Dr. Minnis: The Future of The Bahamas

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Hubert Minnis - Leader of the Opposition
Hubert Minnis – Leader of the Opposition

By Dr. Hubert Minnis
Leader of the Opposition

Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), following up on his budget communication issued the following statement on the future of The Bahamas:

“The hard fact is that the last four years of the Christie led Administration has been characterized by rising national debt, no accountability, low growth rate, increasing high unemployment, and an unacceptable high rate of violent crime. The people know this reality because they are forced to live through this reality each and every day. Yet, instead of working to reduce all this chaos, this PLP Government is responsible for accelerating The Bahamas decline through a staggering lack of transparency, blatant partisanship and an ego-driven political decision-making process that only serves to enrich themselves at the people’s expense.”

“The dubious legacy of the failed Christie Administration is a serious of broken promises and empty rhetoric. They told us they would target crime and we see murders hitting record highs – even as the PLP Government tries to pass this off as ‘unusual’. They promised us great economic benefits with Baha Mar – good jobs and a boost to tourism. Yet tourism continues to decline; the 5,000 jobs they promised never materialized and Baha Mar sits incomplete and empty. This Government continues to operate in a veil of secrecy, withholding from the public vital information on their clandestine meetings, talks, and or agreement of a potential give-away to unknown Chinese investors. Why the secrecy?”

“The FNM stands for transparency. We will fight to strengthen our economy. We will relentlessly attack the long simmering problem of crime and its root causes. We will rebuild our country’s ageing infrastructure and put in place social programs to aidBahamians young and old especially during difficult times. We promise and commit to always putting the people first, and turn the country away from this Government’s behavior of enriching themselves at the people’s expense.”

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