Hubert Ingraham's National Address is a good idea!

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Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham to address the national this Monday.

Click to Listen as Ingraham speak with reporters!

Nassau Bahamas: Now when we heard those words from the SCROOGE OF BAHAMIAN CHRISTMAS [Hubert ‘MOE’ Ingraham] we wondered WHERE DID THIS MAN COME FROM? Hubert Ingraham was all over the press Thursday night like a consultant just from American, evaluating the state of the Bahamian economy. And now out of his press statements, the man who just landed back on earth from the moon, has decided he will speak to the nation this coming Monday night.

It was amazing to hear Ingraham confess finally, “People are working one and two days a week, many are not working at all, some have been laid off [and] others will be laid off. Tourism is in trouble now…” Ingraham said. The Ingraham government was the same group who told Bahamians employment was UP, the economy was growing and that there was no recession.

These words being uttered by the leader of the FNM are truly HISTORIC, [the PLP should get a hold of this soundbite for the next election]. Ingraham told reporters that he will outline the background of the economic crisis now in the Bahamas and the United States, and will seek to offer a road map to the future. [Now we caution here, Ingraham is NO OBAMA!]

Bahamas Press congratulates Ingraham for this bold step to address the nation at this most critical time.  However, UNLESS he is willing to set a course to rectify the MESS he has delivered the Bahamian people in, ALL WE WISH FOR HIM TO SAY IS THIS, “I HAVE DONE THIS TO THE BAHAMAS AND I THEREFORE RESIGN AS PRIME MINISTER.”

Ingraham needs not tell the Bahamian people how we got here. Every person in this country knows how the Bahamas went from BOOM TO BUST. From  A ratings to F. Everyone from the BREAST to the baby [who must suck milk these days because of the high food prices], knows how this crisis began. It started with the stopping of over $90 million in government capital construction contracts by Ingraham’s FNM administration. Everyone knows the deteriation of the economy exacerbated when Ingraham fired hundreds of government workers in 2007. Everyone in the Bahamas knows the economy crippled further, when Earl ‘Turtle Mouth’ Deveaux under Ingraham orders STOPPED, REVIEWED AND CANCELED over $20 billion worth of anchor development projects, investments earmarked for the country, chasing investors away from our shores. The STUPID MOVE BY THE INGRAHAM GOVERNMENT pushed hundreds more including masons, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, tile layers and service workers out-of-work.

So Ingraham needs not address the country on how we got here, WE KNOW HOW WE GOT HERE! Nor should he try break another law – THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS! Come clean this time INGRAHAM, come CLEAN! Because the people of this country are already looking at you cross-eyed!

33 COMMENTS

  1. WOW! :Does everyone realize that last night Ingraham basically said the he would now continue what the PLP started and left in place along with following the suggestions made by Christie in the last couple of months. Build the Straw Market on the original site, start capital works to boost the construction industry, secure and accommodate diverse foreign investments, looks like the lunch on Friday with Christie and Governor General paid off.
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    WOW if HAI had done this long time carried out thing left in place by Cool PC this country would have been much further .

  2. Joe Blow, take your head out the FNM’s ***. I did not say anything was wrong with following Christie’s suggestions. My main problem is that this crisis started worldwide over a year ago and the PM just addressing the nation on it? They spent most of the last 12 months denying there even was a crisis! Joe, that is what you call LATE! And after all of that he and golden boy Laing come to us with a plan that is made of the majority of someone else ideas? Sounds like they need to go to me.

    The FNM not only LATE but they CLUELESS too! We in trouble if we have to rely on them to get us out of this crisis. Their whole plan revolves around the recovery of the US economy, nothing else, only short term fixes to get us through until then.

  3. Does it really matter if he took the suggestions??? of Christe as long as something is being done? One thing is obvious to me ,Wow, at least Mr. Ingraham acts while P.C. only talks the talk and is always late again! There comes a time when bipartisan action is the way to go. We should be commenting on the proposition of using the National Insurance fund earmarked for industrial purposes. B.P. could you find out more about this part of the fund and let us know its original purpose and how it fits into th scheme of things? It looks like those who are recently laid off will be able to access some money from this part of N.I., much like one would if we had an unemployment insurance program. I can only approve this if the government will follow up with a unemployment service fund where the most likely persons to be laid off partially fund the scheme by having payroll deductions on their part made mandatory. Equal amounts should be paid by the employee, the employer and all overseen by a government entity. All these years and the Unions have still not lobbied sucessfully for this, if they have even thought about it.

