EDITOR, The Tribune.
The Bahamian people have become accustomed to being shafted. Since time immemorial there has been secret deals where the people have been given the “stinking end of the stick”, an unenviable position.
The drilling by Bahamas Petroleum Company is no different, and we will not let this dangerous, life-threatening, environmental disaster, go silently by without our voices being heard.
In my opinion there has been one shady deal after another, designed specifically to rob Bahamians of their very birthright. But since it has been allowed to happen in the past, it cannot be the excuse for us to lay down and play dead to be shafted again.
The impending dirty oil deal that is literally on the horizon, will be the “catastrophe waiting to happen, regardless of what and how much money is being made or how many jobs it will create.
This old carrot of jobs dangling is really an insult, because the investors have disrespected us just like the Bay Street Boys did when they offered a sack of flour, while they took acres of our beachfront property.
The Bahamian who would allow the colour of the skin of the investor to be an advantage, does not exist.
The Prime Minister, in his sheepish attitude, is keeping tight-lipped, and would not address this vexing matter. There have been numerous attempts to communicate with him by opponents of this oil drilling project, but the silence is deafening.
Where are the coward Bahamians who pretend to love this country? Why are we hiding in our closets grumbling under our collective breath? What happened to the activists who claim that they are raw-born Bahamians, and love this country? Do they really care?
What happened to the hard mouth people who hang out on social media, hiding behind fake names? It is high time that we fight for our country.
Imagine this, an oil spill that destroys all of our beaches, kills our fish, destroys our coral, what do you think will happen to the tourists and hotels. We will be finished for good this time and we all will be “picking peas out………”
November 10, 2020.