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A COMIC'S VIEW: Land lease is a circus but no one’s laughing

THE greatest showman who ever lived, PT Barnum, gifted the world with this hard truth; “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Produce the document, Mr Pinder

I AM intrigued by the situation surrounding Mr. John Pinder, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) MP for Central and South Abaco.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: It’s not what you say... but how you say it!!

THIS week has been hard for Bahamians. Ever since news broke late last Friday that a beautiful, young baby girl affectionately known as ‘Bella’ lost her life, there’s been a pall cast over the nation.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Speaker Deveaux raises eyebrows in the House

IMAGINE living in a time when you have to be careful about the air you breathe because a deadly virus is in the air. Now because this same virus has led to a pandemic that has also wrecked your country’s economy, imagine having to worry about your job, having enough money to feed your family, and the education of your children.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: A political view inspired by the next generation

THIS week, thanks to our “new normal” and online learning, I was tasked with explaining to my ten-year-old how fun “limericks” can be. After a (very long) lesson, I finally got him rhyming. Surprisingly, the kid’s a good learner. He’s almost a pro at condensing complex thoughts into little bites.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: It’s beginning to look like the same old PLP

Oh, what a difference a month makes. Now that we are shifting away from the last general elections, it’s become clearer what direction the Davis administration is going in. And I have to say; it seems awfully familiar.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: All that it took to get people vaccinated was Black Friday

I COULD go so many ways this week; the material has been in abundance.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Seat at the table for polarising Fitzgerald

THERE’S an old expression that goes, “same (ahem), different day.”

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Behind the world on marijuana legislation

AFTER recently hearing Assistant Superintendent Audley Peters inform the media that the DEU officers seized $3m worth of marijuana in an early morning drug bust on Thursday.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The good, the bad and the ugly of the new Cabinet

THIS week, we welcomed the first whole week of Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) governance, once again.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: It’s the silly season - but dead voters?

THIS may be the “silliest” of “silly seasons’’ in the history of our nation.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: A parade of political promises

THIS week, as we draw closer to Election Day, the political promises were on full display.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Coalition chaos - and a prayer for Sawyer Boy

THIS week, the “coalition of coalitions” fell apart, and a fan favourite battles COViD.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Grab your popcorn, the race has started

THIS week, the outgoing Speaker of the House presided over his first and last “open parliament,” and the proverbial election bell got rung. Let’s get started.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Choose your vaccine - but choose to be safe

THIS week had its moments but the two stories that caught my eye were a multitude of options on vaccines for the nation and more PLP crying over spilt milk.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The epidemic of fake news

I recently had a chance to have a candid and very informative conversation with Dr Duane Sands on ‘Talking Heads’ on Kiss 96 FM, a talk show I co-host with my better half Mary Jane, who you all know from mid-days on our sister station Y-98.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: What does Opposition really want?

THIS week, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis delivered a national address on Covid-19 that left some opposition politicos very upset.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Do I have to spell it out for you? Check your facts

I’M convinced that the internet has more “fake news” spreaders and “conspiracy theorists” per capita here in The Bahamas than anywhere else in the world.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: How the rest of the world is dealing with marijuana

As we continue to wait on the final version of the Marijuana Bill, I continue to research the subject and it’s impact globally - all in an effort to see what new measures are being taken around the world as countries continue to legalise and decriminalise marijuana, either medicinally, recreationally or in some cases both, to see the positives we can incorporate in our still not final Bill that will benefit both the administration and citizenry moving forward.

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The Press box: Lakers need a ‘buddy’

THE Los Angeles Lakers have work to do in order to get themselves back into title contention next season.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Lots of talk but little action when it comes to citizenship

THIS week, I watched something that I usually (aggressively) try to avoid; the televised Senate proceedings.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Brave lets strong language fly in the House

I WAS going in a totally different direction with the column this week, until the “bull s@@t” hit the fan in the HOA!

