Things are heating up in the Free National Movement and soon members and party officers will feel the fire burning as the internal races and rhetoric, preceding the convention, intensifies before they select an executive team that’s likely to lead the party into the next general election.
The Bahamas: Opinions
I refer to the Business Section of the Nassau Guardian’s October 3rd edition in which the headline “Forget beaches, says Vasser: Market your food” was a welcomed read.
Members of “Citizens For Justice” were disappointed but not shocked at the recent revelations of the poverty survey. In two years the number of Bahamians living below the poverty level has increased by three percentage points from 9.2% to 12.5%.
Without doubt, the $400,000 salary demand by recently selected College of The Bahamas (COB) presidential candidate Rodney Smith is excessive, beyond the pale and, frankly, unreasonable.
Apparently the government has stated that the cruise ships were incorrect in their assertions and nothing further has been heard on the issue.
Whether Bahamians will ever come together and make a bold statement about their country outside of a General Election remains to be seen.
In the Nassau Guardian newspaper edition of October 1st there is a statement in the Business Section by Minister Khaalis Rolle stating “BAIC must invest in ‘business side’ of Junkanoo” – well blow me down!
I have read with amazement several news articles over the past week that have prompted me to put pen to paper once again!
The public spat between Free National Movement leader Dr Hubert Minnis and deputy leader Loretta Butler-Turner is a tell-tale sign of the deep-seated animosity between these individuals and serves as a preview of the impending battle royale set to take place at the next FNM convention, which has been forecasted for February 2015.