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realfreethinker 3 years, 10 months ago on Biden selects Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

Harris isn't even African American. Her mother is Indian and her father is jamaican. Lolololol. Four more years of trump

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tell_it_like_it_is 3 years, 10 months ago on 44 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Tuesday

It would be foolish to extend the lockdowns. With the continuous flow of cases in Grand Bahama even before the national lockdown, it shows these lockdowns aren't doing much. Keeping the border closed was the cause and also the answer.

These cases came from the USA. It will take a while to normalize. Continually making everyone stay home is not effective - Grand Bahama is proof of this. Just keep the borders closed for a while longer. Everyone is rushing to a vaccine. I think that will be coming through the pipeline soon. The US will probably be among the first to get it, so that will help things turn around. If the timeline of Feb/2021 for a vaccine is realistic, that would be a good thing.

Let the businesses socially distance, people wear masks and just see how long you can keep the borders closed, but stop these 24-hour curfews. I think the 10 pm curfew is okay.

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johnmcntsh 3 years, 10 months ago on FDI’s 33% decline ‘horrendous signal’

Get your electricity problems fixed. There are few companies that want to invest in a nation where electricity is not a necessity. Infrastructure is a necessity.

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rawbahamian 3 years, 10 months ago on ALICIA WALLACE: There are too many unanswered questions and a lack of respect

All of the above mentioned steps sound logical only to disciplined people but they are being posted for people with single digit I.Q.'s with grade D grades and only understand partying, baby making, guns, drugs, remy and nails, so seriously 🤔🤨

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joeblow 3 years, 10 months ago on COVID TAKES HIGH TOLL ON MARRIAGE: Lawyers report surge in couples looking to divorce after lockdown

True, but unfortunately Christian values are discretionary. They can be taught, but it is up to the individual to choose to apply them. The high esteem in which Bahamians were held was when we applied them. Our low estate is because of their abandonment!

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rodentos 3 years, 10 months ago on 'Economic implosion' fear if lockdown not relaxed

it collapsed already... could not get any quickrete last week after standing 2 hours in the line. what is this

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Economist 3 years, 10 months ago on UPDATED: 30 new cases of COVID-19, two deaths reported on Friday

The level of incompetence never ceases to amaze.

If the health workers have all the PPE, as the PM says they do, then why are they all being exposed????

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joeblow 3 years, 9 months ago on PETER YOUNG: Extremists have stolen the BLM banner and could end up giving Trump a lifeline

Many people will be surprised AGAIN at the outcome of this election because they refuse to observe the signs and elevate their opinions above reality. The simple facts are that more independents support Trumps positions, black voters are shifting their support to Trump at higher numbers than last election and polls show that people who intend to support Trump don't reveal their real intentions to pollsters. Add to the mix that people are tired of the rioting, looting and Democratic disregard for violent protests and a power cocktail is working against Biden! .

Disliking Trump will not change the fact that barring some miracle, he will win again in November!

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tribanon 3 years, 9 months ago on Lockdown spike in family abuse: Jump in domestic attacks as isolation takes toll at home

We should all be asking ourselves: Why are we hearing about this from the IDB, a foreign controlled organization, rather than from our own elected government officials?

Of course these types of reports by the IDB to the Bahamian public naturally beg another question: Just who exactly is now running our bankrupt country and overseeing its governmental affairs?

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Dawes 3 years, 9 months ago on LETTER: Zimbabwe still in crisis

Zimbabwe did this to themselves. They were known as the breadbasket of Africa and decided for political reasons do do stuff which destroyed that. If they had taken a long term view of slowly changing the ownership of the land it would have worked, but a short sharp treatment such as they did hasn't. Hell even if they took the land as they did and had a plan to keep the farms going ti would have worked but they didn't.

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Socrates 3 years, 8 months ago on Vaughn Miller goes all in and joins PLP

There is something fundamentally wrong with a system where you get elected by voters from one party then as a personal decision, betray that vote by joining another party that those voters did not support. Its time for some kind of constitutional amendment where if a member wants to switch, you vacate the seat and hold a bye-election.

