Christie welcomed into the Straw Market like a rock star by vendors who rejected him in the May 2 elections.
Nassau, Bahamas : Former Prime Minister and leader of the opposition Perry G. Christie along with collegues toured the world famous straw market on Monday morning to hear and witness the plight of straw vendors. Christie in his comments denounced the derailment of the new straw market plans by the Ingraham government. Prime Minister Ingraham during the May 2 election campaign cried shame on the Christie government for its failure to build a straw market over the past five years. Vendors stayed in the hot tent under Christie years after a fire engulfed the original site back in 1991. Amazingly a tourist at the straw market on Monday during Christie’s visit, cried shame on “the Bahamas government who has failed to come to the rescue of these HARDWORKING WOMEN, who work in these deplorable conditions.”
Bahamas Press is just wondering to which government that tourist referred to in her comments. Were those comments for Christie, Ingraham or both. And since we now know Christie was in the market showing support, Bahamas Press would like to know, did he buy anything from those struggling vendors or did he just walked around?
Christie suggested that the visit deonstrates his party’s full support to the straw vendors, however only eight (8) of the PLP’s 17 Parliament team followed Christie downtown to the Straw Market tour, and only 1 Senator. Again Malcolm Adderley PLP MP for Elizabeth could not be found. This represents less than half of the PLP parliamentary team. What happened to the others?
A tourist that weighed in on the conditions at the Straw Market, calling it a deplorable site.