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BahamaMan 10 years, 7 months ago on VIDEO: '30 dead' after Haitian sloop runs aground

I just want to say how ashamed I am to call myself a Bahamian. I have been reading these racist, prejudice, and judgmental statements from my "proud" Bahamians.We call ourselves a Christian Nation, but tell me, how can you be a Proud Christian and Proud Bahamian, when the Bible speaks about pride and arrogance?

1 Samuel 2:3 (#1 of 10 Bible Verses about Pride and Arrogance) 3"Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed.

Proverbs 8:13 (#2 of 10 Bible Verses about Pride and Arrogance) 13To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.

Proverbs 11:2 (#3 of 10 Bible Verses about Pride and Arrogance) 2When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Proverbs 13:10 (#4 of 10 Bible Verses about Pride and Arrogance) 10Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

Proverbs 16:18 (#5 of 10 Bible Verses about Pride and Arrogance) 18Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 29:23 (#6 of 10 Bible Verses about Pride and Arrogance) 23 A man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.

Remember that we are also foreigners to this land because we were brought here as slaves. This land that you are so PROUD of belongs to God.

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Greentea 10 years, 7 months ago on VIDEOS OF SUSPECTS RELEASED

This is a really serious act and it requires a response that is sure and swift. Unfortunately for us, I have no faith- and this is a sad thing to admit much less say- that this administration or the last has/had the vision or political will to develop and enforce solutions to the problem. Policing and the judicial system in this country are broken and the criminals in this act has given everyone the middle finger. This is what we get for settling for the sad representation and governance we have had for the past decades. This is what the so called middle class get for remaining silent all these years and protecting what they thought was their hard won territory at the expense of the rest of Bahamians. Leaving over the hill but renting substandard housing to the poorer replacements, and immigrants and then showing them disdain- even though only one generation removed from that condition themselves. This is what we get for claiming righteousness, but taking the shortcuts too when made available to us. This is what we get with a tourist economy that paid pool hands at Atlantis twice as much as teachers and expected that profession to attract the best and brightest? To remain a respected profession in an increasingly consumerist society? This is what we get when we pass incompetent so called teachers onto vulnerable students for decades. This is what we get when criminal activity is glamorized. This is what we get in a country without accountability, a culture of responsibility and consequences for serious anti-social behavior. This is what you get when immoral acts against children, women and the defenseless are not punished. This is what we get when those with all want more and suck and suck and give nothing back to the community. This is what you get when people only think about themselves and theirs and forget that if you don't think about community and show concern for it and your neighbor, that the neighbor might someday prey on you. This is what you get when you stop taking children to church (your right) - but have no alternative ways to teach children the valuable human lessons of the those Bible stories- irrespective of what you believe. Too many hypocrites in the so-called church. The old prey on the young, women and men covet each other's things- husbands, wives and partners without consequence and feed off of the thrill of secrecy and ego. We hurt each other without thought. We are lazy, suckneck, hypocrites. After 40 years of prosperity we should be ashamed of where the country is right now. It should have been a gem, but instead we have created a multi-headed monster that is careening into an abyss. We live next to a murderer who is out on bail. Every time I see that fella I wonder - what does that say- his being out on the free walking the streets- about how we value of the life he took. And you know what the answer is- nothing. If we don't value the place- if we don't expect AND insist on better- it aint coming.

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banker 10 years, 5 months ago on Embassy warning on crime does not seek to kill 'the golden goose of tourism'

I remember what Comrade Commish Greenside said. He said that violent crime was down, but murders were up. Apparently murders don't count as violent crimes in the Bahamas any longer. I would have been able to more accurately quote what he said, but I can't because I was invited to watch his statements on TV in the PM's pool house. When I got there, the TV was gone.

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BahamianAway 10 years, 3 months ago on Bahamians ‘can’t find jobs in construction’

Let's not forget how Bahamian workers operate when on the job.

