Crowds of PLPs want Christie OUT. (CLICK TO VIEW TRAILER: perry-gone.mov)
Nassau, Bahamas: Bahamas Press agrees that the time has come in The Bahamas to lay cards flat on the table. The time has come to assess the decisions we as a people make in this land we love so dear. The season has reached to rid this country of all FAKERS and FRAUDSTERS who have held our people back in the darkness.
Today Bahamas Press has come to present to the Bahamian people one such Bahamian who has the “distinguished record” of becoming the nation’s first ‘one term Prime Minister’ – Perry Gladstone Christie.
Unlike soo many politicians of the past and present, Christie has been able to find himself continually surfacing at the top, and he himself has not the slightest idea how in the hell he got there. But with shuffling feet, empty promises and soft whispers, Christie has managed to glide his way through the jungle of politics, disappointing his party time and time again.
One wonders how has he done this? Well, each time the question has arisen, what to do with Christie, he has had one of his tip-toeing spies in the room who would then race back to him carrying the news of what was about to come. It is not a myth but a fact that Christie has been a part of a well orchestrated crafty intelligence machinery that exists in Bahamian politics across party lines. FNMs know of this as well, because they are feeling it today. The Perry Christie and Hubert Ingraham dialogue is no secret in Bahamian politics. But what is not revealed is that Sir Lynden’s mastery to lock political power in the hands of his two protégés was by itself a mistake, when he selected Perry Christie.
It was a mistake because if it was anything Christie brought to the PLP, it was the fact that as a Buckingham trained lawyer, he had eloquent speech which delivered no substance then, and again today no ACTION. ‘Pretty words’ cannot and will not deliver change in The Bahamas, ACTION will!’ And that is a trait the ONE TERM Prime Minister never had.
Christie returned to the Bahamas speaking clear and crisp in the courtrooms of this country as he represented with his pants and coat patched with three different threads. One remembers as he stood and addressed the court. “Christie’s chewed words into melodies as he performed on behalf of his clients. He was a brilliant speaker,” one said. But again, despite that ability, no record to-date is known in or out the court of his victories. Perhaps there is none, and we know why.
In 1973 he and his twin law partner Hubert Ingraham joined the board of ZNS. And here is why ZNS will never change as long as these two ISOLATIONIST are around.
The shuffler then danced his way into the Senate serving as the youngest political appointee ever to the Upper House, a belief by Pindling that young people must play a role in politics. A belief Christie has forgotten, and his record reflects where he has raced Rigby, Gibson and thousands of young liberals out of the PLP. Many of whom are upset with his OLDEN style of politics. He won his seat in 1977 representing the people of Centreville. That in its self is a record, but again the questioned is asked, what has the ‘do nothing’ leader of the PLP given to the people he has danced and played with between Farm Road and Centreville for over 30 years? The last time we checked we saw dirty parks, abject poverty unseen before across The Bahamas. Expanded wooden shacks, greater unemployment, EXPANDED CRACK HOMES and dirty roadways with uncollected waste overflowing the community. That is Christie’s record as MP.
Thirty years later and Christie has not moved those people one inch forward. And why after thirty years of serving the people of Centreville and Farm Road Christie appears to have lost touch with them? The answer circles around the word, ‘NEGLECT!’
Christie so prides in this word ‘NEGLECT’, that the community who has tried him as its voice in Parliament, heard his own admittance of how he could not visit his constituency – as he should – during the 2002 and 2007 election periods. Could this admission by the ‘Shuffler’ mean that he SCORNS the people whom tried their faith with him for more than 30 years? If so Bahamas Press believes the SCORN should be in reverse!
Christie served as the minister of health and national insurance and served there for the full term, which ended on a sad note. Health scares, insufficient medicine, lack of qualified nurses and doctors staffed at the PMH and Rand Memorial hospitals, left a need for fresh new leadership in the health department. Christie even saw during his tenure in the Cabinet the disastrous tragedy of young babies dying at the hospital. But how could the shuffler be concerned about those newborns, when right in his community babies cried for food and shelter, yet he could not find sufficient time to hear the cries of the living?
One disaster led to another and he was re-elected with slick talk on his side, the people of Centreville and Pindling gave Christie Tourism. What could have Sir Lynden been thinking in 1982? Tourism previously was in the hands of Sir Clement T. Maynard prior to this. A genius in business where he moved The Bahamas to record breaking figures prior to Christie’s command of Tourism. This is where we believe, Christie perfected his shuffle. The ‘DO NOTHING’ Chrstie danced and shuffled right out of the ministry as everything started to collapse in tourism. Christie was fired from The Cabinet of the Bahamas after failing like Ingraham to tender his resignation.
And so there he was sent into the political wilderness with his law buddy Hubert Ingraham where both men further dialogued to find ways to oust Pindling from power. Now here is the period of focus where the PLP and the FNM has lost their attention. They both have remained at the helm of their party, both men! Christie and Ingraham have stalled both political parties which kept them OUT in the wilderness. And now they are both in, their intent is to keep holding off political insiders from moving party supporters forward. How both men have done it is beyond us. We believe however Hubert’s way can possibly be OBEAH and the ‘Tootless Tiger’ instinct. And Christie’s play of words continues to leave PLPs in awe, yet with NO action.
By the time Christie told his PLP in 1990 how much he loved her and missed her and would ‘swim in the vomit’ for her, the party once again was gripped with Christie’s wordy antics. He was back into the Cabinet of The Bahamas, this time as Minister of Agriculture, Trade and Industry. Baggage is a thing the PLP did not learn in that era, was something one should keep off when thrown off. And the baggage of Christie now ‘STINK’ in VOMIT rotted the party with more problems. From the hospital disasters, the Bahamian people’s problems under Christie’s new ministry began playing out on the farms lands in The Bahamas. The Packing Houses died on the Family Islands under Christie’s leadership. The farming industry began to die in The Bahamas under Christie’s leadership. The conch became poisonous at the Potter’s Cay Dock under Christie’s leadership. Emergency rooms filled to capacity with conch poisoned victims and the high point of the Christie’s record as minister of Agriculture was the death of under nourished cows whose bones laid in waste in Andros.
Christie over saw these NATIONAL DISASTERS one after the other which was so overbearing, that the people of The Bahamas could not take it any more. And confirmed in a landslide election in 1992, that it was time to FIRE the PLP and in hopes banish the SHUFFLER Christie for good from political life.
But what can we say, some where, some place he began combing his hair backwards and looking after Pindling, hoping to one day sit on the throne of the PLP, and hoped that the PLP will once again listen to those melodic words of Christie and give him command of their party. And they did just that, denying Bernard Nottage that chance. What would be the state of The Bahamas today if that did not happen? Would the Christie/Ingraham dialogue be playing out as it is today? Would they be stopping, blocking and victimization members of their own parties? Would they be ducking their supporters and frustrating their MPs? We at Bahamas Press think not!
PLPs today across the country must look at the damage now done to them. And when they wonder why the People of The Bahamas fired Christie – ‘da Shuffler’, ‘Mr. Late Again’, the named ‘Shameless’ leader by his buddy Hubert Ingraham – Bahamas Press says, just look at Christie’s Ministeral Record. And if PLPs had digested that thoroughly a long time ago, they would have by now STOP LISTENING TO CHRISTIE’S EMPTY WORDS and WOULD HAVE ALREADY REMOVE HIM FROM THEIR PARTY’S LEADERSHIP!