The decision to reappoint former embattled College of The Bahamas (COB) President Dr. Rodney Smith to the top post of the future University of The Bahamas will “come back to haunt the college”, according to Dr. Roger Brown, a former COB registrar.
Over a quarter million people on New Providence Island were thrown back into the Stone Age Thursday night. Plunged into darkness in sweltering heat because the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, once again, failed to keep the power on.
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.
Despite being a hotbed for human trafficking, only one person in the history of The Bahamas has ever been convicted of the heinous crime and that person (a foreigner, of course) was never sentenced.
Judges from the Appeal Court chip away at the moral fabric of society and continue to backlog the courts by ordering re-sentencing and allowing unnecessary appeals that waste court time.
Leslie Miller has no moral authority left to criticize individuals or businesses for not paying their BEC bills. He also has no moral authority left to criticize the unions and workers at BEC for spending too much.