Nassau, Bahamas — They say it is difficult to beat a government in a by-election. They say the government has plenty, plenty money to spend on the ground in the Elizabeth by-election.
This past Wednesday, The FNM government rolled out plans to hand out 2,600 temporary jobs. Public Works Minister Neko Grant in announcing the programme said 150 people selected would be placed in properly structured priority projects, which would be carried out over the next six months.
Grant said the new employees would work on naming streets and numbering homes throughout New Providence. Work has already begun on the first phase of the program, which takes place in the Elizabeth constituency, where a by-election is scheduled to take place on February 16. Bahamas Press told you in December last year how the programme will begin in Elizabeth long before it was known that a by-election would come. We were RIGHT, AGAIN!
FNM sources tell us the money shall flow on the ground in ‘Lizzy’ beginning Monday 8th, February 2010. They tell us the money will be in the FNM shirt, the bag and in the cars and on the streets up in Elizabeth.
They tell us the cookie jar will be in Elizabeth. All the public money given to an FNM goon in a contract to build a building for National Insurance, which the Prime Minister has yet to answer Parliament on, shall flood its way onto the corners of Lizzy.
They say the money handlers shall be handling the bag and dispensing cash everyday leading up to Election Day. Look what squander of the public purse is being allowed for an election in the Bahamas. And the WUTLESS MEDIA says not a DAMN WORD!
We note again squander of public money to favour the Ingraham government in a by-election! We warn residents of Elizabeth this is the same borrowed money you and your children could have been paid with in stable jobs had the Ingraham government not fired so many workers.
This is the same money, which could have been negotiated by the government to keep the Hotel Corporation of the Bahamas workers and thousands of hotel workers employed in Lizzy.
This is the same money residents in Elizabeth could have felt and found to assist when Ingraham government unceremoniously turned off their lights and cast them into darkness in 2008/9.
And this is the same money hundreds of young school leavers could have used had the Government Guarantee Loan Scheme was not cancelled. The money could have supported the education of our children; the future leaders of the Bahamas.
More so, the FNM has decided to distract, deflect, the public attention on the state of the nation with a by-election. They’ve decided to hoodwink the public with all the noise of jingles and campaigning while the treasury is BROKE and the government is drowning in a sea of debt.
Bahamas Press advises the public to reject Ingraham’s Cookie Jar raid. Remember Elizabeth, Sands called you GREEDY but he’s blind as to how Mugabe is raiding the cookie jar!
We call for the people to REJECT THIS NASTY ATTACK ON THE LIMITED FUNDS OF THE PUBLIC. We URGE THEPEOPLE OF ELIZABETH TO SEND HUBERT INGRAHAM A STRONG TELLING MESSAGE!
Our endorsed candidate in the Elizabeth by-election is RYAN PINDER and we ask all readers of BP in Lizzy to support him and deliver him to Parliament as your next representative.