Christie’s Boards ‘Full of Recycled Politicians’

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FNM Chairman Charles Maynard has criticised the government’s recent appointments to the various boards and committees as full of “recycled politicians.”

He also questioned the absence of South Andros MP Picewell Forbes in any of the appointments and commented on the appointment of William Thompson as new Chairman of the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (BCB) — and by default, ZNS.

“The biggest question that jumps out in our mind is where is the new generation of leaders?” Mr Maynard asked. “As we look at the substantial board and their leadership what we see is a lot of the old guard of the Progressive Liberal Party; a lot of recycled politicians and what we don’t see are any new young Bahamians who could actually perform at the highest level on some of these boards.”

The chairman hinted that the new appointments could possibly be based on party loyalty rather than on bringing in new faces.