Some persons blame George Bush, others say its Hubert Ingraham and some would say who cares. Bahamas Press says, the Bahamian economy is quickly racing to hell in a basket and NO ONE is saying anything.
Nassau, Bahamas: Bahamas Press is not surprise by the silence in the country. Nothing is being said about the hard economic category five hurricane that has hit The Bahamas, its name, ‘RECESSION’ and our forecast suggest that another is formed already, just north of The Bahamas with double strength, her name is call ‘DEPRESSION’.
June, which is the middle of the year has come and gone and nothing, but complete silence was given by the WUTLESS media. Not is sole is reported on the declining tourist visitor arrivals, the empty hotel rooms, the rise in the national debt, the unemployment figures for the second quarter here in the country or anything relative to the state of the Bahamian economy. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! It is like the country is on holiday or out-of-work! What has happened to all those reports we usually hear when things are going good?
It is so bad, that many people forgot it was on August 19th, 1992 when TRUST and DELIVERANCE rolled into power and rescued the Bahamian people from the shackles, as they say. The FNM government 16 years ago, came to power and unlike past anniversaries, no mass rally is planned. The Prime Minister was due back in the country today, and not a word was heard about him. Yesterday’s celebrations was quieted with a church service. Could it be soo bad that loyal FNMs cannot find the money to celebrate?
Bah Mar is reporting with ads on national television that it will bring 10,000 new jobs to The Bahamas. But at the same time they are letting workers out through the back door. Bah Mar fired 43 workers on Friday due to the bad economic times. So much for an investor we have given the median which cannot live up to their agreements. But we will learn and learn soon, that SOMEBODY GOT SWING!
We came across this sign posted outside a community wash house that has gone out of business. It was shocking to know that whilst nobody is talking about all those figures, Bahamians are loosing jobs and businesses are closing down. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY AND TRUST? Have they all been fired as well?
The sign posted outside this wash house in the Gladstone Road area. This is a clear sign that many people have returned to scrubbing boards and clothes line?