Steve Hooker Sr.
June 25-2004-Rich in so many things and still
poor in a lot and I mean where it hurts.
The City with the most Cell Phones in the world can be one of the
most beautiful cities in the world, but too many obstacles and Political
Bureaucracy has stop the growth of what this City can really be. The
potential of becoming a Gateway to the entire Caribbean where for many
years we have conducted trades between many Caribbean nations is still
there. And if we take good care of our Natural Resources we can get it
back to where we were when you talk about Fishing and Forestry.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have no Political leaders in
the Region, it is just a big Scam and it will not go away until the people
of the Region take a stance against this entire line of Corruption. You in
the community have to start searching your heart and come up with ideas to
save this Region, it is slipping away from us and it doesnít look good.
We must stop following and become leaders, but
leaders of the Truth. Leaders who will be able to stand and take
constructive Criticism for what we do. And if we have done something wrong
then learn to accept it and move on to better things and correct the wrong
we have done.
we could have done so many good things for our Region
with all the money wasted on personal agendas and the skeleton buildings
of the Autonomy Palace and the Palace of Justice. We could have built more
Class Rooms for our schools, Rehabilitation Centers, Social Environment
for our Elders and so many other good things could have been done. It is
sickening to see those two skeletons and hear how much money was wasted on
them and who benefited from those misdeals. As we understand we may still
have to pay more money on those famous Skeletons.
Every time some one is asked to do something about
the Corruption in our Region and denounce the ones doing these wrongful
things, the first thing that comes out of their mouths is the word fear.
And you canít blame them, sometimes especially when we see what was done
to our Brave Men and Women of our Police Force, but we have to put a stop
to that and we have to work towards a better South Region, we need to
cooperate with our Police Force and help them in all we can.
We have tried to address the problems of the Drug use
and Abuse and the distribution of this deadly weapon but we cannot sit
there and talk to the users, abusers and distributors without a plan of
attack. We need to have something to offer them in return if they are to
leave that drug and alcohol addictive life behind. There are no jobs, so
they hang around the corners, there are no centers of Social and healthy
Environment for them to attend.
We ask them to stop doing Drugs but on every corner
of our City we find a Bar, most of which are open for up to 18 hours a
day, which means if they stop doing drugs what next, pick up drinking?
What would be the message sent to our youth? We need everyone to come
together and find a solution and put it in play to get our Region back. We
are losing it at a fast pace. The big problem is who to blame, the bars at
the corners? the owners run these bars support their families,
so donít get me wrong and please understand what Iím trying to explain
here and how much we need each other to fight this entire War.
I honestly think that we need to beat up and
terminate the Political Corruption first before we can attempt to confront
any of the other problems that we face in the region.
Coming up: can we celebrate anything in Bluefields
without CarnivalóMay Pole---Carnapole?
Why canít we dedicate Carnival to Bluefields
Birthday, May pole to the month of May and Carna Pole to anytime?
Each one must teach one!