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September 10, 2007

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thinsoldier

Speaking of crime:
http://www.bostonreview.net/BR32.4/article_loury.php

"Our incarceration rate (714 per 100,000 residents) is almost 40 percent greater than those of our nearest competitors (the Bahamas, Belarus, and Russia)."

thinsoldier

"Do you realize that we have had more murders in the Bahamas than has been recorded in all of Ontario Canada"

To be fair I think I should mention that in the documentary "Bowling For Columbine" it was reported that the majority of murders in Ontario happen in the City of Toronto and the vast majority of murders in Toronto are committed by Americans who came across the border from Detroit, Michigan USA.

The similarity between Toronto and the Bahamas family Islands is that some of the people they interviewed in Toronto said they felt OK about not locking their doors when they go out. Even in "black ghetto" areas many people don't lock their doors. I know in various parts of Eleuthera there are still some areas where people feel safe enough to leave their doors unlocked. But in Nassau it's quite the opposite.

Honestly, Nassau, with its crime and Grand Bahama with its disproportionate amount of gays, lesbians, incest, and child molesters give the Bahamas a very bad name.

I pray for the day when the out islands learn to band together and stop relying on NP for anything.

thinsoldier

Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought we were a D on the A-U scale?

Which would mean on the more well known A-F scale we're actually an F-- ? -

larry smith

That's true. If you adapt the 7-point (no pass, no fail) BGCSE results to the normal 4-point pass/fail grading scale used by most schools you get a much more dramatic picture of our problems.

That image is one of large-scale functional illiteracy and innumeracy.

Illiterates cannot understand basic facts, ideas and opinions, nor present them coherently.

Innumerates cannot count, multiply or recognise the difference between squares, cubes, circles and spheres.

thinsoldier

hmmm....I might be slightly innumerate :( Being a straight F math student for 5 years in high-school would do that to ya :(

Shout outs to Mr. Dorset for preparing me to become a straight A math student for 2 years in college.

oh! don't forget the Aliterate.
http://havenworks.com/vocabulary/a-z/a/aliteracy/

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