Stick to day journeys, Knight Rider
You will know by now that I have a passion for fact over fiction. While reading the letter from Knight Rider (Tuesday, September 8), I came across a brilliant piece of fiction, so much so that I didn’t even finish reading the letter. The fiction? “The exodus of expatriate workers — some 5,000 I’m told...”
Well, at least the writer hints at the possibility of fiction. Below are the facts. In the Department of Statistics Employment Survey, the number of job loses are clearly shown.
Total job losses/Bermudian/non-Bermudian
Between 2009 and 2014, based on this survey, 6,738 jobs were lost. The writer alleges that some 5,000 of these, or 74 per cent, were held by non-Bermudians, something that defies logic.
To be specific, the number of non-Bermudians who lost their jobs was 3,391, almost exactly the number of Bermudians who lost their jobs.
Perhaps Knight Rider should stick to day journeys where his or her vision, and thinking, is not impaired as much, or get another source.