Poor Defense By Prime Minister
The prime minister is my long-time personal friend and once or twice a “benefactor” but his recent contribution on the mid-year budget is a gross mockery. He was wrong, pure and simple, with his boorishness and absolutely fakery in seeking to defend the indefensible position of Ishmael “good Christian” Lightbourne over the non-payment of his legitimate real property taxes.
I empathize with Lightbourne but he is not above the law and he must be made to either resign or consign the bulk of his consultancy fees, in a very public way. I do not worship at the altar of Perry Christie and never will. I could care less that he waxed eloquently about second chances because all he was doing was talking to the unsuspecting and gullible public gallery.
Christie, just like Hubert Ingraham, means the average Bahamian, in my view, little or no good. They will talk a good talk but check it out. Their era has passed and it is time for both of them to go, finally.
Will Branville McCartney and crew make a real difference? I doubt it, as he is an individual with messianic delusions of the highest order. Yes, he might mean well, but, realistically, are he and his merry band demonstrating a clear and real difference?
The Bahamas is between a rock and a very hard place. The party of which he is the nominal leader has not had national elections in almost two years. Is he yet another one-man band or is he a self-appointed “leader for the duration”?
As a Bahamian I am sick and tired of the same shaving cream. Don’t come around me talking a good talk with absolutely no substance. They, so far, have all proven to be cut from the same cloth.
Lightbourne owes taxes and, as such, he is the last man who should be advocating the imposition of new taxes, much less the payment of outstanding taxes. Second chances are one thing but, come on, hypocrisy of the highest order disguised as a Sunday school teacher?
To God then, in all things, be the glory.
By: Ortland H. Bodie Jr.corruption, Perry Christie, PLP, taxes, VAT