Letters to the Editor


Economy of The Bahamas

THE country’s broke. The Bahamas Minister of Finance says there’s lots of money. Some say that there will be a devaluation. Others say they’ll guarantee there will be no devaluation. Many say they’re taking a page about lying out of Trump’s playbook. You be the judge.

Madness of extended visa

Any doubt that the present crew governing this country have lost all contact with sense and sanity should have been dispelled for anyone listening to Financial Services Minister Ellsworth Johnson expounding the benefits of opening wide our country for anyone wishing to come here and work, study or just hang out like they’re back home.

Peril of the power of one

I awoke this morning feeling burdened by a desire to put pen to paper once again to continue the thoughts penned earlier in the morning on my Facebook page which reflected a sense of malaise that seems to be settling ominously over our beautiful country.

Restrictions are too onerous

I am a longtime visitor to Nassau from Ontario, Canada. I first came when I was a child over 55 years ago to visit my Bahamian grandparents. Now I have been bringing my wife and two children. Every visit has been enjoyable not only seeing family but touring around the visitor spots, beaches and restaurants.

Do we care about our nurses?

We nurses are often referred to as the “backbone “ of the healthcare system and the front liners and gatekeepers in healthcare.

Unrealistic rules

Our family have been regular visitors to The Bahamas for many years and have enjoyed coming for a lovely vacation. The direct flight from London to Nassau on British Airways is convenient. However this year it would appear our hopes for a holiday are slim due to your unrealistic entry rules.

Marcus Garvey’s influences

In her book titled Garvey and Garveyism, the late Amy Jacques Garvey claimed that the late Pan-Africanist and Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) founder, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, was deeply influenced by a Bahamian physician, activist and politician named Dr Joseph Robert Love.

Remember our animals

Aside from the damage inflicted by COVID-19 on Bahamians health, both physical, mental and that of our economy, there has been considerable collateral damage to health of other members of our community who have seemingly fallen through the cracks. I am referring to the animals that live with and among us.

Enhance patient safety

Patient safety should be enhanced to protect and promote health.

Divide and rule

The strategy of divide and conquer was first develop by Sun Tzu’s, a Chinese General 2500 years ago. In the west, the divide your enemy so you can rule approach is attributed to Julius Cesar — he successfully applied it to conquer Gaul twenty-two centuries ago.

To bury or not to bury

In spite of the many challengers, financially and otherwise facing our government, it should not become unaware or calloused to the need of dignity for the dead, be they having departed this life from COVID or any other catastrophic natural disaster. Thus, I venture to propose the following for the proper care of those dearly departed souls, now accumulating in inordinate numbers at our health care facilities.

The great unwashed

Re: Welcome return for Mr Davis – The Tribune, Letters, September 14, 2020.

We must deny science at our peril

A long pattern of science denial has hoodwinked people from high school students to tertiary graduates resulting in monumental, financially ruinous and, sadly, fatal outcomes.

We must stand with our teachers

It seems that the battle between teachers and the ministry is a never ending one. School administrators seem to automatically take the side of the ministry while teachers have no choice but to run to the union to seek justice.

Elections in the time of COVID

Several countries in the Caribbean have held early general elections in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.