A Letter to the Editor
Biminites are furious of this incident that happened and appeal to Mr. Boyd, Anglican Priest to please move Father Collin Humes from the Anglican Church in Bimini. Mrs. Rahming and his wife worked together for the Department of Social Services Alice Town Bimini.
We, the Community of Bimini respect Mrs. Rahming highly who since she came back to Bimini has helped numerous of persons. Many of us didn’t know of the various assistance Social Services had to offer until she came. We respect and really appreciate her for that.
Mrs. Jamie Humes should have been gone off this Island a long time ago, we do not want her here because she has a serious attitude problem and thinks she’s better than others. She always goes around the Island spreading rumors about her clients as well as others.
The whole island heard about the incident, which happened at The Department of Social Services Bimini. In fact there were witnesses there who saw Mrs. Jamie Humes husband, Priest of the Anglican Church here in Bimini standing on the outside of the building cursing and carrying on like a street person. This is wrong; because his wife is in charge of the Bimini office we were told. She went home to bring her husband on the job to fight with her colleague Mrs. Rahming who is well known to us to be humble, pleasant, respectful, Christian soft-spoken young lady.
We know that Mrs. Rahming was being mistreated on her job many times by Mrs. Humes because of visitations that were made to the office by us.
There were times when she spoke to Mrs. Rahming as if she was a dog. One of our friends went to pick up her food stamps early one morning before going to work, Mrs. Rahming couldn’t get into the drawer because it was locked.
Our question to you is as we reserved from Mrs. Rahming came on the island to work is it both of them to work in the office why is that? Mrs. Rahming do not have keys for the filing cabinet when she ran the Bimini office, as a secretary many times on her own during the time Mrs. Edden and Mrs. Humes was not on the Island. There were many times persons went to the office for assistance and saw her she handled herself professionally.
Mrs. Rahming should be applauded and given a raise, promotion for the fantastic job she has done in knowing how to deal with people other than Mrs. Humes. Many mornings we saw Mrs. Rahming and her husband walking to work when there is a government vehicle owned by the Department of Social Services.
If Mrs. Rahming is running the Department on her own while the worker is off the Island performing duties for the Department, why is it that she cannot drive the vehicle? That is a government vehicle, which should be used by all staff in the office performing office duties. All of the other Government ministries here on the Island allow their staff members to drive their vehicle while performing their duties on the job.
When Mrs. Rahming first came back to Bimini when she was driving the gulf cart firstly owned by the department, Mrs. Humes had her police friend pull Mrs. Rahming on the side of the road asking her to park the vehicle when she had to been given a key to drive it.
How is it that if Mrs. Rahming is doing such a terrific job running the office while case aid worker is off the island. How is that she is being seen on numerous occasions walking or catching a ride transporting Government work to the Commissioner’s office for the Department while the vehicle is parked on the dock until Mrs. Humes return, this is deplorable! Bimini is a small community we all know what is going.
There is a saying that says, “Trees talk in Bimini” believe it. Secondly we have reserve that when she is on the Island she do not involve and invite Mrs. Rahming to any functions on the island she would go by herself.
We do not want Mrs. Humes neither her husband Father Colin Humes on this Island anymore because we do not respect him anymore for going to Mrs. Rahming job to fight her for lies his wife told him. Mrs. Rahming is not that type of person, for we have known her.
How can he go on God’s pulpit to perform mass duties etc. after using profanity and fighting? He needs to step down and apologize to Mrs. Rahming he suppose to be the leader in the community and set examples. He handled the situation wrongly whereby he should have called Mrs. Rahming aside and speaks with her, his wife is wrong because she is in charge of the office, she left the office on government time, and brought her husband on her job to fight Mrs. Rahming was wrong.
Let me remind you that staff from the Tourism office was there as well as many others because he had drawn a crowd. Because of what we saw if Mrs. Rahming’s husband did not stop by we know that Father Humes and his wife would have perhaps have beaten Mrs. Rahming to death.
The community of Bimini needs urgent help attention from Mrs. Butler, Minister responsible for the Department of Social Services, Father Laish Boyd, Head of the Anglican Diocese, to deal with this matter urgently and fairly.
Members of Bimini Community