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truetruebahamian 3 years, 8 months ago on Testing plan to escape COVID 'sledgehammer'

Mr. Myers has presented the most sensible and forward thinking solutions and explanations. Perhaps persons with businesses or projects in other islands will be allowed to use the rapid test results to travel there and back to those islands from New Providence. This will engage better commerce and employ those furloughed to enjoy an income and complete projects which have been put on hold since march. This will assist in the necessary businessactivity on these islands. Those who are of responsible behaviour and who present negative Antigen or antibody tests should and must be able to travel and continue work on the projects. This is essential. Anything otherwise is unacceptable.

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BONEFISH 3 years, 7 months ago on INSIGHT: We’ll all be winners if we each do what we can in the fight against COVID

Ms.Jacinda Ardem is the prime minister of New Zealand and not president.

New Zealand is not a republic, it has a governor general.

Bahamians love politics and power but don't understand governance and management.

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whogothere 3 years, 7 months ago on INSIGHT: Science is the way forward

If anything science is the biggest loser in all of this. Shown essentially to be a the sum of postering opinions that are ultimately politically and financially motivated in the pursuit of a monopoly on truth. Never in our lives have we seen so many ’scientists’ use opinion in pursuit of the facts.

  1. The reality is scientifically
    speaking this is a mild disease, with mild outcomes for 99% of those that are exposed to it.

  2. For the other 1% a small fraction need to be hospitalized.

  3. Of that small fraction an even tinier proportion ultimately die - around 0.08%-0.24%

  4. Of those that succumb Around 94% are those were ultimately were likely to die having been already inflicted with another on average 2-3 serious ailments.

This the reality whether you believe in lockdowns, masks, or whatever. Cardio Vascular disease kills 17 Million annually! Cancer kills 9.56 Million annually. And yet we dealing with a virus that trends towards natural mortality and we’ve destroyed our civilization. And while covid death in children is less 0.0018% around 80 million children under the age of 1 failed to receive vaccination against measles, polio and others as result of the policies these pandemic. Science failed us. Politicians failed us.

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hrysippus 3 years, 7 months ago on Lyford Cay wages equal $3k to all Nassau families

The usual negative comments from the usual commentators. You never miss the water until the well run dry. It is sad that some Bahamians would like to see all the enclaves in the country that are the home to wealthy Bahamians and wealthy foreigners closed and their many employees without a job. Just sad.

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JokeyJack 3 years, 7 months ago on Lyford Cay wages equal $3k to all Nassau families

Who does have the best interest at heart for the young man in Bain Town with no job, no education, and no hope? His teenage mother? His absent father? His "looking to fill the pews" pastor? His "I gah lock you up and give you lifetime police record" local police officer? His "please tief some money and buy me something nice" girlfriend?

Oh, my bad, I didn't realize all his problems are caused by the white man in Lyford Cay. Apologies.

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C2B 3 years, 7 months ago on Lyford Cay wages equal $3k to all Nassau families

Decouple the currency from the USD and let the chips fall where they may. Eliminate all import duties and institute an income and asset tax. A good 50%-80% devaluation in the Bahamian dollar will follow. The local legacy rich will get a severe haircut and rich foreigners will stay away because of the taxes. Then the only foreigners to complain about will be short term visitors. We can tolerate them as they are leaving soon. Most Bahamians aren't travelling anywhere anytime soon so no need for a strong Bahamian dollar. If you are serious about getting rid of foreigners and local rich whites, go ahead and take the necessary steps.

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BahamaPundit 3 years, 7 months ago on Bahamas misses over marine genetics share

If you don't have the brains to do it for yourself, WTO will flatten you like a pancake. We need to get some proactive leadership brains in this country that actually read books and implement analytical reasoning to the economics of the country. It's not rocket science, but critical thinking skills are required.

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C2B 3 years, 7 months ago on Lyford Cay value open to question

Your 4th paragraph is a fine bit of literature. Sarkis just happened to live in Lyford Cay? The fact that he is surrounded by a community of his peers had nothing to do with his residency? This could have happened in Haiti? Also, when someone invests the equivalent of 8-10% of the yearly National GDP in one project, it is the height of ignorance to call that an "impact". It is proportionally out of scale with virtually any other foreign investment made on Earth in the past decade.