The Responsibility Of Cabinet Ministers

GROWUPBAHAMASWhat too many of us as Bahamians do not understand about the responsibility of Cabinet Ministers in our Westminster System of government is this – it does not matter whether a Minister is aware or not of breaches that happen under his or her Portfolio. Once the matter happens, the Minister is duty bound by our system of government to accept responsibility and resign. The system is clear – IGNORANCE OF A FACT IS NO DEFENSE. The same exists with misleading Parliament. It does not matter whether a Minister meant to do it, planned to do it or knew he or she was doing it – once it has been done (meaning, once a Minister communicates something to Parliament that is proven to be untrue) he or she must accept full responsibility and resign. That is how heavy the weight of Ministerial Responsibility is in our system of government. That weight is there so that Ministers are weighted to do all that is lawfully necessary to ensure that the work of the people is done – else that Minister must take the fall above all. Continue reading

Think About It. How Much Do We Really Want Corruption And Cronyism To Be Uprooted?

BREAKCHAINSIf it meant that your beloved politician would be hauled off to jail; if it meant no more easy street based on who you know instead of what you know; no more getting unlawful tips as well as kickbacks and bribes under the table; no more promotions and positions you don’t qualify for nor deserve but get because of political connections; no more getting around laws and policies by placing a phone call to someone higher up; no more being able to pay someone to “do you a favor” that involves lawbreaking; no longer being able to flash a secret society ring in order to make sure you come out ahead regardless of law and policy; no more being able to command fear and obedience because of who you are linked to politically; no more unjust preferential treatment based only and solely on which politician/Party you support… Continue reading