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'Our People'

Thomas C. Famous. Photo: Provided
The Hamilton SDA Church in Bermuda is filled with relief supplies for Bahamas. Photo: Provided
The Hamilton SDA Church in Bermuda is filled with relief supplies for Bahamas. Photo: Provided
Caricom has responded to assist hurricane ravaged Bahamas. Photo: Provided
Caricom has responded to assist hurricane ravaged Bahamas. Photo: Provided
Bermudians get ready relief supplies for hurricane hit Bahamas. Photo: Provided
Bermudians get ready relief supplies for hurricane hit Bahamas. Photo: Provided
Thomas C. Famous

There has, unfortunately, always been a certain element in Bermuda that has constantly attempted to tell us that we are not a part of the Caribbean and as such, we should have nothing to do with "those people".

Many have cited our involvement with CARICOM ( Caribbean Community) and "those people" as a waste of time and money.

The same "those people" who, are in actuality "our people".

Last week some of "our people" in the Bahamas islands were hit with a Category 5+ hurricane of apocalyptic proportions. 

The same very same Bahamas Islands that were originally populated by both Black and Whites from Bermuda 350 years ago.

The same Bahamas, were slaves who escaped from Bermuda, sailed and hid in caves for months. Then eventually settled on different islands.

So yes, "those people" in the Bahamas are indeed "our people" in the Bahamas.

"Our people" in the Bahamas were subjected to 20ft sea water floods and winds of over 200 miles per hour.

Unfortunately, hundreds of "our people" are most likely dead.

Tens of thousands of "our people" are homeless.

This week Bermudians, of all stripes, saw beyond the negative narratives and have risen to the occasion to help "our people".

The Hamilton SDA Church is filled to the doors with goods and more importantly, love for "our people".

For those that are unsure of what Caricom is, the answer is fairly simple. It is us helping each other at all times.

God Bless all who are assisting in different ways.

5 Responses to “'Our People'”

  • unity (10/09/2019, 09:42) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need each other now more than ever, not just for climate change and integration but to resist the powers who are turning their heads to the Caribbean to stimulate their economies while draining us of our lifeblood.
  • qc (10/09/2019, 10:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another good piece chris
  • NezRez (10/09/2019, 10:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    We African are all ONE PEOPLE. We got kidnapped and dumped all around the globe. We should never stop helping each other. There is strength in numbers and we should NEVER FORGET to help anyone in need.
  • Hit the nail on the head (10/09/2019, 15:09) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Amen!

    You could not have said it better!

    My 2 cents
    Regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, etc., the people on the islands of Bahamas are human beings and experienced a disaster for which we should not hesitate to live up to the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do to you. In other words, in the event that each of us experience a disaster, we would want "them people" and others to assist.
  • Make us Great Again! (10/09/2019, 22:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good word! God bless!!


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