Letters to the Editor


How to prevent COVID-19

It is the end of September 2020. Although we have learned a lot about the virus SARS-CoV-2 which causes the disease COVID-19, the topic continues to be a political pinata and the public is on the losing end of the stick.

Parents, turn in child criminals

Apathy and indifference to crime remain the major reasons for the prevalence of criminality in our country.

Bahamian redneck culture

In a Ramble Bahamas write-up entitled The Contract, authors Jessica Dawson and Tracey Thompson wrote that between 1943 and 1965, approximately 30,000 Bahamians worked on The Contract in the United States. In the early 1940s, the Bahamian economy, particularly in New Providence, was in complete shambles, owing to World War II.

Waterloo nightclub checks justified

I was delighted to read the RBPF covid-enforcement unit has been spot checking the Waterloo nightclub.

In it for himself?

Ordinarily the movement by a politician like Vaughn Miller from the FNM to the PLP would not warrant my attention, but I was forced to note his words ‘‘it is time for me to do what is best for me’’.

Test strips could end lockdown

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has created a public health and economic crisis leading to psychological suffering and economic pain for all Bahamians.

Prison outbreak would be disaster

When the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services was relocated at Fox Hill in 1952, it was built to house a total of 334 inmates, with the main facility having a capacity of 224; a first offender’s facility being able to accommodate 80 inmates and a female’s facility, 30 inmates.

Be opposite of Trump

Re: It’s time people grow up and really throw themselves at this crisis. The Tribune, Insight, September 21, 2020

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.