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Davis’s fight at COP 28

Dear Editor,

As world leaders convene at COP 28, the stakes could not be higher, especially for nations like the Bahamas. Prime Minister Davis, bearing the weight of our nation's experience with Hurricane Dorian, is set to lead a crucial fight for recognition and action on climate change, a battle underscored by profound human suffering and resilience.

This summit is not just another diplomatic engagement for us; it is a matter of survival. The catastrophic impact of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas is a harrowing testament to what lies ahead if decisive action is not taken. Homes destroyed, communities uprooted, lives lost – these are not mere statistics but the stark reality of climate change’s wrath.

Prime Minister Davis attends COP 28 with a mission to transform these tragedies into a force for global change. He represents not just our nation but every community that has felt the merciless blow of a warming planet. His advocacy is fueled by real stories of loss and recovery – stories that highlight the urgent need for a united global response to the climate crisis.

The leadership of the Bahamas at this summit is critical. We are there to demand action, to ensure that the voices of those most affected by climate change are not just heard but heeded. Prime Minister Davis’s presence is a powerful reminder to the world that the fight against climate change is fundamentally a fight for the lives and futures of real people.

As leaders gather at COP 28, the Bahamas stands at the forefront of a critical battle. Under Prime Minister Davis’s leadership, we are fighting not just for policy changes but for the recognition of the human toll of climate inaction. This is our plea, our fight, and our hope for a future where no nation has to bear the brunt of climate change alone.

Director of Communication

Latrae Rahming

Office of The Prime Minister

Comments

themessenger 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I would never have thought it possible but the letter writer has reached higher elevations by challenging the indefatigable Ortland Bodie for the privilege of anointing Braves buns. Those stately loaves must be positively glowing from the warmth of all the attention bestowed on them by these two. It would not surprise me to find that the letter writer is a member of Braves entourage as he tries to promote him as the champion of global warming while he globetrots begging bowl in hand. Every storm drain in Nassau is choked with weeds, spoil and garbage, two of the three in the east bay and Dowdeswell Street area have collapsed. Did no one notice the huge sewerage spill in the road a few days ago in front of the Potters Cay pumping station? Whenever there is more than an inch of rain or two east Bay Street from Elizabeth Avenue to the Paradise Island bridge including most of Dowdeswell Street is inundated to a depth of two or three feet of water in the street. The condition of the storm drains throughout much of New Providence is the same. Sea wall’s all over the island are in serious disrepair not to mention the harbor breakwater, yet the letter writer tries to hold Davis up as a champion for global warming? Please, don’t piss down my collar and tell me it’s raining.

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Porcupine 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Precisely. As if there is a national awareness, or even a glimmer of concern for what is coming. Any discussion of what needs to be done, here at home, or a modicum of social responsibility to do our part? Wow. Just wow.

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ThisIsOurs 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Davis is fighting for financing. To do what with is anybody's guess

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