Letters to The Editor

THE RAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of a moral crisis maintained their neutrality.” (Dante)  Today, the Rand Memorial Hospital is no better off than it was when I severely criticized the FNM government in February 2012, four years ago.  At the time, the criticism was directed at the lack of bed space and wasting the public’s monies for the purchasing of the old Freeport Inn Hotel for $2 million dollars.  The then government aggravated a bad situation by building a new accident and emergency section, and a new operating theatre.  They placed new

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FNM REBELLION

Brian Seymore FNM REBELLION Street justice and mob rule.  The end justifies the mean.  Moving the goal post in the middle of the game and, winning at all costs.  These expressions represent the lowest standard for civilized man and for the making of a despot.  This is not the Bahamian way.  We have party conventions, and outside of conventions, we have national general councils, or central council meetings on a monthly basis.  The party members also have a parliamentary caucas.  These are the long standing mechanisms we use in party politics in the Bahamas. Mr. Edison Key, Member of Parliament,

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KELLY BURROWS ON FNM MISSTEPS

Dear Editor  Can someone explain to me the reason for the treatment of. Monique Gomez the President of the women’s association of the FNM, who was denied the nomination for the South Beach Constituency, after working assiduously in the area non-stop from the last election to be treated with such disdain. Mr. Howard “Bambozzle” Johnson who lost in the Central Eleuthera constituency by less than 70 votes, was nominated for South Beach, my understanding, being encouraged and given the blessings off the leadership and undermining of Monique over a year ago, in working the area. Why wasn’t he re-nominated, in

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LET US NOT TURN ON OURSELVES

Last week was an extraordinary week in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. This oasis of a country that we have inherited and was founded on Christian principles and an abiding respect for the rule of law saw Commissioner of Police, ask Mr. Ellison Greenslade, Mr. Quinn McCartney, former Deputy of Police (retired) and Senator, the Honorable Keith Bell, Junior Minister of National Security, and a former Superintendent of Police, all of these fine gentlemen love their country, and are among the bright stars of this generation in policing. So it was troubling to see them engaging in a public row

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Kelly Burrows Returns To The Theme On The Standards Of Dressing

  Have standards gone out of the door, with some of our so called leaders, or simply they don’t know any better? who is to passed the mantle down to our young people? I’m so happy to have been given the opportunity in being exposed to what is proper etiquette and general protocol of life at a young age, unless standards have changed, if it has, it seems for the worst. Watching tonight’s NB 12 news, 2. Editions caught my attention, “1” At the youth awards at the Melia last evening, one of the recipients, name not displayed on screen,

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CHURCH AND STATE

Brian Seymour Part I The government of the Bahamas exists for one reason only that is to provide and preserve the peace for the rights of all individuals and encourage the peaceful and orderly development of its people within its territory.  It is also the duty of the government to defend the rule of law.  It is its duty to provide for the indigent, inclusive of the widows and orphans, and those who from time to time find themselves in distress.  It is not the role of government to give aid and comfort to the slothful.  Simply put, this is

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BRIAN SEYMOUR WRITES FROM FREEPORT ABOUT A LONG AGO ABACO STORM

On September 6, viagra 1932, the island of Abaco was rocked by a Category Five hurricane.  This hurricane has come to be known as the GREAT ABACO HURRICANE.  This storm had wind speeds up to 200 miles per hour.  When it was over, reports are that 16 people perished, and 300 injured.  According to records, two historic churches were destroyed and their 3-feet thick walls were reduced to rubble.  Records, further, indicate that people had to crawl from house to house to safety.  According to the National Hurricane Center data, Abaco can expect to be hit with a hurricane every

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM A YOUNG PLP

Good morning,  You asked the other day “what’s going on in my world?” Well here is some food for thought basically in summary.  Keep in mind, I can elaborate on all the below.   – Overwhelming amount of illegal immigrants crossing our borders – Our people especially in the Fox Hill area are living in fear of all the gang violence, crime and corruption.  – I look around and see that education to our kids now a days is not important.  -Bahamar has taken a huge toll on our people especially the younger kids in my generation who were about

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BRIAN SEYMOUR WRITES FROM FREEPORT

by Brian Seymour Since attaining Independence in 1973, the Bahamas has had three Prime Ministers. First, there was the Father of the nation, Sir Lynden Pindling, secondly, The Honorable Hubert Ingraham; and now, The Honorable Perry Christie, the present sitting Prime Minister. All three men given allowances for human frailties have served us well. They all share a common character fault, not knowing when one’s season is finished. In the case of the first two, they had to suffer humiliating defeat at the polls, and then sent home leaving in its wake, their parties in shambles having to rebuild almost

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LETTER TO EDITOR: KELLY BURROWS WANTS COATS BUTTONED

Mr. Editor.   It saddens me today when our so called Leaders continue to show their ignorance to proper decorum. Watching the 6.30 PM, newscast. Friday evening. There’s the Minister for Grand Bahama, getting ready to inspect the Guard of Honor at the Independence Park Rally, with his coat open up. Do these people know any better? God help us!!!      Kelly. D Burrows  Freeport Grand Bahama  P.O. Box F 42977  Telephone 373 7126    Michael  Darville responds to the above letter: It amazes me that people who grew up under the crown focus on such petty things as dress and decorum. Yet we are

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CAN A DEVELOPER TAKE BAHA MAR ACROSS THE FINISH LINE

Today a letter was sent to Bahar Mar employees thanking them for their support and justifying the actions of the company in filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  It went on to say that drastic steps might have to be taken; this signaled to all that the end is near. The government of the Bahamas with its delegation on their way to China now has to revert to plan B which is as follow:                 The first step is to ensure the smooth exit of the present developer;                 Negotiate with the general contractor the completion of the project ASAP;

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: KELLY BURROWS ON BILL COSBY

  I am so terribly disappointed in Bill Cosby “One time America’s dad” over the years I read all of his books, on educating black folks, that there’s a better life than the hood life, particularly in his book “Come On People” sad to say. Here’s a 77 year old man, what a miserable life he must have suffered. He’s a hypocrite of the first order, and a fraudster, I once shared and agreed in his philosophy. Who along with two other revered black men in America like. Vernon Jordan whose book. “Vernon Can Read” that I would highly recommend, Also. Former

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KELLY BURROWS TALKS ABOUT HIS FIGHT WITH CANCER

June 19.2015 In the seasons of life i have had more than my share of summers. A long run of sunny days and adventures night filled with lucky stars, uninterrupted by great personal calamity, rewarding in ways i could not have imagined in those formative years growing up in nassau. That was never clearer than when in my late fifties making no attempt to prepare me for what was coming. There were those fleeting moments of wondering, is this payback for having a good life? Despite imperfect behavior and decisions from time to time? Retribution from whoever or whatever has

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Elcott Coleby Says The Press Has It Wrong On Moss, Rollins And The PLP

Dear Editor When is ninety-three percent a failing grade? I ask this question because evidently, the critics of the Prime Minister are aggressively seeking to convince the Bahamian public that ninety-three percent is a failing grade.   Ever since the Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie became leader of his party, he began the process of selecting the future leadership of his party and the country. Of the number of future leaders Mr. Christie recruited, about twenty-nine or ninety-three percent of his recruits are still actively involved in frontline politics at various levels of leadership. The names include

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