Joe Blow shows up at work around 10am when he was suppose to be there for 8am, he then takes a hour to get set up, leaving him with one hour in which to work before he jumps off at 12pm for lunch. He then takes a 2 hour lunch and comes back at somewhere after 2pm. He works for about 2 hours before claiming he needs to go and pick up his children at school for 4pm. Then he is gone all day....but he wants to be paid for an 8hr day. Heaven forbid his employer complains because then he wants to file complaints with the labour unions. Who then claim that Mr. Joe Blow is being overworked and underpayed.

Whereas the Haitian or Mexican who is so grateful to be able to work and send a few dollars home to their family will be at work from 7am, eat lunch while working, and continue on past the knock off time of 5pm and give no complaints when the boss man asks him to do a little extra.

Not saying all Bahamians are like this...but the vast majority of them have this attitude that they are entitled as opposed to be fourtunate they reside in a country where they have the opportunity to work.

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BahamianAway 10 years, 3 months ago on Bahamians ‘can’t find jobs in construction’

I am not condoning illegal activity, all I am saying is this article doesn't speak to the entire truth of the situation. This may seem unrelated but look at the situation with the customs officer- they are walking off the job because of extended hours.

What I am trying to highlight is if a person truly wants to work and is qualified to work I can't see how if a job is available they couldn't get it. I work in both the Bahamas and the US and I am not by any means saying the US is better because they to have their faults, but I see the young Bahamian men showing up to work high, they want to smoke and hold down a construction job.

There are many facets to this hiring of illegal immigrants to work situation in the Bahamas. My mentality is that of if you are qualified and are willing to work, willing to learn, and you are dependable then a job should be yours. Call it house negro mentality or whatever you chose but until Bahamians break that sense of entitlement unfourtuntely the illegals will always have the edge over us.

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GrassRoot 10 years, 3 months ago on 15-year-old girl shot dead

whats wrong with you people. This is a 15 year old child.. Shot. In her head. Don't make her the perpetrator here. There is a person out there to shot her in her head for no reason, with a gun that most certainly not registered. And that person is on the run. who cares why he killed her. Fact is he killed her. We can not protect the weak, even if they make a mistake and "are bad"? Please.

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asiseeit 10 years, 2 months ago on Builder 'who failed' is awarded contract

I am starting my own personal revolt. I will not pay for anything I do not need at any establishment in the Bahamas nor will I pay one red cent to the government directly in taxes until the FREEDOM of INFORMATION act is ENACTED! I am sick and tired of getting ripped of by successive governments of this country. I am dead serious, they are stealing our money and NO ONE seems to care, well I do and I will do my part, anybody else? I am so mad right now i am ready to spit. This is our money people and they want more of what you work hard for to continue this crap? Get real, I am done!

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banker 10 years, 2 months ago on Builder 'who failed' is awarded contract

Actually, shutting down the cruise port and the banks may be the best plan for the future. We need a real change in the monolithic economy. Saying that Bahamians are living good compared to other countries is like saying "Hey, I'm okay, my cancer is smaller than the other guy's cancer". It is still cancer. We need a robust economy based on other things, like trade, knowledge industries, brokerage, agriculture (yes lets get the Eleuthera pineapple crops growing again instead of Costa Rica eating our lunch), and many other things. We have more resources than we believe, and yet we still use the most over-worn tool of our economy -- tourism. It is time to think outside of the box.

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ThisIsOurs 10 years, 1 month ago on Workers' protest is a hazard of the job for Prime Minister

*I’m still trying to get my head wrapped around why they’re here this morning. *

Yes please get your head wrapped up soon, before the entire Bahamas shows up one morning

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banker 10 years, 1 month ago on Former DPM says the Foreign Minister is 'anti-American'

There are no real CCTV professionals in the Bahamas -- just a bunch of uncertified wannabees who have never done anything except a house installation and now they thing they are qualified to execute a large-scale project. Every large-scale project given to Bahamians is half-done, poorly executed and haphazard workmanship by amateurs.

