Nassau, Bahamas — The three ball in Miami, Chicago and New York could be zero twenty-six tomorrow and if you are a player in the games of chance, you should “box” those numbers come Monday.
Sources in the OPM have confirmed to BP, the wheels are in motion to move the Ministry of Finance operations out of the Sir Cecil Wallace Whitefield Building. We are told negotiations are completed on the move and guess where they are headed?
Reliable sources in the position to know tell us furniture and equipment from MOF are already being taken into the newly built financial complex at #26 West Bay Street.
If you are lost, we want to remind you that this facility was where the old Sponge House once sat, yes, that same new building Craig “Number man” Flowers recently erected.
We are advised Baha Mar will assume the responsibility for the relocation and will take on cost to maintain rental of the space until a new complex is erected.
Some FNMs of the Sir Cecil faction we are advised are incensed by Ingraham decision to tear down the building dedicated to the honour of a National Hero; a man who lead the FNM almost to brink of victory.
“Hubert Ingraham has nurtured the ‘Cecilites’ of our Party, and here again we stand in a state of paralysis as he decimates the only structure standing in Sir Cecil’s memory. What is surprising is this, no one in the Party has the guts to question Ingraham’s decision. WHAT A SHAME!” the officer of the FNM said.
From our information, the move could set the quiet legalization of the number business in the Bahamas and would also afford a smoother integration of systems between the MOF and the number enterprise, but lets go back to our story.
We understand according to officials negotiating he deal; the government will assume all floors of the complex except a section, which will remain with the “Everybody Wins” operation. This would mean, while technocrats in finance would be crunching the numbers for the sound day to day operations of the government, workers on the ground floor of the Flowers complex will be “boxing” the numbers for its enterprise gone legal.
Bahamas Press unlike the religious-right-wing in this country supports the move. We are unlike some, who found themselves at Baha Mar opening throwing holy water and eating cake at the recent groundbreaking ceremony of the largest casino in the world. But while there, in an about-face, ‘cusses’ at the notion that a small number man like Flowers exists. We see no difference with both investors, nor do we discriminate one over the other. IT’S TIME TO GET REAL!
If the Ingraham Government could sit down with Bah Mar and give land, then the same can also sit with Craig Flowers and occupy his building.
And while they are at it, we advise the Ingraham government to give the man his money of almost $1 Million, confiscated in a raid; now tied up in the courts. The court case has been delayed for far too long, and it is time to GIVE THE MAN HIS MONEY!
After all from the way this looks, “EVERYBODY WINS!”