Homeless man on the Milo Bulter entrance round-a-bout

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b-f9141Nassau, Bahamas: A homeless man sitting near the round-a-bout at the entrance of the Milo Butler Highway. The highway cost millions to build and design, but today a homeless man see it as home. With traffic flowing all around him, the man lay helpless. Now when we in the Bahamas see photos like these popping around the capital, we accept the fact that our nation is in decline. The helpless and homeless are dying on the streets of the most wealthiest nation in the Caribbean.

When we see these photos we now know why no one in the WUTLESS Media wants to create an international website. The hope to hide and not show the world the true state of the Bahamas. a-f9143

However, whilst people cannot eat and are  losing their JOBS AND HOMES, Hubert Ingraham wishes to build more roads, why? So he can see more homeless people on them we guess.

  • how sad can we do something yes we can by law
    im feel bad that i have a home and they dont

  • Well first things first, churches are not interested in this kind of thing, simply because: 1. the homeless man cant pay tithes. 2.they dont read the bible nor preach the truth from it,so thehy dont know what to do nor do those who attend such churches, it is not instilled in them from youth to love your neighbor. 3. the families of some of these homeless men and women have abandoned them to their ways, because they were either mentally ill, monetary drains on the family, drug and alcohol abusers, and their families sit in those churches and sit comfortable. Many of these men are just at a loss for what to do with themselvess, others are still substance abusers. Their are core problems that are effecting people in the bahamas in more ways than just homelessness and its sad to say, it will only get worse.

  • ShaSha

    ShaSha :Everyone is calling on the state and religious institutions to deal with this probelm, but my first thought is always, where are their families? If their families are not concerned enough to seek assistance from the church, the government, the police, friends and ohter family members, or whomever, in getting their loved one of the streets, then why should a random stranger such as myself take on this burdensome responsibility? Sure we should all be our brother’s keeper, but my meager financial resources in these tough economic times can barely feed, clothe, house, educate and support family, much less some homeless man on the round-a-bout. By paying National Insurance to the government and tithes to the church, I feel that I have done my part, the rest is up to his family.
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  • ShaSha

    Everyone is calling on the state and religious institutions to deal with this probelm, but my first thought is always, where are their families? If their families are not concerned enough to seek assistance from the church, the government, the police, friends and ohter family members, or whomever, in getting their loved one of the streets, then why should a random stranger such as myself take on this burdensome responsibility? Sure we should all be our brother’s keeper, but my meager financial resources in these tough economic can barely feed, clothe, house, educate and support family, much less some homeless man on the round-a-bout. By paying National Insurance to the government and tithes to the church, I feel that I have done my part, the rest is up to his family.

  • Media, You are absolutely correct in saying the STATE has a role to play here. Having worked with schizophrenia patients, I can attest to the need for medication and psychiatric help for a lot of these unfortunate persons. On medication they feel like zombies and often go off for that reason and then become delusional and retreat from a normal social life.
    Expert help is needed but the basic needs of food and shelter can be provided by lay organizations. We must each attempt to do our part to assist our brothers in need.

  • media

    @Joe Blow
    I agree with some of your comments this JOE, but equally, members of the STATE also has a role to play. I always refer to Mayor Rudy Giuliani (former Mayor of New York) when I see such persons. He engaged a aide programme for such persons. He instituted more shelters and removed them off the streets. The fact is some of these persons need MEDICAL attention, not just food.

    They are off medication and need that help as well. The struggles of life have driven them to this point. And scripture admonishes us all – STRONG persons – to assist up the weak. AMEN!

    Bahamas Press/Editor

  • The gentleman in the photos has been around in that condition for a long time. We use to call people who prefered not to conform to the more acceptable ways of society “hobos”. I believe the “religious” and service organizations should take the lead and open shelters and soup kitchens to make certain these people have food and shelter should they choose to make use of the service. Police officers could be more vigilant and transport them to the shelters whenever they come across them. However, if they refuse the help there is little that can be done unless we charge them with being vagrants and that does not have any long term affect. To say that the core values of one party are superior to the other party is ridiculous and does nothing to mitigate the situation.

  • Wells

    This is one thing that I can never understand! This Country can do better, instead of worrying about frivolous things that we sit up all night to think about! Something like this can be resolved!! Also of all the ones around by the Paradise Island Bridges!

  • canesfins

    At its core principles, the PLP has been the party of the less fortunate. Priorities in the FNM seem to change and be focused in different areas. Unfortunately I think this trend is continuing.

  • Sincere

    You know “Media”, this hurts me so much. My heart cries for our nation. Everyday men and women are less able to provide for their families. Nothing is being done about it. There is so much going on in our country and our government seems unphased by any of it. What bothers me most is the fact that the FNM seems to not be even interested in trying to make something happen. I can’t stand all the “politricks”. They should at least be honest with the Bahamian public and keep us well informed as to the nature of the crises. With the amount of job losses, and with the inevitable crackdown in offshore banking, the Bahamas goverment should be on top of any impending situations that would cause more Bahamians to lose their jobs, their homes, cars, and what have you. I have said before, these politicians live outside of the bubble. They think we are so stupid!!!