Letters

Why I am proud to be a Bahamian
Why I am proud to be a Bahamian

July 06, 2022

Dear Editor, Mature Christian thought has led me to the conclusion that the God of our faith, who created and directs all things, did so for His ultimate glory. A Bahamian citizen anywhere on this globe should affirm and assert his or her love for their country, primarily because this is the place God by....

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Tackle the war on crime
Tackle the war on crime

July 06, 2022

Dear Editor, Random shootings, drive-by shootings and even gunfights between gangs have sadly become common in our nation's capital. Rarely does a day go by and there is not at least one person who is killed by a gun. Every time you turn on the news on, the headlines of "breaking news another homicide" do ...

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Minimum wage: Will 40 make a difference
Minimum wage: Will $40 make a difference?

July 04, 2022

Considering the government's announcement to increase the minimum wage from $210 to $250 per week, this segment will explore what this increase means for the economy, workers, and employers. A minimum wage is the lowest wage permitted that employers could pay workers by law. The topic of a minimum wage is often controversial among unions ...
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Gas prices are too high no new taxes needed!
Gas prices are too high; no new taxes needed!

June 29, 2022

Dear Editor, Rebuilding a strong economy is the task of every government. But it is very important to realize that rebuilding a stronger economy begins with rebuilding the low and middle class families. An increase with the National Insurance Board (NIB) contributions will hurt low income families and small businesses.

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Struggling to buy gas Blame Joe Biden
Struggling to buy gas? Blame Joe Biden

June 28, 2022

Dear Editor, Who would've thought that Bahamians would have to pay an astounding $7 for one gallon of gasoline? A 2022 Chevrolet Equinox gasoline tank holds 14.9 gallons. For Equinox owners on New Providence, to fill theirs would cost $110.11, which is over half the minimum wage.

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Food prices: the damage caused by Russia
Food prices: the damage caused by Russia

June 28, 2022

Dear Editor, Your readers have seen that the prices of many foods and fertilizers rose sharply in 2020 and 2021. This was due to supply chain issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and changing demand.

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Great Harbour Cay stolen boats
Great Harbour Cay stolen boats

June 24, 2022

Dear Editor, We live in Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands and we have been coming here for 40 years with our family. We love The Bahamas and especially Great Harbour Cay and its people. As of a few years ago, we have had some boats stolen from the Great Harbour Marina, but three weeks ...

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New Providence does not need another layer of government bureaucracy
New Providence does not need another layer of government bureaucracy

June 21, 2022

Dear Editor, The Progressive Liberal Party government's plan to introduce local government in New Providence will add another unnecessary layer of bureaucracy in the capital, which is where the central government is headquartered. The prime minister resides on New Providence. In fact, every prime minister dating back to Sir Roland Symonette lived on New Providence. ...

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Davis must resist the temptation to compete with Mia Mottley
Davis must resist the temptation to compete with Mia Mottley

June 17, 2022

Dear Editor, In May, Office of the Prime Minister Press Secretary Clint Watson said that Prime Minister Philip "Brave" Davis is in high demand globally due to his no-nonsense stance on climate change. Watson's response was due to the Progressive Liberal Party government coming under scrutiny for its frequent traveling abroad.

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Be Your Brother and Sisters Keeper. Choose To Be Vaccinated.
Be Your Brother and Sister’s Keeper. Choose To Be Vaccinated.

June 09, 2022

The coronavirus pandemic has radically interrupted our world over the last two years. Due to the trauma inflicted by this once-in-a-hundred-year occurrence, we’ve had to endure the hardship of social distancing and separation from our loved ones and experience death in a manner unknown by previous generations.

Fortunately, we seem to have overcome the worst of it. Restrictions have loosened, curfews have ended, and many of us are ready to enjoy life to the fullest. It is understandable that Bahamians wrestle with pandemic fatigue but we must not drop our guards before being fully in the clear.

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Bahamians are paying the price for Biden's Captain Planet war on the oil industry
Bahamians are paying the price for Biden's Captain Planet war on the oil industry

June 07, 2022

Dear Editor, There was a Twitter post on Facebook alleging that a Bahamas Petroleum Retailers Association official stated that a gallon of gasoline had surpassed $7 at one particular service station in New Providence. A June 6 New York Post article stated that a Chevron station in Mendocino is charging $9.60 per gallon.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR - LEVEL OF JUDICIAL PROPRIETY
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - LEVEL OF JUDICIAL PROPRIETY

May 19, 2022

Over a 30-plus year career in law and as a former magistrate, I am pleased to say there has been a steady positive evolution in both our judiciary and our jurisprudence. Unlike in the past, the present complement of our judiciary each possesses the comportment and temperament the esteemed position demands. They are in all respects judicious, something which those of us who are senior attorneys truly appreciate.

