Letters to the Editor


Arrogance is a roadblock on the highway to wisdom

I must speak whenever there are injustices being visited on anyone. I must also, without ambiguity, express how I arrived at my explicit opinion.

Why you should never give people absolute power

UNDER the point of the sword, King John of England enacted the Magna Carta on 15 June, 1215, and created parliament. The principle is that everyone is subject to the law, even the king, and guarantees the rights of individuals, the right to justice and the right to a fair trial. The problem with any rights is how you enforce them. s1

Foreign affairs cost money

Did the Ministry of Foreign Affairs totally fail us, even embarrass us in their endeavour to win a seat at the UN Security Council?

Pay up or be shamed . . .

We owe $400 plus million on Real Property Taxes…Mr Minister - Mr Acting Financial Secretary a very, very simple method is to write to the people and/or their companies and give them 30-days to settle.

So where is the outrage?

We, as a nation, must not accept violent crimes, especially rape and murder, as the “new normal”.

Governor General should not be a political post

There is no such thing as a PLP Governor General or FNM Governor General

Smoking and driving sounds a bad mix to me

One of the Government’s Ministers made his point in justifying the new traffic laws by saying that people driving under the influence of alcohol or marijuana should pay stricter penalties than other traffic violations. He was referring to driving with an open bottle of alcohol in the car.

Many thanks, Alicia, for your moving words on young men

I am moved to thank Alicia Wallace for the column she wrote about the deaths of the two Bahamians Alrae Ramsey, my former colleague at the Foreign Office and Blair John, the St Mary’s Ph D student.

Get things under control, Minister

THERE are Ministers who can’t go a day without being on the news. So often they appear, usually they talk absolute rubbish as one did last week. Upstaging more senior ministers is a no-no.

CA Smith will do us proud, even though he blurted out the news

Let me start off by saying that I see absolutely nothing wrong with the Honourable Cornelius Alvin Smith being appointed to the august position of Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Having ‘known’ CA for decades, at a distance, I have no doubt that as a seasoned former politician; member of parliament and the cabinet along with his stellar post political career as a diplomat, he will do the people of The Bahamas proud.

Mr Johnson's boxing clever

Too many Bahamians have taken to the use of the conditional perfect, “would have” to refer, incorrectly, to action that was presumably taken. It has become a virus in our language.

Healthcare is a basic human right

THE Tribune has a long and proud editorial history of speaking its mind and doing so with conviction and reason.

Thanks, but we must decline offer

The past generation (40 years) has seen human beings in the free world race toward a brighter, more productive future. Progressive ideas of growth, technological advancements in all fields, new developments daily in science and medicine, all continue to give way to tides of change. Notable global pivoting, redirection, restructuring and even conversations about retribution have come to head in an effort to empower all citizens of earth.

Two wrongs don't make a right

The real story about the North Andros Airport terminal and the exorbitant rent was that it took the good Minister 24 months to discover and even seemingly after not finding a lease Government continued to pay.

Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom

Let me clarify that I am an advocate of corporal punishment and not abuse. I do not advocate hitting children in the head or breaking their bones or “blacking” their eyes. I do see nothing wrong with a child being beaten with a belt or cane on the legs, hips or arms. Again, sometimes cut hip leaves a mark and yes I am “fa real”.