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Disappointed with govt over Bill on marijuana

After a candid round or two (or three or or four or five) with several of my closest classmates from high school, the topic of the Marijuana Bill came up, along with several others that seem to have been bungled by the current administration.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Marijuana bill doesn’t live up to high hopes

AFTER numerous columns in this very space, offering sound advice and some viable options for the Bahamas, and all Bahamians in regards to the legalisation and decriminalisation of marijuana and the construction of the Marijuana Bill.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Covid jokes to help ease our anxiety

Humour is proven stress reliever and although some may not like the idea of making fun during tough times like the COVID-19 global pandemic, millions of ‘posters’ on line have flooded social media platforms with funny memes, jokes, videos, GIFs to lessen the panic of the pandemic.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Positive steps taken towards the legalisation of medicinal marijuana

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel recently announced that marijuana legislation, once approved by Cabinet, will be introduced to Parliament before the end of the budget year.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Rest in peace to the king of Blow

GEORGE Jung, the marijuana turned cocaine smuggler whose exploits included several jaunts through The Bahamas and served as the inspiration for the biopic Blow in 2001, has died at the age of 78.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Slow burn

FIRST New York made headlines a few weeks ago, (as we mentioned in this very column) with the legalisation of medicinal and recreational marijuana (cannabis).

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Life is one big line these days

WE have all had to wait in line, especially here in the Bahamas.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Big Apple gives marijuana green light

IT HAS long been said about New York, that if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Why did we lock her up?

This week, ‘‘lock her up’’ became our reality.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Farewell to Big Ed, a baseball legend

I was deeply saddened on Wednesday evening to hear of the passing of Bahamian baseball legend Ed Armbrister, after a long battle with diabetes.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: While The Bahamas dithers, Mexico is marching ahead

AS JAMAICA continues to work out the kinks, we here in The Bahamas continue to spin our wheels in the mud with no concrete decision in place regarding the legalisation and decriminalisation of medicinal and recreational marijuana (cannabis) nor the establishment of the hemp industry.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Davis makes a friend request of Facebook - stop these people saying mean things

THIS week the Leader of the Opposition wrote to Facebook. Unfortunately, it was all “legal talk”. Fortunately, I was able to decipher it for everyday Bahamians:

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Time to say bye, Lanisha

This week, we said goodbye to a minister, learned a new medical term, and prayed for a former Prime Minister.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Deep fakes and catfights

THIS week we were introduced to the idea of “deepfakes” in our politics, and watched an unnecessary catfight play out in public.

A COMIC'S VIEW: Love and laughs

Valentine’s Day is upon us again, and since there are no love stories emanating from the HOA or across the political divide, I thought I’d share a few funny stories from my career as a professional stand up comedian.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: While we go slow, the world is moving on

AS we continue to wait patiently as a nation, on the final word from the Marijuana Commission on the legalisation and decriminalisation of medicinal and recreational marijuana use in The Bahamas, the world continues to push forward in this regard both on the medical and legislative forefronts.

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A COMICWhile we go slow, the world is moving on

AS we continue to wait patiently as a nation, on the final word from the Marijuana Commission on the legalisation and decriminalisation of medicinal and recreational marijuana use in The Bahamas, the world continues to push forward in this regard both on the medical and legislative forefronts.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Let’s get ready to rumble

IF you missed Wednesday’s session in the House of Assembly, have no fear because I suffered through (most) of the debate to bring you the highlights and lowlights.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: From pandemic to a political soap opera

ONE thing I’ve kept a keen eye on from the sidelines (thanks to the COViD-19 global pandemic) is the soap opera playing out between the current FNM administration and the opposition PLP in regards to the handling of the entire pandemic and the subsequent results.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Resolutions hit a speed bump?

OKAY it’s January 15th, 2021, a week since I wrote about New Year’s resolutions and the importance of making the right resolution choices.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Good idea or bad - it’s time for resolutions

IT’S a New Year once again, that time of year when we all make a myriad of bad self improvement promises to ourselves called ‘New Year’s Resolutions.’

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A COMIC'S VIEW: 'Twas the night before Christmas

’Twas the night before Christmas when all through the House, Every MP was stirring, from “superstar” to “louse.”

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Hemp, Hemp, Hooray!