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Not Feeling this years International Womens Day we are still not there!
Not Feeling this year’s International Women’s Day – we are still not there!

March 15, 2022

I know that last week I should have been celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8th), but I just did not feel that inspired at all. Sadly, the last few months have been quite brutal for women in The Bahamas. We still do not have Marital Rape Laws, equality in citizenship, equality in pay, and opportunity, and fair, proportional representation in our government.

I would have loved to have been thrilled about the day. I would have loved to celebrate with my daughter and reassure her that all would be well, that her life as a Bahamian woman would not be one exhausting battle after another. That she wouldn’t have to fight too hard to be seen as equal to her male counterparts. That she would never have to explain why her no means NO, or why she should get paid the same as a man doing the same work she will do. But, sadly we are still not there.

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EMANCIPATE YOUR MIND
EMANCIPATE YOUR MIND

February 16, 2022

I have been reading with despair about events happening in our beloved country and seeing the blatant lack of care for we, the people, who continue to be blinded and duped by partisan ‘politricks’ instead of demanding accountability, transparency, and truth! 
I congratulate the Organization for Responsible Governance www.orgbahamas.com that continues to educate and advocate for the passing of the Freedom of Information Act. Unfortunately, I have little faith that it will be passed because our ‘politrickcians’ know no other way to operate other than under the cover of secrecy which is why The Bahamas continues to be smeared with having an increasing level of corruption!

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Letter To The Editor: Tourism Must Be A Win-Win For All
Letter To The Editor: Tourism Must Be A ‘Win-Win’ For All

January 26, 2022

After more than 30 years in the hospitality industry with the last six years as a taxi driver, I am convinced that there must be a change in the building of our tourism model in our country. There needs to be more discussion not only with developers but with Bahamian stakeholders in open forums that could result in a Win-Win for all, especially when it comes to large-scale developments.

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Letter to the Editor Crumbs for Thought
Letter to the Editor "Crumbs for Thought"

December 28, 2021

Bahamians have been left to scrap for crumbs.

Sincerely yours,
Capt. Toby C.S. Smith,
President.

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When will RCL understand Bahamians want equality
When will RCL understand Bahamians want equality?

December 28, 2021

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines had strung The Bahamas along with their bottom fishing for more than a year and a half and cost Bahamians more than $150m (of borrowed money) for the Grand Lucayan Hotel.

Their plot to get the passengers off the ship and into their own exclusive, land-based resort, to capture the further spending of tourists, is rather obvious.

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Letter to the Editor 7th December, 2021
Letter to the Editor 7th December, 2021

December 07, 2021

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines applied to the Bahamian Department of Physical Planning to have the private, residential land on the western side of Paradise Island rezoned for commercial activity in April, 2021.

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Open letter to the Prime Minister Lighthouse Beach
Open letter to the Prime Minister Lighthouse Beach

December 06, 2021

I hereby formally request your due consideration to rename the “Colonial Beach” on the western end of Paradise Island to “Lighthouse Beach”. While others wish to perpetuate self-perceived entitlement of “Royalty” it would be a step backwards allowing this pristine Bahamian owed land to be called “Royal Beach”.

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Letter To Editor - Bahamians have learned from Columbus
Letter To Editor - Bahamians have learned from Columbus

October 20, 2021

More than five hundred years ago Columbus came to the shores of The Bahamas. The recent destruction of the Columbus statue has crystalized ill feeling towards him. Bahamians are now the wiser of people coming to plunder our Bahama land.

Columbus’ fleet pulled up to our shores, gave out some glass beads, exploited our people, searched for gold, spread sickness and then enslaved the natives. This was all done in the name of “Royalty”. In today’s world Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ (RCL) fleet comes sailing in to The Bahamas looking for riches and land. From their million dollar boardrooms they promised to buy an ailing hotel and can’t fulfill their commitment. Bahamians have been forced to carry the financial bill of their indecision and not deterred RCL also want to grab the Grand Lucayan for a basement bargain and have us finance it for them.

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