If a day can be a lifetime in politics, what a seeming lifetime it has felt like for scores of Bahamians over the past year given the PLP’s charter of unfulfilled hope and broken promises. And, oh the blunders.
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In the hands of a capable leader, the prime ministership is about the power to accomplish great ambitions, marrying one’s personal ambitions with great purpose.
If many were stunned by Prime Minister Perry Christie’s back flips and somersaults on the gambling referendum, his mega flip-flop on the oil referendum is an even more spectacular display of stunning arrogance and contempt for the Bahamian people.
Christie’s lack of transparency on certain issues is as murky and as dense as an oil slick. When did he become a consultant to BPC? How much was he paid? How often did they consult with him?
As with the gambling referendum, scores of Bahamians believe that Christie, Davis and the PLP have a horse in the race to find oil, and that they are not taking any chances of that horse losing out.
As people across the world rise to protect the women of the world, so too more Bahamians should rise to secure full constitutional equality for women and to put a lie to the misogyny and sexism that claims that a woman cannot be raped by her husband.
Perry Christie has done serious damage to his brand and the PLP’s. Christie, the supposed man of the people, is seen by many Bahamians as an agent of special interests and the greed of a few.
At the start of 2013 and approaching the fortieth anniversary of independence, we are beset by arguably the weakest and most incapable leadership at the helm of the major political parties since 1973.
For the sake of country, Bahamians should vote no to the greed of a few who may literally laugh all the way to the bank, if not seek to open a bank, to deposit their jackpot of profits galore.