  4. Does everyone realize that last night Ingraham basically said the he would now continue what the PLP started and left in place along with following the suggestions made by Christie in the last couple of months. Build the Straw Market on the original site, start capital works to boost the construction industry, secure and accommodate diverse foreign investments, looks like the lunch on Friday with Christie and Governor General paid off.

  5. Rupert: If the rest of my comments are BS, I wonder why all the countries in this world are in the financial meltdown. No doubt they all have leaders like Mr. Ingraham. Tell me if he is fired who would you then pick to lead and get us out of this mess? I know, we will petition to join the U.S. or better yet China or maybe England or my favourite Cuba. We can all go to Hell in the same handbasket.

  6. Joe, i do agree that the FNM is doing a good job at picking up garbage. Thats about it, the rest of your comments is just pure bullshit. Hubert Ingraham is directly responsible for the financial mess that our country is in right now and should be FIRED.

  7. rb 75: Please open your eyes and mind and speak what you know and not what your party propaganda tells you. If any other party were in power right now they would be experiencing the same storm. We are a small country and are subject to global factors as well as the shortsightedness of all our former governments.
    We can blame ourselves for not constructively criticizing and making demands of those we elect if we must assess blame. We all need to pull together to get out of this mess.

  8. Folkes the blame for our economy as of today lay at the feet of The Prime Minister and his FNM Party………It was Hubert Ingrahm and him alone that did this to the country he orderd many people fired stopped the Bahamar deal from going forward stopped and review the 20 billion dollars in future projects and cancelled the 90 Mill in government projects …Hubert Ingrahm destroyed our economy and now he does not know what to do I say that what Hubert Ingrahm and the FNM has done to our nation is nothing short of treason and they should all be charged with treason against the Bahamian people.

    Folkes this is a cat 10 storm that we are going into right now the governmnets revenue is down …to historical lows right now and we are building a huge defecit this is real and the Prime Minister does not have plan unless it is just to come on national air and talk a bunch of bull.

  9. We decided to drive around the island yesterday just to see if anything new was happening. Not much traffic and everything was quiet.We remarked that the island looked somewhat cleaner and certainly we can be proud of the areas that are frequened most often by the tourists. On the airport road, just before the round-about the hew mini-mall is progressing nicely. Inside Coral Harbour proper, there are 3 new construction projects in various stages. Lots of individual houses and townhouses being built too. Heading down Adelaide Rd. (now called Western Rd. according to the signs) we noted a lot of construction and new roads being built. Not counting the Albany project, which is mamouth, we counted 4 new susdivisions going in. There is also noticeable progress being made to the Clifton Pier historical complex. Jaws beach is clean and secure, Do wish the government would rebuild the dock so Bahamians could enjoy using it again. Take a ride out this way and watch the progress of the Albany development as they build those canals. It won’t be long now before the road is closed down and moved. No one comments on the huge complex just before you reach Lyford Cay which will be a bridle path for horses along with stables and jumping facilities. Moving along West Bay, towards town there are any number of gated communities developing as well as individual homes. The development up on the hills above the “Caves” is going full force. Some of the condiminiums that came to a halt after the last government took over are up and running and coming close to completion. They are almost completely sold out. And what about those huge buildings on the sand halfway between Lyford Cay and Deleporte? Don’t know why they were given permission to build there as a sunnami will swamp them! Well I could go on and on but You take a drive out there yourself and see. This gives one pause to wonder what people are saying when they say nothing is happening in the construction business. Obviuosly the Government has caused and are continuing to support job opportunities for people on New providence in that industry.
    It is good to open our eyes and our minds to positive things and stop reacting to the whinners.

  10. hemi, that’s exactly what i am saying he did not stop the airport. he stopped everything else including bay street. and now he comes up with another name, and concessions, for bay street merchants

    as a businesswomen why are there no cocessions for small business operators. pray tell,why the people who own the buildings on bay street have to have a break on customs duty and it is not extended over the hill.

