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.
PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts says reporters should seek to ascertain whether or not other deputies to the governor general had outstanding debts.
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.
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) MPs Dion Smith (Nassau Village), Dr. Andre Rollins (Fort Charlotte) and Gregory Moss (Marco City) all…
In one of the most outrageous incidents of a politician’s hypocrisy, it has been discovered that BEC Chairman Leslie Miller, who rails against hotels and businesses who owe BEC money, owes over $200,000 to the corporation himself.