EDITOR, The Tribune.
RECENTLY, I finished reading Sir Orville Turnquest’s What Manner of Man Is This? The Duke of Windsor’s Years In The Bahamas (1). An inspiring book and superb view of Bahamian history as only a man of Sir Orville Turnquest’s distinguished, esteemed pilgrimage through The Bahamas enrichment could pen.
I would be remiss in my past and future responsibilities if I did not suggest it be required reading for every Ambassador or High Commissioner privileged to serve their country in your gorgeous, idyllic setting.
As Sir Orville notes, not all US laws have had a positive impact on enterprises in The Bahamas.
But most importantly, the friendship between our countries, our citizens, and our mutual desire for democracy and equality for all has existed since our countries have existed.
It should continue, all citizens of each country must do their utmost to insure this relationship continues in a manner beneficial to all.
President-Elect Trump will most assuredly treat The Bahamas with respect and no one need fear he will in any way perniciously construct policies which will bring detriment to the wonderful people of The Bahamas.
I will do everything within my jurisdiction to see this treasure given to us by Sir Orville is provided to employees of the United States Department of State and any Bahamian who is unable to obtain a copy of this wonderful book has one made available. It is an investment which will provide benefits to The Bahamas and the United States for centuries.
To my wonderful friend of almost twenty years, Sir Orville A Turnquest, may God’s wonderful blessings continue to be bestowed upon you. Mrs Turnquest would be very proud.
Thank you so much for taking time from your wonderful life to share with all us a tiny bit of your genius.
December 12, 2016.