Nassau, Bahamas — We read and watched with interest the statements of the Nurses Union President, Cleola Hamilton on Friday Past.
Ms. Hamilton called a press conference to attack the Government and the Minister of Health, Dr. Minnis over insurance coverage. By her own admission, the Minister of Health met with her and other Union Officials on June 2, 2010 to inform them that effective July 1, 2010, they would be covered by Colina Insurace Company. He also informed them that the funds were allocated in the budget and the coverage would come into effect on July 1,2010.
Well, what in the hell possessed her to call a press conference on July 2, 2010, this is after the Ministry of Finance wrote a letter to Colina to effect coverage, has she gone mad?. Is she playing politics with the lives of the Nurses?.
We ask these simple questions because we feel that she is being unreasonable and we have been advised that she has put her name in the hat as a potential PLP candidate for South Beach. While she has a right to put her name in the hat, she does not have the right to use her position in the Union to pursue her personal agenda
We want to know whether Ms. Hamilton contacted Colina to see what the position was prior to going on the offensive or was she grandstanding to boost her chances as the standard bearer for the PLP in South Beach?. If the latter is the case, we consider her unfit to continue as Leader of the Union and the Nurses should smarten up and get rid of her like the Teachers Union did to that bunch of Mongrels that were leading them.
We cry shame on Cleola Hamilton, how dare you accuse the Minister of Health of playing politics and cat and mouse games when that is precisely what you are doing. You have most certainly appearing to be suffering from Madness.