Freeport, Grand Bahama — “As I toured the island of Grand Bahama (GB) and the city of Freeport in particular, I am bewildered to say that GB is a dying town with many parts already dead” said Paul Moss as he finished touring GB yesterday to hear the concerns of residents.
“Many people have not only left for Abaco and New Providence and what is more, many people are depressed over the loss of jobs, homes, children and that there are no prospects of employment or even hope on the horizon
“The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) in many ways is responsible for the state of affairs in all of GB. It has been a corruptor of politicians who now are on mute control seemingly in agreement with the state of affairs here.
“I propose that immediately the government proposes a stimulus package for GB that would include the re-opening of the royal Oasis and the sprucing up on GB generally.
“I think it is also time for us to re-think the GBPA. We need to have it to live up to its commitment which it has failed to do so in my opinion.
“The state of the economy here is forcing families to split up looking for employment in other island where no employment exists. For a country of so few people, I simply cannot understand why we are unable to get it right
“I wish to say to all Grand Bahamians, that the failure of the leaders to assist or even attempt to assist must not go unpunished and that you must demand better from the GBPA and the government of the Bahamas even if it means doing what is necessary to get their attention through civil disobedience. People are dying and the leaders are playing” Moss said in conclusion.