Nassau, Bahamas – Bahamas Press has safely concluded that one of the reasons for our worldwide readership is because we are many that produce commentary and facts, encouraging divergent perspectives on topical issues. Hence, divergent perspectives on a particular topic often can and do run parallel.
Bahamas Press has been keeping our worldwide readership up to speed on the testimonies coming out of The Travolta Case, where former PLP Senator Pleasant Bridgewater and Tarino Lightbourne are on trial for extortion. Likewise, Bahamas Press’ worldwide readership have contributed divergent views that nevertheless has a disturbing thread running through them, that causes Bahamas Press to ask, who is the real criminal in this episode?
There is a skewed philosophy in the Bahamas that anyone who exposes a crime is a criminal for reporting it and the perpetrator is the victim. This skewed philosophy is the disturbing thread running through commentary by our worldwide readers about The Travolta Case.
Bahamas Press will not go into the details of the case to sway any conclusions by the court or our worldwide readership. But we do put forth these thought provoking questions:
- A) Who is on trial for extortion? Is it Bridgewater or Maynard-Gibson?
- B) Who initiated contact with Travolta/representatives? Was it Bridgewater or Maynard-Gibson?
- C) Was it Maynard-Gibson that went looking for Bridgewater to entrap her into committing a crime?
- D) Once becoming aware that a crime was being hatched, wasn’t Maynard-Gibson as an Officer of the Courts, a law-abiding citizen and lawyer for Travolta morally obligated to report it and if asked to by the authorities, assist in exposing the plot?
Bahamas Press ask our worldwide readership that if these questions are objectively legitimate, then who is the real criminal in this exercise—the one who initiated the act, or the one who reported it?