A LETTER TO THE EDITOR
I am relieved that the Prime Minister has finally addressed even though very little about the possibility of smuggling and other irregular activities at Porters Cay. The slackness that exists everywhere else including many docks has been happening since time immemorial. But we all know that Mr. Ingraham is only scratching the surface. The biggest joke is that there is public opinion that many illegal things to be concerned about walk right through the airport, while Custom’s Officers watch.
Now I would love to mention what has been a suspicion for decades. While I am positive this does not apply to all residents, there are several gated communities that have canals, where residents can bring their boats right up to their backdoors. We are all “nincompoops” if we believe that illegal activities are not happening behind the gates of these communities.
The rational is that drugs still flow like water and every young man on the streets of Nassau has a gun. We all know that the police is either afraid of the backlash or do not have the will to go behind these gates and investigate.
I dare say, the people who we think are so honest and so much above board are just people, just like all of us. The strange thing about illegal activities is that not everyone can keep the secrets. Pillow talk can cause the rest of information to spill.
I strongly suggest that the police direct their energies and attention to these gated neighbourhoods and maybe there is some luck there.
A demented mind is not unique only to the regular native Bahamian. Highly profitable illegal activities are attractive to all. There are countless examples where the most sophisticated have run afoul of the law. Greed has no class or colour.