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Don’t shoot the messenger

September 18, 2013

Dear Sir,

Your correspondent ‘Sky Larkin' in a letter dated September 17th entitled ‘Quit Whinging and give OBA a chance to fix PLP's mess' gets immediate placement today September 18th to my article which ran on the 17th.

I am looking forward to this letter dated September 18th also receiving an immediate placement.

It appears your correspondent's (Sky Larkin) aim is to ignore my message by trying to lump me in with the PLP because I dare criticise the OBA — in an attempt to negate the content of my message by trying to create a false illusion.

Such is the type of deliberately dishonest tactics used in Bermuda politics, but I will not be deterred, and will provide fair criticism of the OBA, as I did to the PLP government for 14 years and the former UBP government (even as a supporter) when they were in government.

Such is my consistent advocacy for a better Bermuda spanning more than four decades.

The fact that an Independent voice — who is critical of the PLP's tenure will not today sit idle and suffer the same mistakes from the current government is necessary in Bermuda today.

Sky Larkin appears to appreciate that an independent voice will help prevent this government from running roughshod over the people, and inspite of their personal attacks, I will continue to be that voice and encourage others to do likewise.

Mr. Acting Editor, personal attacks and cowardly labels continue to be commonplace in Bermuda — a practice that is permitted in the print media through the use of anonymous letters — it appears that the sole aim is to denigrate the messenger who dare challenge the deeds of the government.

For the record, today I am an Independent voice for a Better Bermuda. I invite any criticism of or support for the message I deliver and encourage others to do likewise.

To Sky Larkin and the host of others who hide behind the veil of anonymity — I say — address the content of my message.

Kim Swan JP

Town of St. George

Kim Swan

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Published September 19, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 19, 2013 at 9:08 am)

Don’t shoot the messenger

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