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.

Chomping at the bit even, to make an impression.

Looking back at the week that was, there were several contributors, both politically and socially, that were determined to make their mark .

However one stood out from the rest, a certain bumptious, undocumented Jamaican national, and his video contribution to The Bahamas, about The Bahamas and Bahamians.

Oh the irony!!


Now before we go too deep into this, it’s still all good with me and my Jamaican friends, locally and in Jamaica.

But, as the old saying goes, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

So for all those times I had to take it off my boisterous, joke cracking on The Bahamas, ‘Yardie’ friends, from my college days to present, hush, “my turn fi talk.”

I must admit when I saw a certain viral video this week, involving a Jamaican national, clad in a local security firm’s uniform, I was not amused, in fact it annoyed me on multiple levels.

First, if Jamaica is so sweet, what are you doing here in The Bahamas?

Obviously The Bahamas, has some ‘sweetness’ of its own, like that good security job you had at the time of your ‘viral video’ debut.

I’m sure if you had such a job back home you wouldn’t be here benefiting off The Bahamas.

Question is, are you still employed at the aforementioned security firm, after releasing such a video.

Secondly, it’s painfully aware for all to see, the Jamaican man in the video is not used to certain basic aspects of Bahamian day-to-day life.

Why are you bragging about getting you and your wife’s car licensed?

Everyone knows, if you “buy lunch” for the right persons, especially at Road Traffic, (allegedly) you will be expedited quickly and efficiently.

So please stop acting like you hit the lottery.

Did you not have a car in Jamaica, sir, let alone a wife?

Your braggadocios, ignorant rant, makes me think, NO!

Now here is where the irony comes in, if you are going to make derogatory statements about Bahamians and The Bahamas, make sure your closet is skeleton free and your travel documents and related work or marital permits are in order.

Sadly our ‘Jamaican’ blogger’s paperwork was not in order.

How comical, one shouldn’t be popping off at the mouth while overstaying. (Which is a law-breaking offence in The Bahamas)

Moving forward, there is a simple solution to situations like this, for both my fellow Bahamians and my Jamaican friends alike, engage your brain in gear, before you put your mouth in motion, and that way you avoid a big commotion.

Finally, please don’t try to politicise the whole incident and the resulting penalties.

I’m referring to all of you political minions out there, trying to twist, spin this incident in your party’s favour, for political mileage and social media, click bait.

Both the FNM and PLP should have and would have investigated such a video.

And once completing their due diligence, most surely would have handed down any relative penalties or fines, that were called for in accordance with breaking any of the laws of the Bahamas.

The Jamaican national hit the national radar with his demeaning commentary on said video, which led to Bahamians far and wide pulling his file. (Dog eat your lunch, when Bahamians pull your file).

As a result it was discovered he was overstaying and his documents weren’t in order, thus his arrest and possible deportation. It’s the same the world over.

Know better, do better.


birdiestrachan 3 years, 2 months ago

Mr: Dupuch wrote the same in one of his Editorials. "Sir if Jamaica is so good what are you doing here?"

No one comes to the Bahamas to save the souls of the Bahamians or to make Bahamian lives better. they come to make their lives better and for Hugh returns if they invest.

There is no love in any of it.


birdiestrachan 3 years, 2 months ago

EXCLUDED are all of those wonderful people who responded to the needs of Bahamians after Dorian, They came not counting the cost. and looking for nothing in return.

They are in a class all by themselves.

God will bless them abundantly,


Cobalt 3 years, 2 months ago

While it is definitely silly to make these comments knowing that he is in the Bahamas illegally; this Jamaican man does make a valid point. While I obviously don’t agree with his sentiment that “Bahamians suck and foreigners rule” I must acknowledge the fact that many Bahamians sit around complaining and making excuses for their plight, while foreigners come to the Bahamas and take advantage of job opportunities and resources that are readily available to us. Many of them view us as lazy, lackluster, worthless individuals who lack the competence and ambition to take advantage of opportunities that don’t exist in their country. And it’s true! Too many Bahamians procrastinate waiting on the government to create their sunshine. Get up off your assess and do something for yourselves Bahamians! If we were doing what we are suppose to do, there would be no room for foreigners!


Chucky 3 years, 2 months ago

The fact that in our backassward nation a Bahamian woman marrying a foreign guy; the guy ain’t get no proper stays for years ain’t nothing to be proud of.

Secondly, turfing a guy out of the country because you, when he made light of an everyday truth, a truth we should all be ashamed of.

Yet, as usual, the only time we Bahamians unite is to inflict pain on a foreigner.

Naughty, your big mouth , and all that think like you are a real disgrace.

Your a comedian, know your place, you might have evolved your position to allow your public platform, but that doesn’t make your sophisticated not legitimize what you spew.

Put your platform to use and go after some real problems , ie the source of all our issues , fyi, it’s Bahamians, not foreigners.


stillwaters 3 years, 2 months ago

Chucky, know your place too. Nuff said


Cobalt 3 years, 2 months ago

Chucky, where did you learn to write??? Did you go to school???? My seven year old has better grammar. This F average thing going on in the Bahamas is a serious problem. How are people like you expected to make logical, educated decisions as it pertains to our country when you can’t even write a coherent sentence. Omgosh.


stillwaters 3 years, 2 months ago

And exactly when is the Bahamian who hired this parasite going to be charged? We Bahamians are out own worst enemy when it comes to illegals.


stillwaters 3 years, 2 months ago

Sucker came to court wearing the Jamaican flag on his shirt. You ever, ever......?????


Cobalt 3 years, 2 months ago

Yup! And I always find it very comical when foreigners enter another country of residence, while simultaneously bragging about their own. If he loves Jamaica so much, then why is he in the Bahamas? If he loves Jamaica that much, then go back home! Lol


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