Let’s be real, the US State Department’s 2014 Investment Report on the Bahamas is damning, condemnatory and a downright indictment of the state of affairs in this country.
The Bahamas: Opinions
This week, I found it interesting that high-level figures within the Free National Movement had received death threats since March but no one had bothered to inform the public or, for that matter, make such a stink about it that the police would have felt compelled to address these matters with urgency and as a matter of public record.
Thus, if any reparations are to be sought for the black population, it would be more logical to claim against the descendants of the Solomons and other white families who ran the country until majority rule in 1967. Logical perhaps, but certainly divisive and destructive.
Prime Minister Christie recently expressed concerns about the damage an unregulated sector could do to the country’s reputation as a financial services jurisdiction, yet comments he made prior to the referendum remind us that he had always been cognizant of those concerns.
The revelation on the Millers’ outstanding BEC bill came not long after Miller accused BEC union leaders of being “blood suckers” who are only worried about filling their pockets, even if it comes at the cost of the Bahamian people.
The outrage that erupted over the revelation by local dailies last week that Dame Marguerite Pindling owed more than $300,000 in real property taxes was not surprising.
Nobody doubts that the PLP now, like the PLP then, does indeed “love the poor”. The fear of some of us, however, is that they love them just the way they are.
PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts says reporters should seek to ascertain whether or not other deputies to the governor general had outstanding debts.
The media’s job is to be the watchdogs for a society and hold to the fire, the feet of all public officials. The media is supposed to report information accurately, truthfully, factually, contextually, knowledgeably, ethically, with balance, without bias or agenda and without favor or fear – no matter who the information is about.