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John 10 hours, 11 minutes ago on Near 50% of Bahamians 'cannot make ends meet'

@Realitycheck : you have me confused. You call me boy and senior citizen almost in the same sentence.

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John 13 hours, 19 minutes ago on Near 50% of Bahamians 'cannot make ends meet'

When Hubert Minnis was a young boy and played marbles , flies kite or spun top around in the area of his daddy’s gas station, half the boys he played with had on pants that had more patches than pants. Many were bare footed because they didn’t dare wear their church or school shoes in the ‘yard’ and they had nothing else to put on. And when the Hobby Horse race track was open many shops in the area did not see a customer from the track opened at10 am until the locals got back home after 5 pm. Even the numbers boys complained about how slow things were when the race track was open because everyone who bought numbers preferred to play the horses instead. And after losing most of their money at the tracks, which was often the case, many would return home to borrow a dollar or two or go ‘trust ‘ a 1/2 pound of sausage, a can of tomato paste, some rice an an onion from the neighborhood store. That would make supper for a family of five, while someone figured what the children would carry to school for lunch the next day. Even if it meant borrowing a dollar from the neighbor for the children to share. So making ends meet or not being able to make them meet is nothing new to Bahamians. The economic boom and false economy before the recession left many piling their hair (or weave) and trying to remember how they made it before then. The average Bahamian Home did not have electricity or running water, and cell phones, cable, internet and air conditioners did not exist. The average Bahamian did not own a car and they only caught the jitney when they were going downtown or to the race track in Cable Beach. And there were no fast foods and it wasn’t every day one could afford a chicken in the bag from Father Allen’s on Wulff Road or ‘Dirty’s’ what still on Nassau Street. Keats was a little more cheaper and they peeled the potatoes right there to make the fries. And since most homes had only one lamp of candle, everyone had to fall sleep before the lamp ‘get blow out’ or the candle burned itself out. And if someone had just died in the neighborhood you would try fall asleep before everyone else while fighting off mosquitoes and the uncomfortable summer heat.

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John 1 day ago on A royal wedding bridges the Atlantic, opens up a modern era

And while Bahamian women could have easily outdone the Brits in the hat attire, Meghan, in her natural beauty, and absence of excessive makeup and unusual cut wedding dress, that seem to fit her into it naturally, easily seamlessly assumed the role of Sir Sidney Poitier in the movie, ‘Guess who’s coming to dinner.’

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John 1 day ago on A royal wedding bridges the Atlantic, opens up a modern era

Yes it seems that while the Royal Family and their guests had finally accepted everything nont traditional about the queen’s grandson, Harry ‘s, weeding, non were prepared for Rev. Curry’s sermon that featured quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King and exerpts from the ole negro spiritual, ‘A Balm in Giliad.’ As Rev. Curry delivered his hard hitting, unusual, and obviously directed sermon, not only could wedding guests , including members of the royal seen squirming in their seats, but the profuse sweating by many would lead one to believe the air conditioner had failed. And the stunningly dressed Serena Williams captured the press and the absence of Donald Trump was of no major concern, because, according to Rev. Curry, ‘Love conquers all,’. And Martin Luther King’s dream of little black boys holding hands with little white girls was transferred to a prince holding hands with the love of his life in a palatial sort of way for the entire world to see. And the Rolls Royce’s and the police driven Range Rovers and of course the blue Jaguar. And Magan’s Mother wearing dreadlocks and herself obviously blushing at Rev Curry’s sermon, was the only member of her family there.

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John 1 day, 11 hours ago on NEMA anticipates seven hurricanes this year

First tropical disturbance expected to pass in the area of Abaco?grand Bahama this weekend.

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John 2 days, 5 hours ago on Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people

Well the great debate in the media now is whether this 17 y/o boy should be charged with weapons of mass destruction, since the bombs found in his possession did not have detonating devices. But there are several things operating in the US that is fueling these mass shootings. Not necessarily agreeing that the parents should be held accountable because most of these young killers get their instincts from the internet or sources outside the home. There are websites that promote violence en masse and hate groups feed the aide that Americans are under threat of being attacked not only from foreign countries but also from factions within the country. Trumps plan to arm teachers will not be effective but only change the mode of attack.

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John 2 days, 8 hours ago on Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people

Maybe someone can explain how these mass killers in the US survive to be safely arrested and taken into to custody by police, but persons stopped on a traffic offence ends up dead.

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John 2 days, 13 hours ago on Police chase leads in sex attacks hunt

And police must take action against individuals posting other people’s pictures claiming they are the perpetrators of crime. One individual has been seriously affected, even having death threats made against him when his pic was posted.

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