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Socrates says...

Why did the incompetent gov't negotiators ever agree to this? obviously, they were directed from higher up. if you can spare an employee for 3 years and during that absence they are doing nothing to benefit future of the organization, clearly you are overstaffed and management should be instructed to either make staff redundant or lay them off. again another example, in case we needed one, of the useless governments we have had in this Bahamas for so long.

On Gibson 'endangering my life and my family's'

Posted 18 February 2019, 7:11 p.m. Suggest removal

Socrates says...

its intellectually dishonest to say local airlines have to pay FAA for 'privilege' to overfly own country. my online research indicates overflight fees are basically a charge to recover cost of providing a service e.g. personnel and infrastructure including communication, radar, etc. so Bahamas agreed americans provide this service last almost 70 years and we have to pay for it...

On Minister eyes air fees deal ‘shortly’

Posted 14 February 2019, 9:44 a.m. Suggest removal

Socrates says...

everyone knows gov't is preeminent. so, whatever land they need, they can take. simply need to agree payment to owners. they've done this many times before to build low cost housing and extend/expand roads.

Socrates says...

One of many reasons why VAT is temporarily at 12%. We can thank all the incompetent administrations, of which we have had an abundance in the history of this country, for allowing this sorry and sad state of affairs. this should be criminal.

Socrates says...

i have trouble believing this whole thing was cooked up to get Smith.. nothing special about him. if i was going to frame or trap someone, seems Fitzgerald would have been a better target. i believe where there is smoke there is fire or at least a source of heat. so, my take is police and AGs office botched this. what IS scary if true is the suggestion by the judge that the police manipulated the phone records to suggest a pattern of calls that never happened. if accurate, my blood crawls to think of how many ordinary innocent folks potentially could be in Fox Hill and conversely, how many guilty folks on the streets as a result of that same thing. I wonder if the magistrate grasped the significance of what she was suggesting in this,regard... it may be that a slew of cases need to be retried..

On Govt to appeal Smith acquittal

Posted 5 February 2019, 1:30 p.m. Suggest removal

Socrates says...

Isn't the reason for existence of a dock that it be used by boats? whats the difference between a mailboat (also private) using the dock, and these people? don't private airplane companies use public airports too? dont quite understand whats happening here but like i said, need more details..

On Bahamas Ferries: No more defiance of PM

Posted 4 February 2019, 3:11 p.m. Suggest removal

Socrates says...

I'll never understand why investigation reports conducted at any government owned corporation cannot be shared with us, the owners, the people of this Bahamas. we must carry the debt but not understand why the debt exists in the first place? something is wrong with that. This is not the CIA or some secret agency we're talking about.

On Bannister keeps BPL fire report under wraps

Posted 2 February 2019, 9:18 a.m. Suggest removal

Socrates says...

in principle i cant agree with this revised contribution scheme.. if i need surgery and a low income worker needs the same operation, the cost is the same, so why should i pay more? you dont educate your kids so they become the donkeys for a society... The Bahamas all screwed up.. we go from so-called no tax to out of control taxation.

On ‘Big bang’ for health tax July next year

Posted 31 January 2019, 9:54 a.m. Suggest removal

Socrates says...

The Bahamas boxing out of its weight class on this. better to sit small and keep quiet. besides, wasn't the man elected? plenty folks in power on this planet who some say stole the election...

Socrates says...

I share Chipman's frustration. The system does not work or at least gets no results.. either way, same thing. This is classic bahamas.. keep kicking issues down the road.. pkenty flowery speeches and talk.. just a lot of noise. the deep state Trump and his followers refer too is firmly entrenched in our system too. we need accountability, investigations, committees that function to give teeth to a system of checks and balances...

On Fed up Chipman loses patience

Posted 24 January 2019, 8:15 p.m. Suggest removal