Were Marathon residents given the specific battery of testing needed to determine what needed to be determined as a result of ground, groundwater and air contamination from the Rubis gas spill, or were they given basic tests that would not have been able to provide all the information necessary for persons affected to know whether they are truly going to be okay? In other words, were the tests given the kinds of tests that would be likely to give persons a false sense of security because they were not the advanced blood and tissue testing required for this type of exposure analysis? Have all persons tested been given full copies of all their test results? The expert the government utilized to help announce that all is well, can only speak based on the tests that were done. And that is the critical question here – were the tests the type of advanced blood and tissue testing required for this type of exposure analysis?
Where is the government getting $100 million from to buy new planes for Bahamasair? If this is to be paid for by borrowing, where is the Resolution that must be tabled, debated and passed in Parliament beforehand? And if it is from borrowing, why is this borrowing item not listed in Revenue Proceeds (Revenue Head 27) of the 2015/2016 Budget? Continue reading
The Bahamas government SENT A MEMBER OF THE CABINET with responsibility for the Courts to Court to represent the Crown and THAT CABINET MINISTER, ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT, JOINED WITH A FOREIGN COUNTRY’S AGENCY IN AN APPLICATION AGAINST A BAHAMIAN DEVELOPMENT – and people who ought to know better do not understand what the actual sovereignty issue is in this Baha Mar matter? The Crown has many lawyers that could have appeared for it. If the government wanted the appearance of propriety, it would not have sent a Member of the Executive with responsibilities for the Courts to appear in this matter. The government, seemingly in collusion with a country’s principals whose agents are alleged to have structurally impaired the project at Baha Mar, is also appearing to facilitate that foreign country seizing Cable Beach assets – a country that has already been given the Hilton and Bay Street. And people who ought to know better don’t understand what the actual sovereignty issue is in this Baha Mar matter?
Bahamians are attacking one another, slandering one another, calling into radio talk shows berating one another – and why? Because of a situation in our nation and economy that involves our government partnering with another country’s interests and using that partnership to get Bahamians to start turning on one another. We as Bahamians better wake up and start realizing who and what our real threats are. Being an expatriate doesn’t automatically make you a demon – and being a Bahamian doesn’t automatically make you loyal or patriotic. Being white doesn’t automatically make you wicked, and being black doesn’t automatically make you righteous and vice versa. And being Bahamian doesn’t automatically mean you have no sense. Instead of getting riled up and caught up, we need to slow up, use our brain and WAKE UP – because the fires and damage that our politicians from all sides are stoking and creating on the altar of corruption in this country have the potential to turn into something many of us are not ready for and don’t want to see. Stop turning on and against one another for politicians fronting for offshore, across-the-globe interests whose aim is to take, take and take some more, and make, make, make some more – off the backs and land of you and me.
I told The Bahamas last week that the reason the government of The Bahamas did what it did by interfering in the financing issues of Baha Mar was to block the developer from being able to run the place and pay his workers. BAHA MAR ALREADY HAD THE MONIES LINED UP TO PAY ITS WORKERS ON PAYDAY THURSDAY AND HAD TO STOP PAYMENT BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT WENT TO COURT TEAMED UP WITH A FOREIGN AGENCY TO BLOCK BAHA MAR FROM BEING ABLE TO USE ITS FUNDS TO PAY WORKERS AND RUN THE HOTEL. Monday up to the point of this article, workers were STILL waiting for their monies to show up on their accounts even though the government sent out press releases trying to make the country think the workers received their monies via taxpayer dollars last week. If the government had not taken its traitorous, treacherous moves in court last week, the workers would have been paid by their employer who is supposed to pay them and had the money to pay them. Instead, our government, clearly in bed with foreign interests, is making moves against us and trying to make us turn against each other so we cannot see what they are really doing to us. This is not a game, this is BAHAMIAN PEOPLE’S LIVES that these politicians are damaging. DO YOU GET IT NOW BAHAMAS?
Today’s action by the government to hinder the developers of Baha Mar from being able to pay their staff and continue operating the property as they sort out Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings is an outrageous turn of events that smacks of corruption at the highest levels of this country. The Prime Minister initially said that his government would not take sides in this matter, a statement that in and of itself is alarming. But now it is clear that the government has sided and is siding with Chinese principals in this matter, by partnering with Chinese principals to ask our Supreme Court to delay a ruling that would enable Baha Mar to continue operations and pay staff. THE BAHAMAS GOVERNMENT HAS PARTNERED WITH A FOREIGN COUNTRY TO MAKE MOVES AGAINST BAHAMIANS. By making the move the government has made today, it has the potential of forcing Baha Mar to layoff its staff, and then the government – who would have caused the layoffs in the first place – would then come with taxpayer dollars to give the workers some money so as to make themselves look like heroes in a situation THEY CREATED. There are few if any decent words to describe what we are seeing take place in this country right now.