do much more than than the Symonettes ever did. I want the decision makers to list the contributions these men made to the development of a modern Bahamas. Exemplary things that no one can argue. Whether they were nice people and gave a hand out here or there means absolutely nothing to me. I think we will find that none are truly deserving. Just because you decree- don't make it so.
Posted 14 July 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Name the contributions.
Posted 14 July 2018, 10:42 p.m.
That's for dam sure.
Posted 13 July 2018, 9:14 p.m.
sheeprunner12- you smarter than this- why are you choosing to miss the point?
Posted 13 July 2018, 9:05 p.m.
Man legalize it so that I can have a reason to move back to the island- where I actually have land to grow it.
Posted 13 July 2018, 8:58 p.m.
Mr. Johnson, this sounds like American pressure on the Bahamian government. So much for independence.
Posted 13 July 2018, 2:41 p.m.
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