Paradise Island, Bahamas — From the voices of many, ‘We The People’ is a statement found in declarations all over the world. Somehow this week, the first 30 along with members of civil society, have come together in an attempt to chart a course and rescue the nation.
Everyone agrees the country is headed in the wrong direction. Everyone is determined to Change the Bahamas but no one is willing to say how and why?
Welcoming the community to the promised ‘ACTION MOVEMENT’ was the man who is at the centre of the sale of BTC, Julian Francis. Heading the group is the man who is leading the opposition to Baha Mar’s single-phase development, Ed Fields.
Amidst the special guests list of who’s who was Dame Marguerite Pindling and Former Governor General, Sir Orville Turnquest, Ed’s father-in-law.
The list of special guests mingled with members of the media read like a list crafted by event organizers at Buckingham Palace. On the big screens were all members of affluent Bahamas, people who normally wine and dine together, while we the natives sit on the sidelines.
The pragmatists in the room would all agree WE NEED CHANGE in our Bahamas, but what we found interesting is this, there was no blame. For example, no one suggested why is it CRIME is a such blight in our communities.
As we watched, we wondered had anyone accepted the fact that in almost every school in the Bahamas, there are an infestation of gangs from the Principal down to grade one? Government policies sought to rectify these issues by infiltrating the school with police officers and cushion it with a WORLD CLASS programme of community policing. The innocent attempt here was to weed out the gun totting ganja pushers and warlords in our communities! But some of the very people in the room agreed with the “EMPTY SCATTER BRAIN” decision by Papa to have the project STOP, CANCELLED, AND REVIEWED!
WE ‘Da’ People cannot and will not move an inch forward in the country unless or until they come straight and bold like BP and call the JACKASS by his name! Clean suits, well-choreographed lighting, A-rating PR and beautiful looking people cannot deliver Change in the Bahamas!
The Bahamas needs more TRUTH TELLING ORGANIZATIONS WHO WILL TELL THE WUTLESS POLITICAL LEADERSHIP now sitting at the top of the country to CARRY ‘DEY’ YOU_KNOW_WHAT! We need more organizations to speak truth to power! Someone who ‘ga’ tell the police to stop breaking into the jailhouse to thief public money!
We need more people to start taking pictures of these dope-selling houses and send the intel to BP and the media! We need more concerned parents to stop and talk with their children and ask them why in the hell they carrying knife, bazooka, pistols and warheads into the classrooms.
As long as the Haitian vendors sit on corner of Potter’s Cay Dock, and the ‘Privileged’ Bahamian vendor sit on the next; both watching while another body gets dump into the harbour saying not a damn word; Ain’t nothing ‘ga’ change!
While those vendors turn a blind eye to crime and Ingraham continues to rape the treasury raise the national debt and build a new port for 19 wealthy political benefactors at the expense of the taxpayers, ain’t nothing ‘ga’ change!
And to make matters worse, BP can’t join because no anonymity is allowed in ‘WE DA PEOPLE’ therefore, we as sure as hell know nothing ‘ga’ change!
So like we say, the Haitian one way, the Bahamians another, Bay Street in there special corner and one group now dancing in King Sol Kerzner’s palace “WE ‘DA’ PEOPLE” is truly what we call the Bahamas. We always say this is one damn JUNKANOO Society!