Nassau, Bahamas – A Pentecostal preacher could not have said it better as he shouted on national radio today, “GO TOMMY GO!” His calls along with others for the resignation of the minister of national security, supposedly, are getting louder. But we ask today our readers a serious question, where is The Bahamas headed with the level of crime and violence now unfolding on this tiny island called New Providence?
Almost every day you hear it. Tourists are getting robbed in some hotel elevator, on Bay Street, shot in Cable Beach, and gun butted on some nature trail or attacked in some restaurant. Is The Bahamas prepared to resign itself to such mayhem for the world to turn its nose up at us?
Are we prepared to hijack the future of our children, grand children and great grand children for some instant greed by some, the few, the rebellious few, who’ve plunged us into this vortex of crime and violence? The few who are hooked on inhales of a “BACKWOODS” drug and as a result is prepared to carry an entire nation backwards.
Are we prepared to see our old men and women suffer; raped and murdered by the hands of these cold killers? Violence, where the innocent tremble and lay victims at the face of some angry root of the earth; some wild seed whose father had no time for them.
We submit that The Bahamas is on the verge of disintegration, hard words but true and someone must say it. We are on a plummeted course and into an abyss that will write-off the promised hopes and dreams we desire for our children, our family and our community; dreams we daresay we cannot afford to lose.
We must change our course. We much stem the tide of destruction that lies just seconds before us. We repeat. We must change our course or, brace for impact. Impact, that now attempts to destroy us as a nation.
Bahamas Press, therefore, calls on all Bahamians to rise up against this blatant cloud of ‘VICKEDNESS’ seeping from the corners of our society. We must put an end to this course of mayhem and destruction set on fire by the few in our nation. We cannot, should not, must not let them slaughter our peace nor sacrifice our Bahamas for their personal greed and craved addictions. Today Bahamas Press launches our campaign, “STOP THEM NOW!”
We need Change Bahamas!