Comparing the eras

Dear Editor,

We have turned our heads from the indecency and disregard, while striving for a better life for ourselves and our children. We as a people have found it easier to walk away rather than to fight our rights.  This is called oppression.

Bahamian politicians have been so busy focusing on the what the FNM did or did not do that they have lost sight of what the needs are of Bahamian people.

As a young Bahamian man growing up in the 1960s, I worked for less than $120.00 per week. Life was good then.  Gas was priced at 15-20 cents per gallon. You could buy a hamburger for 35 cents.  To bring you to the present, gas is over 5 dollars per gallon.  To this end we have to work over one and a half hours to buy one gallon of gas in an 8-hour day.

The year 2002 must have been good for the prime minister at that time. He found it in his heart to increase minimum wage.

This letter was written by a Bahamian man who is living and experiencing this life and travesty of justice.  We are not asking for a house over the hill. Rather, we are asking for a decent life to continue to be productive citizens.

Signed

The Bahamian People.

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