Two Violent incidents in Nassau in recent days results in another US Security warning about Bahamas. As expected many Bahamians were angry at the Americans, how dare you they say!
I have, including my friends and family, repeated the same excuses.. Bahamians keep looking around for someone else to be blame. Yes. it seems obvious that the majority law abiding Bahamians didn’t commit these crime but should we all go blameless.
We continue to ignore the social issues around us; unemployment, teenage pregnancy, communities no longer exist as they use to. And poverty does not necessary equates to crime. My grandparents were poor but they weren’t criminals. What about the root causes of crime.
2014, Drexel Deal delivers a powerful speech on addressing the roots cause of crimes in the Bahamas,at the Rotary club of East Nassau.
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We can throw money, get angry with the criminals or even show our frustration but as Deal said above we have to tackle the root cause of crime. If we fail as a nation, paradise will be lost forever.