Level the playing field??? Against Atlantis?
"*it will also ensure vacation home owners, many of whom live outside this country and benefit from costly destination marketing efforts, contribute to the public purse.*"
Who are we kidding, when they rent these homes, they live like average Bahamians, they catch the bus, they shop at the food store and they take in some sight seeing. I.e. They pay VAT just like us.
Just call it what it is, you're taxing them further
Posted 17 August 2017, 5:17 p.m.
Oh and after they're done with that landscaping course give them a project to convert a pilot area into a green space, something that looks like the cable beach strip, right in their community. And not the basketball park or the roundabout, they are relatively ok. Pick a spot that has high visibility but is in **desperate** need of transformation, make it look like a paradise. That's their project, every constituency. They can even partner with the construction students on that.
Posted 17 August 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Wishful thinking, rightful thinking, but wishful.
More than likely the fathers have no money to help, and no skills to get enough money to help. The most that could be done to them is to throw them in jail which I'm not convinced helps anyone. I'd say the children are the ones to focus on, the only way the children get out of this is through education.
Her plight is probably multiplied a thousand times over
There's 20 million being allotted to "constituency work", might as well have left the Urban Renewal line item in place for as much thought as went into that. I HOPE the larger part of that money isn't going to fix things that will need refixing in another year. But I'm almost certain they will give it to a few men to pull weeds and hack up the grass. I'd pay for some people to get some skills over and above being a waiter. Skills that will earn them a living wage. For example, rather sending people to weed, let them go through landscaping courses teaching how to properly maintain landscapes. There's a shanty town problem. Get some young men involved in constructing small cheap hurricane resistant homes, train them properly so when it's done they can move to bigger projects.
Each mp needs to know who is in their constituency, who needs help, and what kind of help they need, I said this from May 11th. I'm disappointed it hasn't happened. Then and ONLY then can they say that 20 million is going toward programs that the constituency needs. What age groups do you have, are they reading? Are they remedial? Are they working? What skills do they have, what skills does the country need, what skills can be taught in the short /long term? It takes thought but no one is thinking, just creating a lot of theatre marching people to court to distract from not having any plans.
Posted 17 August 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Outside of infertility issues, it's easy to get pregnant. Some persons never developed the ability to make wise decisions. And even those who do can make dumb ones. At 41 it's probably a blessing that she doesn't have 15-20 children. As Sammy Starr would say, she is who she is so what we gone do? Meaning she can't put the children back, there are more like her and more coming up like her, so what we gone do? I'd say education has to find a way to link choices in school to life after school. Have an idea that I believe would help...
Posted 17 August 2017, 7:15 a.m.
What you're saying is fine, in theory, but I simply don't understand why you'd force an athlete to break their body just to win one race. If we don't have a team that can win, we don't have a team that can win. I find Bahamians in general like to ignore reality and puff us up bigger than we are. If Steven had run, it's likely we wouldn't have medaled anyway. We may not have even reached the finals.
Posted 17 August 2017, 1:57 a.m.
Yes, I acknowledged that when I said, "*you take the chance if you don't run your best you don't get to the final*". "But", if the athlete honestly feels they can't do it, I don't know if "winning" at their expense is that important. Maybe I'm not passionate enough about it, I'm ecstatic that we even had a team to run the heats. Steven Gardiner is no Allyson Felix "yet", that girl is seasoned, I don't think I've ever seen her collapse after a race. I'd venture to say Shaunae isn't even as strong as her, "yet". Did you see how Shaunae's legs gave out at the end of the race? The same thing happened last year when she won gold. Gardiner will come in to it, but the country can't force him to break his body just so they can claim one gold medal.
The most important thing for me is you come to this agreement before you even leave the Bahamas with input from their personal coaches. What can you do, what can't you do.
Posted 17 August 2017, 1:46 a.m.
Let's see if they remove your comment LOL
Posted 16 August 2017, 9:50 a.m.
Hmm the comment was removed but it had no bad language, no libelous info, only referenced the dept of health... Strange
Posted 16 August 2017, 5:33 a.m.
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Posted 15 August 2017, 5:40 p.m.
It does seem as if it's business as usual
Posted 15 August 2017, 5:13 p.m.
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