July 25, 2019
Just a few weeks ago, The Bahamas celebrated its 46th birthday as a nation. But now, where do we stand? Who are we as a people? Where are we headed?
From my perspective, I would say that we are challenged but not charred, we are broken but not destroyed, our situation is tenuous but yet we should be thankful. In spite of whatever shortcomings The Bahamas may have, we are still a blessed nation. World Bank statistics indicate that we have the third-highest per capita income in the Americas, behind national giants like the United Kingdom and Canada. Our median income is $30,000 while most of our Caribbean counterparts’ range between $8,000 and $17,000. Sometimes the problems can cause you to lose perspective and gain an appreciation for your blessings. Like the old song said, you better count your blessings.
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