Letters to the Editor


Questions to be answered

It is easy to be the smartest person in the room when the right questions are not being asked, and if I were a lawyer representing a client it would be in the interest of my client/clients to get the questions right.

Reasons we should be thankful

Be thankful that you have access to the internet, are able to read this, and are able to order your groceries online/watch TV online/take a course online. Some persons among us don’t even have electricity where they live. Further to that some cannot even read or write.

Extra bandwith

One hears of private sector companies in the USA and UK making ventilators . . .

So important to teach tech

Bahamians, we are living in unprecedented times.

US was the worst prepared for virus

Viruses are older than human existence. In 1918 we had the Spanish flu which infected 500 million and killed 20 million to 50 million people. We had the SARS outbreak of 2002 to 2004. It infected 8098 and killed 774 people from China, other Asian countries, the UK (4) and Toronto, Canada. In 2014 the Ebola outbreak killed 11,315 in 5 African countries and the US. So why wasn’t the world prepared? Maybe because it was not profitable because they occur over a decade apart, but that can change.

Acting responsibly

Re: Strike ‘happy medium’ over virus lockdown. – The Tribune, Business, 26 March, 2020.

Pensive about the global order

As the world is gripped by by Covid-19 pandemic, I find myself pensive about the global political, economic and social order.

Too long to open a bank account

Malcolm Strachan wrote a very good article in The Tribune the other day, and his advice to the public and admonishment to those not following the new rules about social distancing and behaving in a responsible manner should be read and understood by everyone.

All hands on deck for this

The idea of the West End Clinic being used as a quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients has been rejected outright by some West End residents.

All in this together

Stephen Hawking, the late 74-year-old Cambridge professor, said: “The world is facing huge environmental and technological challenges and needs to unite and work together to protect the humanity. We face awesome environmental challenges:

This is a time to try men's souls

The advent of the deadly and highly contagious Corona Virus a/k/a ‘COVID-19’ has upended everything and everyone’s plans for the present and for the future worldwide. Here at home we are between a rock and a very hard place. This is the so-called flu season and when compounded with the known symptoms of COVID-19 the average Bahamian may well be confused and perplexed beyond measure.

We need a multi-step approach

In order to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), a multi-step plan should be enacted.

More meat needed on the bone

I am aware that the mainstream media is biased towards what it hoped would be the successful navigation of the Corona Virus syndrome by the Minnis regime. It is now known that the official Opposition is lockstep with the PM and his allies in the imposition of draconian emergency powers which might abrogate the Bahamas Independence Order, 1973.

Fallout from this pandemic will test us like never before

Thank you Dr. Minnis, Dr. Sands and the medical team for leading the charge in the war against COVID-19.

Davis got it wrong on curfew

Conventional wisdom dictates that in times of health pandemics we should ignore the posturing of politicians and instead lean on the advice of medical professionals.