becks

2 Vote

happyfly 8 years, 12 months ago on Tourism fury over fly fishing ‘tsunami’

For pity sake. DR poachers are cleaning out the southern banks of the Bahamas like vacuum cleaners. Bahamian commercial fishermen gill net bonefish by the millions to use for fish-pot bait and most family islanders do not believe a single conservation law or marine park applies to them........ but what do we want to do.......scare off dem foreign !!

2 Vote

happyfly 8 years, 11 months ago on BFFIA president slams ‘smear’ effort

It’s not an exercise that will do us or them any harm. It will take some of the money that these foreign lodge owners are making and put it into the hand of the local guides. The monies that are involved in this industry are so large they don’t want to lose that,” said Mr Smith.

There we have it. A disgruntled small business man trying out his own little plan for wealth redistribution. Why dont we just cut to the chase and make a new law that states that all foreign fishermen have to stay in their own country and just send you money to go fishing on your own and I'll tell the foreign investors to just send me money to build a lodge for Bahamians only

3 Vote

Sickened 8 years, 11 months ago on Fly Fishing AGM was ‘dog and pony show’

Black Crab syndrome rearing it's ugly head AGAIN! We are our own worst enemies.

2 Vote

lkalikl 8 years, 11 months ago on Fly Fishing AGM was ‘dog and pony show’

All any right thinking Bahamian needs to hear is that Keod Smith was involved. That means all this nonsense is the usual PLP mischief and PLP cronyism at play. The PLP will destroy the Bahamas with their deadly combination of arrogance, ignorance and xenophobia. Tourism and xenophobia do not work. The Bahamas better realize this sooner than later, because if it keeps listening to the PLP, tourism and banking will evaporate. It has already started.

19 Vote

Required 8 years, 10 months ago on ‘Psych tests for all developers’

I couldn't agree more. Anybody willing to invest their hard earned money in a place run by this crew certainly needs to have their mental faculties questioned.

1 Vote

OMG 8 years, 4 months ago on Frustration at delay to $2bn Andros project

Why would anybody in their right mind consider investing in a country run by self serving fools. Funny how foreign money ,help etc is so welcome for all the self help projects in the country as long as the donors have no comments, then you are a FOREIGNER.

4 Vote

sheeprunner12 6 years, 3 months ago on Activist slams Royal Caribbean's $200m Coco Cay plans

The Bahamian Government should move NOW to rescind ALL of these private cays/day resorts deals that the cruise ships have access to ........ or tax them a minimum of $50-100 million a year as rent or lease of our territory ....... The cruise ships will eventually use their cays and not stop at Nassau ...... hence creating their own tourist haven in The Bahamas ........ The lease or sale of Bahamian cays to cruise lines was stupid from Day 1 and now I hope that Minnis and DD see how dangerous it will be when The Bahamas now tries to negotiate any new taxes or revenue enhancement deals with the cruise lines.

1 Vote

alfalfa 7 years, 7 months ago on Israel is seeking ‘technological co-operation’ with the Bahamas

Putting all of the Hoopla about religion and the bible aside, if Israel knows what is good for itself, it will stay the hell away from the Bahamas, the land of corruption, graft, and "under the table deals". We are masters of deception.

2 Vote

Dawes 6 years ago on Crawfish export limit faces 29% reduction

Wait, wasn't Renward just saying how we should increase all our exports. Now he is saying nope decrease.

1 Vote

Pearl 5 years, 9 months ago on Disney lays out Lighthouse Point plan

Point taken, but how many Bahamians have Disney given jobs to on their other island?

1 Vote

bcitizen 5 years, 9 months ago on INSIGHT: Disney’s plan ‘no cause for alarm’

Yep I noticed that too and I can bet you they will be severely discouraged and/or prevented from walking along the beach to the point. Time and time again I have seen developments build with the promise of public access points only to create barriers and hindrances to discourage their use. The economic benefits from the private cruise islands etc. are minimal. If it must be developed try and find a land based developer would give more bang for developing such a beautiful place.

2 Vote
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DillyTree 5 years, 8 months ago on UPDATED: Deputy Provost Marshal and police in Nygard Cay

Birdie, clearly you are not aware that there are black Bahamians who reside and own homes in Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay and Albany. Or are you conveniently ignoring that fact?

And as for "their" beach -- I'm sure you're also aware that no one owns the beach in the Bahamas.

Nygard is a criminal and should be treated as such. If he followed the law, there would be no issue. His contempt and disrespect for the Bahamian people is astounding. And you are too stupid to see that you are being used by Nygard as a tool to his ends.

4 Vote

proudloudandfnm 5 years, 8 months ago on UPDATED: Deputy Provost Marshal and police in Nygard Cay

Time to deport this scumbag and impound his property. Nygard has never been good for our country. Running the world's most exclusive and expensive private resort without a license for years. He owes us millions in room tax and operating tax. He must be made to pay in one form or another..

But he knows Brave will be PM in 3 years. He just needs to stall until then...

1 Vote

Economist 5 years, 8 months ago on 'Leave people in their homes' call as repossessions begin

Man, you must be joking, the Queen???

Who do you think controls the distribution of Crown Land??? it sure is not the Queen. Since 1973 it has been Sir Lynden, Hubert I, Perry and now Hubert M.

2 Vote

Clamshell 5 years, 8 months ago on KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF: Sir Frankie dealt blow over land ownership - but locals lose out too

Poor Neil Hartnell has fallen for the lie that Franklyn Wilson is working in a partnership with Tiger Woods. Tiger’s firm has been hired to design a golf course. Period. And it’s not even an actual golf course, it’s a 10-hole “short course.”

Tiger Woods does not have one thin dime of his own money invested in that development, and it’s a shame that Mr. Hartnell has been sucked into repeating the phony story that Mr. Wilson and Mr. Woods are partners there. The moment the checks start bouncing, Mr. Woods will bounce outta there as well.

4 Vote

bcitizen 3 years, 7 months ago on Scotiabank: 93% of transactions at closing sites digital

Like you said less banks will mean more people operating outside of the banking system and expansion of the informal economy. Thank you for agreeing with me by trying to be smart. Also are you paying my ticket to Nassau whenever I need a brick and mortar bank and have to miss a day off of work and trust me I hate going actually into these banks and avoid it like the plague if I can? Even if it is 3-4 times a year that you need a actual branch to go to that is a tremendous cost and expense for a person. You have no idea about my finances and banking needs as a long time customer of Scotia bank. When these banks can accept checks via photo from your phone, allow digital signatures, can actually mail your credit/debit cards to you, allow pinning outside of the branch, have smart ATMs that can actually deposit cash and all the other modern/digital things then maybe they can justify their reduction in physical branches. I wish all the infrastructure was in place to allow this but, it is not. If you think any reduction in infrastructure and services in a area is a good thing and will help the economy of that area you are a moron.