Berry Islands, Bahamas — Expletives began flying around the breakfast table inside the Coolie Mae’s restaurant on in the Berry Islands, where Papa and crew held a meeting Wednesday morning.
BP had just landed on the island with Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, wife Deloris, Mr and Mrs. Alphonso Elliott and the PM’s son-in-law and daughter. The visit was the last stop in the country before papa returned to the capital.
While on Great Harbour Cay, a community where BP has deep roots, Ingraham sat and met with the island’s new local government representatives, where he discussed matters of interest to the community.
As BP stood nearby ordering food and stirring a cup of coffee on a side table, we overheard the locals making requests to PAPA to make Great Harbour Cay a NO-TAX Zone. The request is not far fetched, as Papa promised the islanders to look into that possibility before the general elections are called.
While Papa sat at breakfast enjoying his meal, laughing and making snag remarks about Christie and the PLP, a taste of what is about to hit the sinking FNM ship approached the table.
BP begin looking into an opposite direction as our ears draw closer to Papa’s table, as what exploded was not good.
A former FNM worrier rudely interrupted Papa breakfast with the elected officials as an individual begin making a scene at the table.
The woman, who owns a pool bar on the island, began ranting over the poor treatment Papa and his outgoing FNM have delivered to Bahamians. She began gesticulating making up her face by the seconds as cuss words began flying like mosquitoes infected with dengue across the breakfast table.
“The Bahamian people ga have good reasons to fire you! You have failed the Bahamian people; and they should never, never ever never reelect you as Prime Minister of this country ever ever again,” the woman shouted as the Prime Minister began laughing loudly as to hush her angry voice.
BP swallowed a gulp of hot coffee in shock as she began carrying-on to no end. It was then when Papa ordered his armed police guards to have the woman removed from the table, which left all the local officials shocked with their eyes wide and white like night owls.
The woman said her disgust with the Prime Minister came following the FNM’s approval to allow two British citizens the license to open a Bed and Breakfast on the island. She pointed while she applied for the same opportunity, she has yet to be responded to from the Office of the Prime Minister, yet the government selected foreigners over her.
The PM noted he did indeed receive her request, and pointed that it would be considered. However, the woman noted the foreigners have their license, and she is left without a reply. “WHY?” she asked angrily.
She cried shame of the FNM and promised the Prime Minister she would do everything in her power to see to it that an FNM candidate is never elected in the Berry islands.
Papa was visibly shaken following the ordeal and opted to go fishing to relax the tension for the remainder of the day.
Bahamas Press was live on the scene traveling with the PM at the Coolie Mae’s restaurant down in the Berrys.