Letters

Power to the People NOW

August 19, 2019

Electrical power is a necessity and a priority! Any modern country in the 21st century cannot run effectively and efficiently without it – period!

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Letter to the Editor-THE GREATER GOOD

August 05, 2019

Navigating through life can be a very simple process, but we human beings, although positioned at the top of the evolution chain, are amazingly dumb animals when you think about it, especially if we haven’t been properly prepared and sufficiently anchored to a firm foundation...

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How to select a life-long partner
How to select a life-long partner

July 18, 2019

Question: I have been in many relationships with girls, and each time I think, this could be the one. But every time I start thinking that, the relationship goes sour. I'm in a relationship with this girl who's like no other girl that I have [...]

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Letter to The Editor: On Cannibis
Letter to The Editor: On Cannibis

June 17, 2019

No, wait. Cannabis isn't a drug. It is a genus of plants that collectively are a strategic resource for the entire planet. A resource that has been suppressed for far too long to the detriment of this planet's inhabitants...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch comments the WTO

May 22, 2019

What is WTO? It is the World Trade Organization comprised of some very large countries and organizations controlling the economies of smaller countries. Is that not colonization...

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Challenges strengthen us

January 04, 2019

I had a pleasant visit from an old friend whom I hadn't seen for quite a while a couple of weeks ago. I knew that for quite a while this person had been working on a very ambitious project which was near and dear to ...

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Letter to the Editor-A Yuletide Cry for Mother Earth
Letter to the Editor-A Yuletide Cry for Mother Earth

December 14, 2018

A recent trip to Bimini, Cat Cay & Ocean Cay, by a team from Save The Bays, has us asking more questions of this Government than we can find answers to...

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28,000 Signatures Cry Out for Preservation of Lighthouse Point, Asking to Give Island Jewel Away is Like Asking Me to Hand Over a Child
28,000+ Signatures Cry Out for Preservation of Lighthouse Point, Asking to Give Island Jewel Away is Like Asking Me to Hand Over a Child

September 19, 2018

I am a man and I cry. There, I have said it...I cry for the inhumanity of human against human. I cry for all the parts and parcels of The Bahamas that Bahamians do not have access to...

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Letter to the Editor-BE WHO WE IS
Letter to the Editor-BE WHO WE IS

September 03, 2018

As I sit here at the beginning of a new month and reflect on the newspaper articles of the past several weeks, I can but shake my head in frustration and bogglement as our country appears to be settling into the same ol, same ol formula of leading us nowhere fast...

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Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch comments on Sir Roland Symonette's National Hero honour
Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch comments on Sir Roland Symonette's National Hero honour

August 14, 2018

The policy for the Award of National Hero is that all Prime Ministers are awarded it. So why not Sir Roland? If the truth were told, Sir Roland was the first Premier/Prime Minister of The Bahamas..

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Ailing teens dream of swimming with Eleuthera pigs comes true
Ailing teens dream of swimming with Eleuthera pigs comes true

August 14, 2018

SEVENTEEN-year-old Grayson Richardson is battling a rare type of brain cancer called anaplastic astrocytoma.About 1,200 children under 19 are diagnosed with glioma (brain tumour) per year in the United States with a fraction of those being astrocytom...

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Show Us The Money
Show Us The Money

July 23, 2018

Hello again my Bahamian citizens, another year has gone by, and it baffles me that there is still not one word being said in any quarters about our thirty million, plus, dollars ($30,000,000+) that was spent, wasted or pocketed on the so-called Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival...

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Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch comments on Majority Rule in The Bahamas

May 07, 2018

When Hitler came to power he used a secret weapon called Goebbels. Goebbels was Hitler's Minister of Propaganda who believed that if a lie was repeated often enough people would start believing it. And it did wonders for him. He destroyed Germany and killed six-million Jews...

