Letters to the Editor


Small acts of love

No matter how much love we give away there’s more than enough left.

Guard our borders

I am offended when an agency like the Royal Bahamas Defence Force uses straight-up public relations releases to pat themselves on the back that they can defend our borders and resources, fishing sector. Reality is they can’t.

Why no loans?

I saw in one of the dailies about two weeks ago a statement regarding Bahamians doing more to pay their bills.

Stop killing society in Mayaguana

August 7th saw the return of the National Employment & Empowerment Programme (52-Week Skills Empowerment Programme) to the southern islands and with it, a huge upset throughout the island of Mayaguana.

Straight answers on BPL bidding

I have in front of me an article by Natario KcKenzie of November 21, 2017…BPL studying nineteen bids from power generators.

Revisiting port authority past

The following letter was written to Fred Sturrup, Editor Freeport News, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas.

Shanty towns

I commend this government on its decision to rid our country of the Shanty Towns, but I respectfully disagree with the methods and action being taken, which is causing the delays being experienced.

Wrong to back down

Imagine a government so hard up for revenues that it raises consumption taxes on its poor and middle classes by 60 percent, then heroically ignores the outcry of the whole population for a reconsideration. Imagine the fiscal situation getting so dismal that the government cuts assistance for (mandatory) uniforms to the children of its most vulnerable, again boldly ignoring all pleas.

Funeral donation

FUNERALS - what is the respectable length of them?

What tests on water pollution?

Since the recent resurgence of conch poisoning I have been observing the government’s response, or lack thereof, to the possibility of sewerage pollution in the harbour.

The BEC shackles

There is no doubt if there is a single economic shackle around all of our necks it has been BEC-BP&L high electricity bills.

Death penalty

We understand the position of the highest Civil Court - the Privy Council…the death penalty can only be considered in the worst of the worst scenarios. The death penalty remains an active item of law.

Be careful buying the Grand Bahama hotel

It is unfortunate that the deal to sell the Lucayan hotel in Grand Bahama didn’t work out. The hotel has been closed since Hurricane Matthew late in the hurricane season of 2016.

More patrols to save lives

RULES of the road for drivers of motor vehicles have to be followed to the tee unless we want headlines of more victims from accidents.

Wrong model

I write today in reference to recent comments from the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources stating that they would boost wholesale exportation of the Bahamian lobster. There won’t be any marine resources left to have a ministry of if we do that!