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What’s wrong with being on time?

Always on time: Chief Bisi Ogunjobi

Dear Sir,

The Covid-19 pandemic brought to Bermuda a daily press conference by the Government and its staff. The most glaring problem has been that these press conferences had never started on time.

By not starting on time, they overrun other programmes following such as the local news and international news.

If Our Majesty the Queen and other more significant heads of state begin and end their addresses to their nations on time, what is our problem?

I forgot that when Her Majesty acceded to the throne, she promised to serve her people and rule the nations entrusted to her. Our Bermudian politicians took no such undertaking.

Bermudian politicians now need to realise that they have been voted in to represent and serve their constituents; they are not Bermuda’s rulers.

It pains old codgers such as me when young, inexperienced persons assume authority, but have no background in history or tradition, and make no attempts at learning these important subjects.

Don’t tell me about “Black Man’s Time”. It did not and does not operate in traditional African culture; I should know.

I was born into African royalty on my maternal side. My cousin, who is the incumbent to the throne, has a daily gathering to deal with traditional matters.

People gather with their grievances or as supplicants. My royal cousin arrives at the appointed time, listens to the issues before him. When he rises, that signifies the end of the session. He is never a minute late, and he is an educated Black man.

Tonight’s press conference (February 9, 2021) was the last straw. What are you going to teach your children about punctuality? About leadership? About service?

FEMI BADA, MD

St George’s

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Published February 15, 2021 at 8:43 am (Updated February 15, 2021 at 8:43 am)

What’s wrong with being on time?

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