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A MAN scoops leaked oil from the vessel MV Wakashio, belonging to a Japanese company that ran aground near Blue Bay Marine Park off the coast of south-east Mauritius on August 2, 2020. “As soon as you go south of Mauritius, you start smelling the oil. Within a short time you have a headache and, if you are near the coast, you quickly become ill…”

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Will these 36,000 voices be heard in the argument about oil?

WE are so busy glaring at COVID-19 we are about to be blindsided by something that could take a greater toll on The Bahamas for decades to come – a seemingly imminent plan to drill for oil.


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