|What is happening to Cable Beach?|
Published: Jun 22, 2012
I refer to the circulation and publication of the article by Pierre Dupuch entitled, “Cable Beach Is Being Destroyed”.
I read it in the newspaper the other day. Has there been any evidence of anyone in the government or the opposition listening? The more important question is has the Bahamian public been listening? How do you get more of an outcry?
Are the claims really true? Does the average Bahamian really understand the impact? Do they really care? Maybe something needs to be circulated that clearly states how this is going to affect Joe Blow – that is, the masses of the people on a personal level.
Sad to say, very few people in this country care about anything unless it affects them (mainly their pocketbooks) not just personally, but here and now.
I suspect that the government has no intention of revoking anything or doing anything that has been recommended.
My gut feeling is that it will not take the 38 members of the House of Assembly or our government officials to get this done. It’s going to take the 350,000 of us who are left.
I could be dead wrong, but I submit to you today Mr. Dupuch that this will not stop until thousands of Bahamians come together and form a human chain, refusing to allow the work to continue.
I submit to you Bahamas, that if the work continues and if the beach is destroyed, it is not the fault of the government. It is the fault of the 350,000 of us who sat back and allowed it.
What I am saying is, if and when it happens, don’t blame the Free National Movement, the Progressive Liberal Party, or the Democratic National Alliance. Blame the Bahamian people. We have the power.
It’s just up to us to use it. Maybe not enough of us care.
– Lorraine Gibson