As always, look for who benefits financially. Who does the gardening? Haitians. Who digs up the roads? Haitians. Who picks up the garbage? Haitians. Etc, etc, etc.Who owns all those businesses? Bahamians. And they have a name and surname and you know them all well and they could all fit around one table in the PM's office. Enough said.
Posted 19 November 2017, 6:28 a.m.
The IMF knows nothing.
We have been doing that for years at BoB. Join the PLP, put up no collateral, get as much money as you like. That turned out well.
Posted 17 November 2017, 5:48 a.m.
I know it's not his fault and he had nothing to do with it. But electing someone called "Rommel" to an international body is perhaps not the cleverest move. I can imagine the aghast faces of people when he introduces himself.
Posted 17 November 2017, 5:46 a.m.
To be fair, all postal services throughout the world have been having a tough time for decades now, as a result of e-mail. Who still sends invoices by post? No one I know.
And if someone is not online and in business...I have news for you: you are already out of business.
Posted 15 November 2017, 6:52 a.m.
Opinions are cheap and mainly hot air.
If you want the truth, look at the share price.
Posted 14 November 2017, 6:57 p.m.
And I am a what? A Martian? But let me enlighten you, because my point is exactly the one you made: if even the US, with 350m population produces morons as elements of its political class (4-5 decent Presidents in 150 years), what chance to produce a good leader out of 400k? Almost zero. Simple probabilities, which you study in 5th Grade.
Posted 14 November 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Yo, re-read the post, my friend. Then you will see that I argue that there is no race element to this. This inability to read and comprehend the written word is precisely why we have a D- average.
Posted 14 November 2017, 9:12 a.m.
Very fine sentiments. The only problem is that there is no "best" to attract. There are only shades and combinations of "incompetent", "stupid" and "corrupt".But I might be wrong...Soooo:Let's tie it to performance. How about a scale like this:You grow GDP 2%/annum, we pay you $100,000.You grow GDP 5%/per annum, we pay you $1,000,000You grow GDP 0%/ per annum, you pay us $50,000.
Would there be any takers? Would there be hell! There would not be a single "politician" in sight.
Posted 14 November 2017, 6:43 a.m.
There is no race card to be played in the Bahamas. It is a matter of simple maths and probabilities. With of a total population of only about 400,000 and a D- average education level, the odds of producing a decent leader or leading political class are close to ZERO. It does not matter whether white, black or green with blue stripes: 400k ignorants stuck on a rock are going to produce the same quality of average leadership: rubbish. That is why I can see no long term hope. Just shades of bad (FNM) and worse (PLP).
Posted 14 November 2017, 5:18 a.m.
800,000,000/400,000=$2,000 per man, woman and child in the Bahamas. Or around 10k per family. Man, are we gonna have to do some dope smuggling to pay this back!! Last boat in Miami is a slow coach!
Posted 13 November 2017, 2:07 p.m.
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