    I sometimes pay duties of $25,000,00
    and more, with freight sometimes up to $6,ooo,oo small businesse need a break also

    for joe, in 1991 yhe then prime minister was blamed for the condition
    of the economy, not withsatanding the gulf war. the then opposition leader,was assisted, then, as he is now, by the same “wutless media”

    Mr. Ingraham was touted from 1994-2007, as having turned the economy around, let;s see him turn this one around

  11. Dreaming again objective thought? Seems like Hubbigity is your worse nightmare. Just pull the blanket over your head and maybe he will disappear. Not!

  12. Breaking News: Here is a statement from the PM of the Bahamas from his speech on this past Monday November 10th…..

    “I Hubert A. Ingraham am responsible for the mess that this country is in today. I had promised the people if they voted for me, they will get ‘better’ but since I have assumed office, they have gotten NOTHING but rotten eggs thrown in their faces so I will therefore step aside and let some other person who has a vision for this country take over because it is obvious to me and I know that it is definitely also obvious to you that I have absolutely NO idea what I am doing!!”

    Ya think we will ever live to hear these words come from the mouth of HI???? I don’t think so…

  13. I am SURE lies will be told on Monday night. This man acting like he just realize a recession in The Bahamas. He was living under a rock in Acklins eh? How come he just realize that?

    To Kim, I am almost 100% sure dem teet fake.

  14. I hope Ingraham dont steal Obama Economic Speeches. He jus might to tell another lie until it die off…

  15. WOW! Where is the love? This is what you call heartless for them to take that lady to court after taking bread out of her and her family mouth. They should not be wasting the court time with people who don’t have the monies to pay them. The only thing they could be seeking to do is to add more agony and humiliation to that woman. Is this the government with the trust agenda?

  16. Ronica the airport is going forward, baystreet is going forward. Atlantis is the only thing holding this country together for tourism cause baystreet dead and i would not even mention Bahamar. We need to clean this dirty country up while we have this lull in tourism.

  17. Joe 20billion dollars in investment because nothing if even they would of approve those things was going to happen anyway. So the people of the have a tv set dude their are Financial crisis around the world with the biggest banks who was going to finance those projects so i wounder how the hell would any investor spend any money in the Bahamas in these times. We should be Happy that the fnm made the choice to stop some of these projects even if they did it to bug the PLP because if they would of gone forward everything would of come to a stop anyway. Look at Rose Island STOP. NO money and the government would of given alot of free land away and you know what those foreigner would of done sold it. Everybody please stop talking about those 20 billion in investment because if they was signed nothing would be happening with them anyway.

  18. Well! Well! Well! The bloggers on this site called for the Prime Minister to make an address to the nation about the economy and he has acquiesced. Let’s all listen to him carefully on Monday evening. I will listen for the positive plans he has for the economy while the majority of you jump on anything that you discern as negative. Did you really need to be told by the Prime Minister that, economically, things are bad and tourism has dropped significantly to believe it? Was it a confession? Did he deliver the mess we find ourselves in or was it a combination of our failure to forsee the possibility of a decline in our #1 industry (the decline began in 2004) and that the economy would fall apart because the public and tourism workers didn’t realize that we were slowly killing the goose that laid the golden egg.Is he really to be blamed for the worsening global economy? Did he urge people to spend their money helter skelter and to buy homes valued beyond their means? Did he say that it was not necessary to save for a rainy day? No he is not the cause of this recession. He, perhaps, can be faulted for not warning the population that this was coming because surely there should be a mechanism in place to help make an educated quess about what may happen 5-10 years down the road. Myth #2 No Prime Minister should shoulder the responsibility for our collective foolishness. He is not our Daddy!

  19. TO JOE BLOW WHO LOVES TO COME IN HERE AND TALK ABOUT TAKING OFF BLINDERS, WE ASK, WHERE WAS HE WHEN CARL BETHEL INTRODUCED IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR, THE FNM’S INTERIM BUDGET?

    WELL IF YOU COULD REMEMBER LIKE WE KNOW MANY FORGOT, HE TAUNTED HOW THE FNM HAD SIGNED OVER $7 BILLION WORTH IN ANCHOR PROJECTS IN LESS THEN 6 MONTHS OF BEING THE GOVERNMENT.

