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Islandboy242242 says...

Would like to see more green initiatives vs Dinosaur technology and messy crude oil storage but I understand the draw. My worries would be the tankers coming from other foreign countries and little care/attention/regulation when it comes to their oil transfer to the mainland, and when and where they are allowed to empty their ballast water. All kind of crud, crap, and invasive marine species could be in that ballast water.
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Last point...anyone find it strange that there are no available MLS realty listings for East Grand Bahama? Who is holding on to the property waiting for things to develop in East GB. Would like to think private citizens could be allowed to buy their piece of East Coast GB beach property but there's nothing available???

Islandboy242242 says...

Sounds good. Would be nice to put a proper bus terminal on one of the abandoned properties near Hoffer as well. lol at the dominoes playing comment :)

On Bay Street taxi drivers face Kelly Dock move

Posted 15 February 2018, 4:43 p.m. Suggest removal

Islandboy242242 says...

Hmmm. But where exactly are these Flamingos coming from? Being a protected species shouldn't they just remain in their natural habitat? Unless they are displaced or injured what are we really protecting?

Islandboy242242 says...

It could be beneficial but needs more work.

- We need more incentive and increased ease of doing business for Bahamians. Fare business license fees and expedited business license application processing for Bahamians. Also would like to see:

- Different $$ Threshold for Bahamians vs Foreigners and a higher than 250K minimum for Foreigners.
- More details pertaining to these special zones and incentives - will foreigners just get huge amounts of crown land as "incentives"?

- Also probably gonna need some sort of totalization agreement for taxes between the US and The Bahamas to attract US business.

On Ingraham raps enterprise bill

Posted 28 November 2017, 2:39 p.m. Suggest removal

Islandboy242242 says...

It could be beneficial but needs more work.

- We need more incentive and increased ease of doing business for Bahamians. Fare business license fees and expedited business license application processing for Bahamians. Also would like to see:

- Different $$ Threshold for Bahamians vs Foreigners and a higher than 250K minimum for Foreigners.
- More details pertaining to these special zones and incentives - will foreigners just get huge amounts of crown land as "incentives"?

- Also probably gonna need some sort of totalization agreement for taxes between the US and The Bahamas to attract US business.

Islandboy242242 says...

Someone handing out free rose colored glasses to the crowd? I don't know about you but my fear of crime is still pretty high, always looking over your shoulder, thinking twice about going out at night etc etc. Crime might be down from the proverbial killing spree that seemed to be rampant a few weeks ago but the murder count is still up vs last year and it will take a while of consistent results for people to let their guard down a bit..............................................................
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I'm happy there has been a lull and always appreciative of the work of the RBPF, seems strange that we can just turn the murder light switch off for a few weeks but hope it stays quiet over the Holiday Season.

On Crime’s down, now jobs is my priority

Posted 24 November 2017, 10:41 a.m. Suggest removal

Islandboy242242 says...

It's a strange one. Some aspects of the bill could benefit Bahamians, some could very well hurt us. Not sure why in the world they would allow auto approval of work permits after 14 days (what if the application gets lost on someone's desk), and I thought it only applied to the original business creator, but section 7.3 says "and any in-house professional designated." .

I could see how some new business/industry types could spur on growth and breathe some new life into our markets but seems like Bahamians are trying to make some of the listed industries work and grow here without foreign help - LENO Wealth Management etc. I would like to see us first look at incentivizing local Bahamians to start these industries rather than jump right to foreigners................................................................................................................ ........................................... . ... Are they going to designate some zones as Commercial Enterprise Zones and offer free crown land as well? The bill makes mention of zone designation then "economic incentives" to the specified zone so who knows how far that will go?

On ‘We have to open up the economy’

Posted 23 November 2017, 10:25 a.m. Suggest removal

Islandboy242242 says...

It's a strange one. Some aspects of the bill could benefit Bahamians, some could very well hurt us. Not sure why in the world they would allow auto approval of work permits after 14 days (what if the application gets lost on someone's desk), and I thought it only applied to the original business creator, but section 7.3 says "and any in-house professional designated."
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I could see how some new business/industry types could spur on growth and breathe some new life into our markets but seems like Bahamians are trying to make some of the listed industries work and grow here without foreign help - LENO Wealth Management etc. I would like to see us first look at incentivizing local Bahamians to start these industries rather than jump right to foreigners................................................................................................................
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Are they going to designate some zones as Commercial Enterprise Zones and offer free crown land as well? The bill makes mention of zone designation then "economic incentives" to the specified zone so who knows how far that will go?

Islandboy242242 says...

I agree with "this is ours" and "porcupine" trying to make an argument that its better for this person and that person that we all buy brand new vehicles is pretty poor. The reality, as stated, is a new car is a luxury item most of us cannot afford. Globalization is real in the 242 and not going anywhere, those that had an advantage based on limited shipping options, logistics etc have no choice but to adapt somehow.

Islandboy242242 says...

Terrible news after a fresh alert from the US that was advising citizens not to visit Cuba because of dangers and embassy personnel falling ill. Add to the fact that some unknowing people think The Bahamas is inaccessible due to the recent hurricanes...

On US woman’s body dumped in bushes

Posted 2 October 2017, 10:08 a.m. Suggest removal