Nassau, Bah: Bahamas Press understands the seriousness of this CONSISTENT Breach of Constitutional Trust within the Ingraham FNM government. This current bill (THE POLICE ACT) is UNCONSTITUTIONAL in its elements to limit the tenure of the Commissioner of Police!
No individual can wake up in the morning and say he will limit the term of the Commissioner. NO ONE has that right alone. NOT THE COURTS, NOT THE FNM, NOT THE PLP NOR MUGABE (HUBERT INGRAHAM). Only a Referendum can make that change happen and the constitution is clear on that!
The office, not the individual, BUT THE OFFICE is at question here. And the Prime Minister is just waking up with his RUDE behaviour once again attempting to change LAW, when he doesn’t KNOW THE SUPREME LAW of this Bahamas.
The Constitution, NOT INGRAHAM protects that independence and tenure of the Commissioner here, and when a PRIME MINISTER attempts to BREAK THE HIGHEST LAW OF THIS LAND, then we are quickly becoming a NATION practising LAWLESSNESS at the highest level!
Bahamas Press is consistent with its rebukes to the actions of Hubert Ingraham when it comes to matters such as these and once again we call on ALL BAHAMIANS to join us, whether its is done by a PLP or FNM government. The Constitution protects us all from people like the Ingrahams of this world, and we should not sit idle and allow his BRUTISH ATTACK ON OUR DEMOCRACY TO CONTINUE. For when we do so, we are inviting EVIL MEN TO TAMPER WITH OUR FREEDOMS!
It was Ingraham’s executive government whom the Chief Justice warned a few weeks ago, to remove themselves from meddling in the administration of Justice. The Chief Justice’s sharp rebuke against Ingraham’s government just last month was almost not repeated in the media. Who were they protecting?
It was Ingraham who saw a member of his Cabinet conduct a Local Government election last year. That election was carried out without proper NOTICE being given in the various constituencies on the family islands. This is equal to a GENERAL ELECTIONS being held in the country with no one knowing it was about to happen. THAT IS WHAT INGRAHAM DID LAST YEAR! And that is why when the court ruled that the elections were not valid, COLLIE HAD TO RESIGN!
It was Hubert Ingraham who appointed an ILLEGAL member of the Senate in 2007, AGAINST the LAW as ascribed in the constitution on the appointment of senators. The court ruled AGAIN in 2008, that action by Ingraham was illegal and therefore the Sen. Musgrove had to resign!
We in the Bahamas have short memory. Too short memory! We must wake up and accept something is wrong with LEADERSHIP IN THIS COUNTRY!
When a government can suggest that the 2007 election process was fair, even though the court had thrown out scores of illegal ballots. Even after the Christie’s boundary commission reported outside the timetables of the constitution (LATE AGAIN!). Errol Bethel told Christie he had enough time to issue voters cards, but knew Christie did not give him sufficient time.
We the people must began to examine our democracy and call for CHANGE where needed! We all know something has gone wrong with INGRAHAM AND CHRISTIE. How can any of them conclude by saying the election process was fine and that nothing went wrong? When the courts prove opposite!
We know taking all these incidents into account, that MUGABE will go at any length to destroy the very institutions which are constitutionally entrenched to protect LAW AND ORDER!
No one can deny, Ingraham’s bullish actions has declined free speech, drilled fear and hampered opinions in this country. THANK GOD from someone like Alfred Sears who has the aptitude to interpret law and the strength to stand against OPPRESSION AND WICKEDNESS now being perpetrated against Bahamians! We definitely need more like him.
And here is another twist to all this, Orville Turnquest was also around the table at our constitutional talks. AND SO WE ASK, WHEN would the WUTLESS media get an opinion on this matter from him? THEY WILL NOT TALK TO HIM AND WHY? Because they’re WUTLESS MEDIA!