Today’s Blog Post
Last Friday night here in Nassau, an American (Kyle Bruner, 34) was shot (and later died), as he tried to stop three punk a** Bahamians from robbing two women at gun point. Kyle was the first mate on the Liberty Clipper.
We personally had nannies. Ladies which took care of me and my brother, disciplined us (oh, yeah, and they were good at it too), fed us, took us to church, shopping, worked beside my family and became “friends”. Not the case in most instances for sure.
Foreign direct investment is the driving force of this economy. Foreign labour on the domestic side meantime is an integral part of our socio-economic structure. To handle this irresponsibly is to threaten the economy. The Bahamas cannot afford to lose its foreign investments and investors. If every single expatriate closed their companies and/or left the job and went back home right now, our country and its economy would come to a complete standstill.
So, life can’t be too bad. Just different. Ever changing. Requiring adaptation and creativity. And a bit of writing. So stay tuned. Who knows where this will lead.
During the annual “great white northern migration” of tourist here to the Bahamas, one thing we regularly encounter is seemingly intelligent twenty/thirty-somethings deciding to do the most random stuff.
Street art is everywhere in Nassau. You just have to explore to find them.
It starts off rather innocently really. A reminder on the trip back from SoCal to bring my tux. Then an email updating me that we have an invitation from the spouses company to attend an annual fund raising event where dignitaries, socialites, and celebrities would be in attendance for one of the local schools. Not [...]
When this Redneck moved from SoCal to Nassau, I had a variety of different emotions; concerns about a new culture i had NO exposure to, a location that is in the middle of the freakin ocean, an unknown job market, leaving behind my known associates/business as well as the availability of chewing tobacco and grits [...]
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