Letters to the Editor


Toughen up law on phone use

The most mysterious phenomena of all times is the proliferation and saturation of the use of cellphones. Everyone has several, children as early as 2 years are playing games on the cellphone. iPad or kindle.

BTC must be commended

YESTERDAY marked the opening of the Commonwealth Youth Games at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium.

Setting an example

WHAT Island Country with seven letters beginning with “B” has a Standard & Poor’s rating as A Plus. Give up? It is Bermuda which, it has been said, is “a leading jurisdiction for re-insurance, capital markets”, etc.

Wonder woman

AS a PLP, I was devastated after the horrendous loss of May 10th 2017. Never before in The Bahamas has a party suffered such a loss. With my party holding just four seats in Parliament I was certain that the PLP, my party, would offer little or no opposition to the FNM with 35 seats in Parliament.

Legalising marijuana to cut crime

LEGALISING marijuana can reduce crime. Parents, guardians, siblings, cousins, aunties, uncles and friends mourn today because of the non-stop shooting deaths in New Providence. The cycle is all too familiar.

Rose-tinted view

Re: D’Aguilar: We’ll counter false information about country.

Mitchell's bid for leadership

THE Progressive Liberal Party will be holding a convention this year in order to elect a substantive leader, deputy leader and chairman.

A cruel analogy

AS an animal lover, I find the analogy “many ways to skin a cat” alarming made by the Minister of Tourism in the Business Section of today’s Tribune.

Sands continues to slash NHI

AFTER discounting the tax contributions of Bahamians and describing standard universal healthcare benefits as being “free”, Health Minister Duane Sands now says that Bahamians simply cannot afford the “burden” of taxes needed to maintain NHI spending levels.

Time for a domestic terminal

The time is long past for air transport officials to recognise that there is such a thing as domestic air travel in this country.

Miller’s expertise

Re: Miller: Govt should consult predecessors in bid to lower electricity bills.

Assault on universal healthcare

Health Minister Duane Sands’ flippant and deeply ignorant observation that “nothing in life is free” in relation to universal healthcare gave me chills. It immediately brought to mind the thought that, one day, I could be robbed at gunpoint and, getting the attention of a passing policeman, I am saved from the prospect of gunshot injury and recover my goods, only to be told by the officer that my bill for his intervention is $250.00 plus VAT.

Keep Montagu clean

Montagu is the only remaining public beach on the eastern end of the island. It’s used by a wide cross section of Bahamians, particularly from the Montagu and Free Town districts. It’s within walking distance of communities of diverse economic groupings and it provides recreation for many families, especially those without transport. Visitors also use the beach.

The descent of cyber world

IN recent times especially during the previous election. Cyber world has descended to the lowest of the low.

Don't take a risk with hurricanes

Since June 1, efforts have been made to sensitise the public about the seriousness of disaster striking The Bahamas. Hurricane Preparedness has been stressed, because if we as a people are better prepared, then the blow could be lessened.