Nassau, Bahamas — Breaking down the home of young children is no sexy topic at all and therefore, the recent decisions by operators of Arawak Homes appear harsh to say the least.
Bahamians question the lack of mercy by the developers in the company’s exercise to reclaim land own by them. The families say they paid for the land the right way, via some nasty lawyer, who still to this day is invisible in the whole ordeal.
BP does not agree with the move by the developers who we believe had the right to take possession of the assets owned by them. Land scams are big business in the Bahamas, and this case is no different from the rest. Someone fraud papers and resold them to innocent hardworking Bahamians, the result, the poor is screwed over again!
If it were the land of this writer we too would fight vigorously to take possession of our land. And we believe an eviction notice granted by the court would have proven to the tenants how serious we were.
This topic has forced BP to comb papers and look deeper into some documents following Hubert Ingraham’s rant in the Parliament over the PLP Chairman’s muzzle on the Party on the issue.
Ingraham could be heard cussing the PLP, rebuking the devil and telling them to stand up on the matter.
Ingraham right ear is not only deaf but his memory must be clogged when we look into his actions taken against landowners in that same area following his 1992 election win.
Readers should note Ingraham is the very man who took some $75 million worth of land from poor Bahamians in that same area of Nassau to build the Charles Saunders Highway. Ingraham not only took the people land, but he refused to follow the law and compensate the owners their far market value for their assets.
Readers should remember, scores of landowners were kicked off their land during that land grab by Prime Minister and to this very day they are yet compensated; THAT IS WHAT HUBERT INGRAHAM DID TO BAHAMIANS!
Former Prime Minister, Perry Christie, made attempts following his accession to office to have settlement with the landowners in the Supreme Court, but as Ingraham returned to office the matter is stalled again. Some of the landowners have died and to this day have not received a dime from the government.
Bahamas Press can also confirm Arawak Homes list of prominent shareholders includes “Green Pines Ltd.” whose beneficial share are held by the Hon. Orville Turnquest and his children, which includes the Hon. Tommy Turnquest Minister of National Security.
Hubert Ingraham has no interest in knowing what the Turnquest family owns nor did he identify Tommy Turnquest in his rant in the Parliament. We wonder why would Hubert speak to the Chairman of the PLP about the issue when right at his side, sitting just a few seats to his left in the Parliament was an owner of Arawak Homes? Was Hubert making a second stab in Tommy’s sore back?
So what’s the point? Arawak Homes is breaking down structures built on their land, Ingraham took Bahamians land and the Minister of National Security is sitting like a church mouse saying not a damn word on the matter. So there ya have it folks!
WE NEED CHANGE!