Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney has questioned Prime Minister Perry Christie’s leadership and accused the government of being “two-faced”.
Topic: Perry Christie
A bill for an act to amend the Constitutional Referendum Act was tabled in the House of Assembly yesterday to introduce special provisions for the holding of referendums of a non-constitutional nature such as the approaching referendum on web shop gaming and a national lottery.
Prime Minister Christie is moving with uncharacteristic speed to push through a referendum followed by legislation to legalize the numbers business.
Former Speaker in the House of Assembly Alvin Smith has labeled Prime Minister Perry Christie a “dictator”, noting that in the time leading up to the North Abaco by-election, intimidation and victimizations had increased.
Successive governments that have allowed the continued operation of illegal entities such as web shops only reinforce the acceptance of criminal activity in The Bahamas. It is more than likely that such blatant disregard for the enforcement of existing legislation has only perpetuated crime.
The Christie administration may not include the question of a national lottery on the upcoming gambling referendum after British consultants expressed concerns over the feasibility of such a scheme.
Not to be outdone by Oprah Winfrey’s launch of her eponymous network, OWN, Prime Minister Christie has so captivated the ZNS Evening News that it might be rebranded, the Christie News Network or CNN.
Prime Minister Perry Christie was elected on promises about fixing the country’s main social problems: crime and education. Any solutions for these deep-seated dilemmas will be long-term, and changes will only appear incrementally.