Bradley Roberts, Former MP and Cabinet Minister Of The Bahamas.
Mr Robert Full Text:
Dear All, Sideburn in his Cartoon on 18th Sept 2008 Nassau Guardian referred to the Prime Minister as “Hubert “Alexander De Brightest” Ingraham and declared “You light up my life, chief…das what you call a bright idea!!! ;referring to the financial relief for BEC consumers.
I am advised that never in the history of BEC were so many customer lights disconnected for failing to pay their bills in full. BEC’s policy for donkey’s years has been to work with it customers utilizing an installment payment program. The simple question is why the policy without notice to the public changed and who was responsible?
Thousands of struggling Bahamian Families were disconnected because of the policy introduced by Hubert Ingraham heartless uncaring FNM Government which was first approved by BEC Board of Directors lead by its Chairman Frederik F Gottlieb and sanctioned by Ministers Earl Deveaux and Phenton Neymour. One may get the impression that the first time the Prime Minister heard of the level of cruelty placed on the shoulders of tens of thousands Bahamians men women and children was when the Leader of the Opposition raised the matter with him on a flight to Inagua following the passage of Hurricane Ike. Clearly the numerous complaints made to FNM MP’s about BEC’s refusal to agree to installment payments all fell on deaf ears.
There is an old Bahamian saying that there is nothing wrong in giving the Devil his/her due but it should be earned and certainly not if he/she created the same.