To my surprise, neither of the two comments I’ve posted on the www.progressiveminds.bm blog site over the past couple days have been approved.
How come I’m good enough to be syndicated when writing from a pro-PLP stance, but when asking the hard questions, I get silenced?
Below are comments I posted earlier today (though others timestamped after mine have been approved) on the post Press Release – Tourism numbers SOAR! Are these the kind of comments that shouldn’t be allowed?
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again.
“I’ll believe it’s been a banner quarter when you can tell me in statistics that include non-bermudian, bermudian, resident, non-resident, business, pleasure and hopefully how much is approximated to have been contributed to the economy by each group. Until then, these numbers mean nothing to me.”
I’ve asked it in multiple places, even the PLP blog to zero response.
“What are the numbers in reference to “Tourists” in the breakdowns I suggested?
Suggesting simply ‘arrivals’ is ambiguous and potentially very misleading and I do not believe it is a fair statistic that truly represents the state of our Tourism industry.
While perhaps arrivals does mean tourists, I would like this clarification as if it does not then we may well be setting ourselves up for failure as the only true measure of our success is how much money we make from Tourism, not the number of people who visit.”
Also, I’d like to see a comparison of the increase/decrease in the numbers over the last 10-20 years to give a fair estimate to how we’re performing now when compared to pre-Fabian (total available rooms) and pre-9/11