AS we continue to linger as a nation, waiting for a final decision to be made on the decriminalisation and legalisation of medicinal and recreational marijuana, our neighbours to the north who we love to emulate so, recently made some monumental decisions in regards to decriminalising and legalising marijuana, medicinally and recreationally.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: PM should leave deputy slot vacant for now

THIS week, the Prime Minister made it clear that the Ministry of Finance is a hot potato he will not get stuck holding, a rag-tag band of activists outsmarted parliamentarians, and the PLP looks as hapless as ever.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Reasons to be thankful

YESTERDAY as I enjoyed every “foodies” warm up for Christmas gorging, Thanksgiving Dinner with my family, I realised that despite it not being the normal Bahamian Thanksgiving we still have a lot to be thankful for.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Video not only thing going viral at Charms

THIS week we saw the quest for aragonite continue, the birth of yet another new political party, and the usual wheels spinning in the mud from parliament.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: How would Have-Nots know how much they don’t have if the Haves didn’t throw it in Have-Not’s faces?

ONE of the most controversial stories in the country this week revolves around a little known (at the time) wedding with huge implications.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Watching and waiting for the U.S. to decide

THE whole world is anticipating the results of the US Presidential election.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Viral videos of shootings are classless

I must admit I was deeply saddened and perplexed after personally watching the sickening video that has gone “viral” of a man as he lay dying after a shooting incident involving an off-duty police officer on Exuma on Wednesday night.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: This sporting life . . . ain’t all it seems

LAST weekend I spent the entire lockdown holiday watching as much sports as I possibly could.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Lockdown baby - but with nothing in our cupboards

BY Wednesday past, having listened to the Prime Minister’s speech in the House of Assembly, Bahamians in New Providence and Abaco were singing that Solo tune made famous by talk show host Rodney Moncur: “Lockdown baby, lockdown baby.”

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THE PRESS BOX: All quiet about the Cowboys

Mum’s the word on my Cowboys, we are in a bad state right now. In fact if the Cowboys were a horse they would have to be put down humanely, to put their fans out of their suffering. Now back to mum’s the word!

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A COMIC'S VIEW: There can be another way

THIS week, I had another encounter at the barber shop and it turned out to be quite informative.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The alternative to opioid medication

I HAVE long said the barber shop is the last bastion of free speech. All topics are fair game and all opinions whether intellectual or idiotic are up for debate.

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A COMIC'S VIEW – Big news in Barbados: That coulda been us . . .

THIS week, something abnormally fantastic happened. The decision was made to ‘fire’ the Queen (sorry, Elizabeth R), decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, and move forward as an island nation that can stand on its own legs.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: It’s back to fantasy football season

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we all know it, there is a ray of sunshine through the dark clouds. The NFL season kicked off yesterday, the best time of year.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Down on the farm . . .

Farmer Minnis heard the cries of the animals on the farm. He knew they were angry and waiting for a solution to the COVID pandemic.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Is there a plot to jettison Minnis? His advisers are not making him look too hot

Let me open this week by saying, as a professional comedian with 23 years in the industry, you can’t write the comedy of errors that unfolded before our eyes this week any funnier.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Who's in charge now that Doc's in quarantine?

The past week saw more political twists and turns, three of the nation’s top executives in self- imposed exile, a lingering eyesore on Bay Street and a columnist releasing her inner ‘Karen’.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: If the animals could talk to Farmer Minnis

In the days following the outbreak of COVID-19 at the Grand Barn, many areas of the Farm started to deteriorate quickly. Farmer Minnis held a meeting on a Friday and told all the animals that he would lock down the farm for the weekend starting on Saturday.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Stupid is as stupid does in The Bahamas

FROM the travelling quarantined, to the new MOH, to the leader of the opposition’s special request, to local “lockdown” rates and a no nonsense judge, it turned out to be quite the week uptown off the farm.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The Chronicles of COVID (Chapter Two)

Farmer Minnis, having watched the number of animals infected with COVID-19 explode in just a few short days, was livid.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Too late to bolt the barn door?

