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Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor

Dear Editor,

Nassau Guardian cartoonist Stan Burnside is on his way out at the esteemed publication.

In a letter that was leaked to a Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) propaganda website, Burnside stated that he had been employed at The Guardian since 1979.

The propaganda news site has the heading: “Stan Burnside is the latest victim of Minnis victimization programme.”

The heading is very misleading, as the ensuing missive by Burnside says absolutely nothing about him being a victim of political victimization by the Free National Movement (FNM) government.

Burnside is a very talented artist who hails from a prominent family.

His cartoons, however, especially the stew fish ones about Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, exposed his political leanings.

I think it was the African American comedian Katt Williams who said that no one has the right to repeat a joke twice.

The stew fish joke was repeated ad nauseam. Him taking digs at Minnis via his cartoons obviously annoyed some FNMs.

Now with his imminent termination from The Nassau Guardian, PLPs want to interpret it as a political retaliation being orchestrated by the Minnis administration, although the publication is privately owned by Emanuel Alexiou, who is not an FNM operative.

Burnside’s dismissal may be nothing more than a restructuring exercise being carried out by the newspaper.

Bear in mind that it was announced that Brent Dean had resigned as editor and general manager of The Guardian last April.

The Nassau Guardian has decided to move on from Burnside. He had a long run.

The administrators of the propaganda site should heed the ninth commandment which says, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

In other words, stop lying.

Kevin Evans

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