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i_land_boy 10 years, 1 month ago on DREDGING STOPPED BY PRIVY COUNCIL

GeneralCrazy - you talk about the slave masters in London, when in actual fact its the black slave masters in our government you should be worried about, they are the ones who want to take everything from the little man and live luxurious lives off of the blood and sweat of those less fortunate. You seem pretty ignorant to these things. and just ignorant in general. You should change your name to General Ignorance, its a much better fit. also there is no need to swear here, it just makes you look even dumber.

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BiminiRick 10 years, 1 month ago on Resorts World denies breaching injunction

When the top heads of Bahamian government give a major worldwide concern the go ahead for ANYTHING you want to do...they will do so! This is nothing new in the Bahamas. Every change at Lyon's place, since Rockwell owned it, has been made expressly WITHOUT the approval or even knowledge of the local population. Remember that they razed "the pines" in three days and no one knew it was coming. The property then sat barren and unused for almost 10 years. How silly that we elect "representatives" (a word that implies those elected will represent out interests), who do not consult or seek any sort of consensus from those they represent. Shame on this worldwide conglomerate for destroying Bimini. But even greater shame on us as Bahamians for ALLOWING IT!

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Cobalt 9 years, 11 months ago on AIRPORT IS HIT BY LATEST POWER CUT

Once again..... we are faced with the stark reality of Bahamian incompetence. In over 40 years both FNM and PLP have failed to produce efficient, effective energy solutions. Failure after failure after failure.....regression after regression after regression..... lie after lie after lie.

And as our brightest minds continue leave our country for other parts of the world, a huge void is left in their wake. Our country is a leaderless, rudderless, powerless, ineffective melting-pot of incompetence and ineptitude. We have failed Bahamas. Our governments have failed.... and we the people have failed.

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concernedcitizen 9 years, 10 months ago on Religious leader says homosexuality 'a massive deception'

This crap is a real laugh riot ,the churches have some of the highest %of gay people ..Equal rights for all !!!!!!!!!!!!!! We been here for 4 million years ,doing human sacrifices to satisfy a sky god for 1/2 million years ,you mean it took until 2000 years ago to get the blood the sky god real wanted ..Jesus would be appalled at the way the church has used his words and edited the bible to promote hatred and fear ...Only morons continue to fall for an us against them dogma so they can be bleed every sunday ,usually by some money hungry womanizer/manizer sweet talking freak ..


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CuriousAbaconian 9 years, 10 months ago on Religious leader says homosexuality 'a massive deception'

Equal rights for all. Simple. Not surprised that most of the bigotry posted is done so in the name of god, the biggest bigot of all.

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concernedcitizen 9 years, 10 months ago on Religious leader says homosexuality 'a massive deception'


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PKMShack 9 years, 8 months ago on Mitchell cautions Ambassador after ‘Christian spirit’ remarks

Those children are Bahamians if they are born here, are the Bahamian's born in the U.S. Bahamian's or Americans? How many Bahamian's go right to Miami and have their children turn around and come back, (btw don't pay the bill) return to our Bahamas and raise their children. Later in life they then want all the rights of American's who was born and raised in the U.S. How many Bahamians in the U.S. ILLEGALLY and still hiding and running from U.S. immigration having children btw and in the same position. They might not go there by boat but over stay and end up in the same illegal status. We have a problem here but sending kids to a country they never went to is the wrong answer. Now that the U.S is changing their policy aka anchor babies just know our time is coming to be treated the same way, what will we say then.

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Voltaire 9 years, 7 months ago on Barbed wire 'thrown in immigration officer's face'

Oh I don' know – I imagine he'd say that the actions of one individual do not in any way represent a community. That people who try to define an entire group of people by the actions of a minority engage in the definition of prejudice. Or, he might say that the man must have been in terror and desperate to get away, especially considering how the officers have been carrying on. If they will beat and drag a pregnant woman through the streets, imagine what they will do to one terrified, fleeing man. Or, he might say that this new immigration policy will be incredibly destructive to our nation in the long run, creating tensions and ethnic violence on both sides. This is how terrible, terrible things in other countries have started. OR, he might ask what the immigration officers expect while carrying out a brutal policy that is at the same time unconstitutional.