OVER the past few days, I have thought on the meaning of that old idiom “closing the barn door after the horse is gone”.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: It’s Minnis v Minnis in the lockdown battle

A dialogue in lockdown between the PM, the Minister of Health (the MOH) and the Competent Authority

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THE PRESS BOX: 'Shaking off the rust from corona'

FINALLY, things are getting back to some form of normalcy, but that’s no excuse to go buck wild, throwing caution to the wind. Continue to practice and adhere to all social distancing protocols, remember our borders are open once again. Hopefully,

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Marijuana could benefit health and the economy

As we wade through the final stages of the COVID -19 quarantine, I still find myself willingly wanting to “social distance”.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Are we now a mirror to the U.S.?

THIS week we saw our borders being prepared for re-opening, and a police involved shooting, clouded in controversy and conspiracy theories, in which three young Bahamian males lost their lives.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: The South may never rise again

I’ve been a professional comedian for the past twenty-two years, and one thing I take pride in, is being topical and relevant.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Why it would be worth taking another look at the money in marijuana

As yet another weekend ‘lockdown’ looms, Bahamian unemployment creeped toward a staggering 30%, disgruntled, unemployed and recently laid off Bahamians, continued to wait for relief from NIB.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Politics is a trail of M&Ms

AS we saunter through the COViD-19 global pandemic, with social distancing protocols still in effect, nightly curfews and weekend lockdowns continuing. We saw things get even more interesting, with a complete two week, 24-hour island wide lockdown in Bimini,

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Give us what we need and not what we want

AS more manure continues to hit the fan, on one end of the “Swabs for Entry Scandal”, the plot thickens on the other, with some interesting characters both old and new, raising their heads.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Comedy in times of the coronavirus

THIS coming May 10th, Lord spare my life, will be my 22nd year as ‘House Comic’ at the Jokers Wild Comedy Club, and as a professional stand up comedian, both locally and internationally. To God be the glory.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: So you reckon there was no preferential treatment, Marvin?

AS the Coronavirus pandemic continues here in the Bahamas, this week’s ‘Corona Chronicles’ showed a track meet at the courthouse, pastors securing the bag first, and the fact some of us don’t know the meaning of ‘quarantine.’

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Marijuana coming in handy for rainy day funds

With tons of free time on my hands these days, (thanks Coronavirus pandemic!), it’s given me the opportunity to research a number of things, one being the uses of marijuana taxation, in the various US states that have legalised marijuana.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Shopping by alphabet? My name starts with Z!

THIS week, the ‘Corona Chronicles’ continue.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Time to wake up to what’s happening all over the world

THIS week, “all buck up go” forced a full-lockdown curfew, elitism stepped forward and got pushed back, and press briefings morphed into something unrecognisable. Let’s begin.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Cool heads and hopefully no fevered brows

AS the “corona” pandemic heightens around the world and throughout The Bahamas, let’s us all remain calm and aware.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Engage your brain in gear, before you put your mouth in motion

Boy when we blew the whistle to start “Silly Season” I didn’t imagine the contestants would be off and running so quickly.Boy when we blew the whistle to start “Silly Season” I didn’t imagine the contestants would be off and running so quickly.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Blow a whistle to mark arrival of silly season

“Silly Season” is officially open, so let this week’s column serve as notice.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Is Marijuana a pot of gold?

AS we creep closer to a final decision on the legalisation and decriminalisation of marijuana in the Bahamas, and on the heels of Pastor Dave Burrows reiterating the Christian Council’s stance on the matter…

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A COMIC'S VIEW: I once fell in love with someone who only knew four vowels . . . They didn't know I existed

Happy Valentine’s Day to each and every one of you. Seeing how, oftentimes love is accompanied by laughter, I think it only fitting to offer up some Valentine’s humour on the day of love, for all of the lovers, in love, in The Bahamas.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: All aboard the marijuana express

Seeing how the legalisation and decriminalisation, of marijuana seems to be the hot topic throughout all the land, with opinions from various sections of the voting populous abounding everywhere.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: MAMBA OUT

I still haven’t wrapped my head around the untimely demise of my favourite basketball player ever, Kobe Bean Bryant, aka “The Black Mamba.”

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Connect the dots on marijuana legislation

PRIME Minister Minnis seems to be in the zone these days, in regards to legalising and decriminalising marijuana, both medicinally and recreationally here in the Bahamas.

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