Letters to the Editor


A well-deserved thank you

When things go wrong, we are quick to complain. When things go right, it's rarely noticed.

The way to the average Bahamian voter's heart is through his stomach

The political framework of The Bahamas is stubbornly rudimentary, to the extent that Bahamians with a low IQ can comprehend the basics of politics.

Bahamian false prophets are running amok on Facebook

The legendary Dr Myles Munroe was a trailblazer in Christian broadcasting in The Bahamas, having learned at the feet of American Pentecostal faith healer and televangelist Oral Roberts. Munroe attended ORU in Oklahoma in the 1970s. Many of the contemporary features we often take for granted in today’s charismatic churches were first introduced by Munroe, when he founded Bahamas Faith Ministries (BFM) in the early 1980s.

D.E.P.P disrespects architects

The newly constituted Department of Environment Planning & Protection is another slap in the face of architects. It is beyond me why architects have been the only profession to be singled out by successive governments for attacks.

A prison officer speaks out

I am a corrections officer at the Bahamas Department of Corrections (BDOCS), and feel that it is my duty as a public servant to speak out about what I am seeing take place at the institution. I must say that the statement given by Commissioner Murphy to the media regarding inmate unrest at BDOCS was in my opinion untrue.

The church, the apostle & the prison

Many of us have been following the letters to the editor and now the March 29th article in the Insight section of your paper in which a former inmate shared his first hand experience at the Bahamas Department of Corrections.

End corruption in Zimbabwe

It is tearful that the police, local councils, the vehicle inspection department that issues driving licenses and the education department were among the most corrupt institutions.

Farewell to a fearless fighter

On April 6, 2021, I lost a very dear friend and mentor. He was a giant of a man; a fearless fighter for inclusion, justice, equality, and opportunity for all, no matter where you were from.

Who qualifies for NIB fund?

I have been a contributor of the National Insurance (NIB) fund since the 1980’s; more than three decades ago. I have applied for the unemployment benefit on February 01, 2021. I had included all the necessary documents.

Travel trouble

Like the rest of the world, I have grown COVID weary with lockdowns, travel restrictions, and curfews. I miss hugging my family and shaking hands when I meet someone. After a year of seeing Bay Street deserted, the novelty of being able to park downtown is wearing off and I’m looking forward to seeing more tourists. In the face of an uncertain job market, homeschooling, and curfews Bahamians push on with stoic optimism.

To vaccinate or not?

The salient question that is now foremost in most Bahamians and residents minds is: “Do I voluntarily take the recommended vaccine and just how safe is it?” During the past two weeks I have been polling listeners on my radio talk show: ExpressYourself @ 99.5 FM on exactly that same question. So far, in excess of 75% of the responders stated that under No Circumstances, except mandated by the law, would they be injected with the vaccine, Astrazeneca, now available in limited quantities in The Bahamas.

Tourism figures

We have visited The Bahamas for fifty years and our family has owned a holiday property for a long time.

Embarrassing state report on The Bahamas

Last week’s report from the US State Department once again outlining the absolutely appalling conditions at the prison did nothing but vindicate and support the chain of letters this month by former inmates. How much more international embarrassment must The Bahamas sustain before our leaders get it right?

Why the vaccine controversy?

From our birth to the age of 18 years we receive 16 vaccinations some via multiple doses.

Can we make adjustments?

The subject matter was the headline in The Tribune on Thursday, April 1st, 2021 (Too heavy to fly cost him his life). The article was about Mr Louis Edward Rolle, a 74-year-old man who died in Bimini.