Nassau, Bahamas — We at BP were awoken this morning by an irate FNM supporter and general in Polling division # 6. He read the Tribune this morning and saw quotes attributed to Dr. Sands that so upset him, that he swore to vote PLP and implore all of his neighbours to do the same.
We do not buy that “Toilet paper” however, we had several sources send us the quotes.
Dr. Sands told the Tribune “On the campaign trail, he said that he has been surprised by how many Bahamains are barely making ends meet.”
Well blow us down! Where the hell has Dr. Sands been for the past two years? Does he not know it has been a recession? Where was he when the FNM was stopping, reviewing and cancelling contracts and jobs?.
We here at BP told you before that Dr. Sands is an “Elitist“, his own words prove it. He is devoid of reality and has no feelings.
We ask Dr. Sands, who now says that he opposed the National Health Insurance because it was too expensive, do you know how many people have died because your fees were too expensive? Please check your heart and see if you can muster the feelings for these people and get with reality. We know you had a privileged life, but surely you must see human suffering in the hospital every day of your life. Do you put that misery behind you when you go home?.
The FNM general said that if that was all that Dr. Sands had said, he could have forgiven him, but he went further and we quote the Tribune and Dr. Sands, “He has also been put off by a small number of greedy voters who demand money or goods in return for their support”.
Well blow us down again, the people are suffering and hungry and he calls them GREEDY.
Dr. Sands, the people need food on the table, they need medicine, they need their lights on, they need sardine, they need jack mackerel, they need tuna, they need corned beef, they need sausage, and you call them GREEDY???
We cry shame on you! And you want to represent people? Go and go now! CARRY YOU YOU-KNOW-WHAT! You have no feelings, we cry shame on you and we implore the people of Elizabeth to reject you and the uncaring FNM Government.
We know that you represent special interests groups that lobbied against National Health. We want you to explain that to the old lady that has cancer and cannot afford it and is begging at the traffic light at Foxhill Road and Prince Charles in Elizabeth, we want you to explain that to the young man in Kool Acres who is on dialysis.
Tell those people that you may have opposed National Health because you and your medical cronies would not be able to charge the fees you now charge.
Based on the statements attributed to you in the “TOILET PAPER” this morning, we come to the same conclusion as the FNM General that brought it to our attention, you have no feelings, you are devoid of reality. We say to Elizabeth, please send this good Doctor packing and reject the uncaring policies of the FNM that puts big business before your health.
We need Change Bahamas.
HERE IS THE ARTICLE AS PUBLISHED IN THE TRIBUNE
Published On: Friday, January 29, 2010
DR DUANE SANDS
FREE NATIONAL MOVEMENT
FOR the next 19 days the FNM candidate in the Elizabeth by-election plans to canvas the constituency to convince voters that he is the best man for the job.
In the meantime, Dr Duane Sands told The Tribune, the FNM “has a lot more work to do” to weed out ineligible voters who may be able to vote in the by-election although they no longer live in the area.
On the campaign trail, Dr Sands said he has been surprised by how many Bahamians are barely making ends meet. He has also been put off by a small number of greedy voters who demand money or goods in return for their support.
Dr Sands said the topmost concern of constituents — aside from crime and unemployment — is fair and accountable representation.
He said his time in the area revealed that many constituents have low expectations from a representative, something he feels is due to the representation the constituency had over the past six years.
“We’re going to go out and talk to every single registered voter that we can get to and hear what their concerns are,” Dr Sands said, ahead of the FNM’s rally last night and nomination day today.
“Our strategy is to demonstrate to people that the FNM and Duane Sands would be a much better alternative and that we could offer better governance.”
“(Voters’) expectations have been diminished in part because they’ve been let down. Many of the constituents are not demanding a pound of flesh. They have a reasonable expectation that their concerns are listened to, and want accountability, availability, and access to government,” he said.
His party is also still focusing on limiting possible ballot tainting due to a loophole in the voter registry which may allow residents who no longer live in the Elizabeth constituency to vote.
“Even the Registrar General has alluded to the fact that this is a huge challenge even for them and we are obviously trying to make sure that there is a proper correlation between the register and what we find on the ground. I expect that as we get closer to February 16 we would have made some headway in identifying some of the people who ought not be eligible, but I doubt that it’s going to be perfect,” he said.
Campaigning in Elizabeth, Dr Sands, a noted heart surgeon, said he has been struck by how many Bahamians have to endure financial hardship.
“While I happen to see people at their worst in the hospital, Bahamians are really struggling, and as you enter their homes and see them as they are it (adds to) the immediate need of restoring hope,” he said.
The Elizabeth seat was held by Malcolm Adderley, who resigned from Parliament and the PLP last month. Although the PLP won the constituency two terms in a row, their last win was a narrow one of only 45 votes over the FNM.
More than 4,000 voters are expected to cast their votes in the by-election on February 16.
FNMs seated at FNM Rally site last evening.