1 Vote

DaGoobs 6 years, 3 months ago on Govt 'attacking unhealthy lifestyles, not corned beef'

The ridiculous prices we pay for food based on import duties is at the bottom of this problem. If all I can afford is unhealthy foods because the cost of the good stuff is so high, then that's what I will buy because it's what I can afford based on the low wages that I am paid. Years ago I used to buy lots of fresh fruits from the food store. Nowadays I got trouble buying bananas at $1 for 2 or 3 but I can't afford grapes or strawberries or oranges any more, the cost is too high KP, you in charge of Finance and import duties. What can you do to lessen the load on the small man in this country so he can afford to buy these things again?

1 Vote

realitycheck242 6 years, 1 month ago on $2.5bn in VAT income – yet debt went up

Agreed .....but your name must be a fake ...what a recommendation from a Pastor.

1 Vote

Porcupine 6 years, 1 month ago on Time to pay for our lunch

Henry Kissinger got the Nobel Peace prize. Economics is bigger than Milton Friedman, and not an actual science, as many economists seem unaware. However, if you want a refreshing change from the poor work of Milton, try Michael Hudson, Richard Wolff, or Ha-Joon Chang. We've had it all wrong for many decades now, as if the proof isn't all around us. The Nobel commission lost the rest of its credibility after giving the Nobel to Obama. Milton Friedman and the Chicago Boys and their "ideology" resulted in the rise to prominence of Jeffrey Sachs, Alan Greenspan, Larry Summers and a host of supposed intellectuals that failed us completely. They have proven to be selfish charlatans who need to be relegated to the dustbin of history, to be forgotten as soon as possible. Their brilliant guidance has led much of the world to misery, well, except for the financiers and bankers. And Graduate, what to you call the twenty or thirty trillion dollars handed to the banks and corporations by the US taxpayer? If it wasn't a "FREE LUNCH" What the hell was it? Oh, free lunch only applies to the neediest in society. When the big banks and insurance companies went belly up due to their risky behavior, the Friedmanites were right there, ready to hand them their free lunch. No strings attached. Friedman was a loser. Too bad you needed to bring up his lame ass thinking.

3 Vote

BahamaPundit 6 years, 1 month ago on BUDGET: VAT to rise from 7.5 percent to 12 percent

Magine how this will kill the restaurant industry!!! 30% extra taxed on a meal that wasn't all that to begin with.


1 Vote

Dawes 6 years, 3 months ago on Pointe: We don't need locals - yet

Umm go to Lagos as a Chinese man and the same would probably happen in reverse.

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DDK 6 years, 1 month ago on BUDGET: VAT to rise from 7.5 percent to 12 percent

Understand, but TERRIBLY sad. They CAN, however, change their hiring practices, and the work ethics of their employees. They can also implement an employee contribution pension system. As many have said, it's not that we do not understand the necessity of paying taxes, it's what we get for those taxes.

1 Vote

johnmcntsh 6 years, 1 month ago on Leave term limits alone

I think THE GRADUATE oversimplifies the reasoning . Up until FDR it was an unwritten rule, started by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, that a president only serve 2 terms. The reasoning based on the fear of a Monarchy consolidating power and then making it impossible to depose them.
FDR, because of the Great Depression and then WW11, came to the conclusion that a change in leadership at the time would be detrimental to the country and ran 4 times, (his cousin Theodore Roosevelt considered doing this previously but did not). The American public and Congress came to the conclusion that 8 years should be long enough and the 22nd amendment was born. If you cannot done in 8 years give someone else a turn.

1 Vote

Sickened 6 years ago on Workers 'breaking down door' to make exit

So, they are expecting to get rid of 80-120 people (let's say 100) and to pay out between $1 and 2 million (let's say $1.5 million). That's $15,000 per person. Me thinks there won't be many people breaking down any doors for that.

6 Vote

One 5 years, 12 months ago on Student debtors still won’t pay up

Without this program I wouldn't have been able to afford to get my University degree. Once I obtained my degree I prioritized paying off this loan and did so within 2 years. It was possible through strict budgeting; too often persons aren't willing to live a financially humble lifestyle to pay off the loan. Now my younger sister is trying to get a degree but without this loan the family is finding it very difficult to support her ambition. These persons need to be strictly punished and forced to pay. They are effectively stealing and preventing the youth from having this opportunity.

1 Vote

DDK 5 years, 12 months ago on Competition Bill 'answers prayers' over Bahamasair

No, nor am I in favour of nepotism. This Bahamasair low fare thing has been going on for decades. Now we have an owner of another Bahamas operated airline in the HOA as Finance Minister, no less. It's like the thing with duty on commercial washers and dryers.

2 Vote

joeblow 5 years, 12 months ago on A cardinal error by the Pope?

...which is not to be confused with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!

1 Vote

TalRussell 5 years, 11 months ago on How dare you: Haitians given warning over shanty town interference

Ma Comrade The_Oracle, out the 30,000 Bahamalanders who were shipped off by the Bahamaland government, whites were but handful - reason it was known locally as "The Contract" the government had the contract with US ship off labourers as need pick fruits..... Likes the Chinese government shipped Papa Hubert 8,000 labourers build Baha Mar. Tis estimated some 3,000 Bahamalanders never did return back home and stayed living in US.

3 Vote

birdiestrachan 5 years, 11 months ago on ‘Please - answer my girl’s prayers’: Mum still waits for govt to help sick daughter

I can not understand why the mother does not apply for a Haitian passport. She would have had it by now. and the young girl would be off for treatment,

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BahamaRed 5 years, 11 months ago on Star student hopes red tape won't halt his dream

Sorry I disagree... his parents came here illegally to benefit from this country's free education. It's awesome to see that he took full advantage of what many Bahamians take for granted.

But the fact is, he's still in a country illegally. So therefore he needs to go and legally obtain the Haitian passport that he his entitled to and then legally go about getting himself off to school.

I'm tired of this issue... people coming here illegally and having children, then they don't apply for any type of papers for them. Then when something happens they cry that they are stateless. These Haitian parents are doing a disservice to their children.

The Jean-Tony case has opened the flood gate for this. First the girl with a brain cyst and now this student.

SMH.... stop coming to people's country illegally, having children, and then demanding the government to give your child status.

1 Vote

DDK 5 years, 8 months ago on DPM confirms $10m payout over CLICO

NATARIO McKENZIE, please advise who or what is CLICO (Bahamas). Thank you.

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momoyama 5 years, 5 months ago on ‘Singapore of Americas’ if we root out corruption

Your moniker fits you. My favourite Lewis Carroll character. It would be nice if you waded into the calm waters of reality every now and again, though. It would be nice if you could address matters like statistics intelligently rather than running on with nonsense. As for this hero of yours, he just needs to stop evading taxes and spare us his utterly ignorant forays into matters beyond his understanding.

1 Vote

DDK 5 years, 4 months ago on Passport chaos - we are trying to sort it

Not to worry Mudda, this decades-long problem is now going to be dealt with very ASSiduously, LOL!