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Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch comments on rumours of FNM Coup
Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch comments on rumours of FNM Coup

April 09, 2018

A short while ago it was said that I was starting and spreading rumours about Hubert Ingraham being a part of a coup to challenge Dr. Hubert Minnis for leadership...

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Former M.P. Dupuch comments on taxes, WTO and outsourcing
Former M.P. Dupuch comments on taxes, WTO and outsourcing

November 21, 2017

Ah well, here we go again! The talk of the town is now saying things like: "Let's even the playing field ... tax them!"; "By 2019 we'll be full members of the WTO" and "Let's outsource it..."

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I'm not mad at the IMF

September 18, 2017

Dear Editor,

So the IMF has suggested an income tax to solve our fiscal woes.
Instead of looking at their proposed remedy, I suggest we look at the cause of the fiscal problems.
Simply put, it has been fiscal imprudence by successive governments that has caused this. Yep - spending more than they take in while singing the praises of yet another great budget expansion without taxation to pay for it.
Instead of raising taxes, governments, since independence, have borrowed until the country has hit a threshold that is bringing costs the taxpayer doesn't like.
But wait, the government can just blame the IMF for "forcing" it to implement harsh measures like more taxation; the government would never do anything to hurt Bahamians.
And to top it off, the new government is proposing bringing a so-...

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A job well done

September 18, 2017

Dear Editor,

I have many differences with the Minnis-led administration, but he and his crew are to be congratulated on a job well done with the recent Hurricane Irma. Never before in this era has the central government ever seen fit to actually evacuate many of the Family Islands that historically have borne the brunt of any hurricane. Thousands of grateful Bahamians were brought to New Providence for safety, at the expense of the public, as it should have been.
We are waiting to see the same sort of bold and preemptory leadership by the doctor with the economy, healthcare, education and, of course, unemployment. Minnis is able to do it if he has the political will power needed.
I am not a supporter of the FNM but I like Minnis as an individual and believe that he means all of us well. I...

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Police in our schools

September 18, 2017

Dear Editor,

Call 911! That's right, call the police. What's the matter? Well, I'll tell you - there's a fight going on in one of our schools.
Remember the good old days? A fight was just that - a fight with fists and legs flailing about. There were no guns or knives; it was just a good old rumble. Nowadays that is not the case. These children today are getting out of hand. These fights are so dangerous now that it is not enough to call a security guard to break up the fight. The school authorities have to call the police to deal with the matter. The previous PLP administration saw fit to station the police at our schools. There was no need to call Central. An officer should have already been there. I would pray to God that, that police officer was well armed, or else he/she would have...

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Education: The dumbing down of a nation

September 15, 2017

Dear Editor,
We have known for more than a decade that our educational system and physical plants are in a total and abject mess. Under successive administrations they have gone from bad to worse, if that were possible.
All of the so-called modern ministers of education have lamented the state of affairs, wrung their hands and shed alligator-sized fake tears. Why do I state this without fear of contradiction?
Apart from the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health is allocated the biggest chunk of the annual budget. In neither case, I submit, are we receiving value for money. Successive ministers in education, with the exception of the late Carlton E. Francis and now, Jeffrey Lloyd (FNM-South Beach), were not trained educators and may have not been as motivated as they could have been...

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A Ragged Islander's response

September 15, 2017

Dear Editor,

Please allow a few lines to voice this Ragged Islander's opinion. We, like our other Bahamian brothers and sisters, are a proud people who can trace our inheritance on Ragged Island back for the last few hundred years. The small settlement of Duncan Town, Ragged Island, has produced the most lawyers, doctors, boat captains (check the RBDF roster) nurses, businessmen, pilots, educators, musicians, fishermen and other nation builders per island capita, considering the fact that the population of Ragged Island has never been greater than 500.
Up to the 1950s, many boats sailed from Ragged Island to Haiti and Cuba, importing and supplying fruits, vegetables and meats to Bahamians from all walks of life via the market on Prince George Dock years ago.
I listened with much interest ...

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