    NOW WE KNOW YOU HAVE A PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY AS WE TO HAVE, AND WE ARE READY TO NAME ALL THE PROJECTS DETAILED IN THE PLP’S $20 BILLION DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

    BUT CAN YOU NAME ONE OF THE ANCHOR PROJECTS WHICH BETHEL TABLED TO PARLIAMENT IN JANUARY THAT IS UNDERWAY TODAY? JUST NAME ONE OF THE HOTELS THEY MENTIONED THAT IS NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

    THE FACT IS INGRAHAM CHASED AWAY EVEN THE ONES HE SIGNED, SO IMAGINE THE ONES CHRISTIE SIGNED.

    AND TALKING ABOUT BLINDERS, I STILL HAVE ON MY BINOCULARS TO LOCATE WHO IS LEFT WORKING IN THIS COUNTRY, “Tourism is in trouble now…” INGRAHAM SAID! NOT BP, NOR ANY BLOGGER ON HERE BUT THE MAN WHO WRECKED IT COMPLETELY.

    SO TAKE OFF YOUR BLINDERS JOE, AND OPEN YOUR EYES!

    BAHAMAS PRESS/EDITOR

    PS: OH GOODNESS, LADY “RONICA7” HAS ALREADY PULL YOUR PANTS DOWN, “SEE YA COME UP SHORT!” KNOW WHAT YOU TALKING WHEN YOU COME ON BAHAMAS PRESS, WE MAKEUP NO FAIRYTALE STORY LIKE THE WUTLESS MEDIA! PURE FACTS, NOT GOSSIP MA BRUDDA!

  20. Joe. The I-group in mayaguana. the desavory project in abaco, guana cay project in abaco, bahamar (the project that was stalled for months by the fnm) albany,ginn, the project in rum cay. then you had capital projects which would have generated millions of dollars, the airport (which by the way he neither stopped, or reviewed, or cancelled to serve his master over at atlantis). the straw market, the school in acklins,the bay street redev
    lopement, and the container port count it buddy, plenty, plenty, money. take off your fnm blinders

  21. Joe Blow, what are you talking about??

    Did’t the PLP invest in several new generators for BEC?

    Didn’t they build atleast one reverse-osmosis plant here in New Providence (on top of the hill next to Garden Hills) and several on the islands??

    Didn’t they have the fiber optic cable put down in the ocean to connect all the islands??

    Weren’t agreements signed to improve the roads here in New Providence and on the family islands??

    Where have you been over the PLP’s term in office?? It is obvious that you fell for the Lies and half-truths that the FNM especially HI, told during the lead up to the last general election!!! Get a grip my friend!!

    The PLP were well on their way to put in place the necessary infractures to accommodate these $20 billion in new projects..

  22. Kim, let me tell you a funny story, and I mean funny in a tragic sort of way, that falls right in line with what you are saying. There is a lady that worked for the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation. This cold and uncaring Ingraham/FNM government fired this lady, who was the main breadwinner of her family, for no good reason. As a result,she fell behind in her mortgage payments as she has not yet found another job and the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation put her in COURT!

    Now tell me that is not cold and uncaring.

  23. Bp what are you talking about.. HI is a god, he can’t do NO wrong.. When are yall going to understand that when he does things they become law??

    He makes the law as he goes along and dares anyone to challenge him…You saw how easy he gave up on hearing the Chief Justice’s ruling..

    He knew that he was wrong but he was hoping that the media would convince the PLP to give up..

  24. When will we take off our blinders to see what is happening with this atricle. Kindly do not dismiss what I write here as FNM. rhetoric. I have never voted for that Party and doubt I ever will. I am,however,a realist. Let us first examine the proposition that the former government had $20 million in anchor projects in the works for new Providence and more importantly the Family Islands. An idea is only as goods as workable plans for implementation and the will and the wherewithal to accomplish he task. We were all taken with the idea but many thoughtful people had reservations about our ability to accomplish such a feat. Could we provide the necessary skilled manpower? Could we put in the necessary outside infrastructure prior to the projects’implementation? Where would the money come from for same when we are already experiencing difficulty keeping up with our own infrastructual needs? Could we trust that those who were being projected as the developers would gain the necessary funding? It certainly wasn’t coming from the financial institutions here in the Bahamas and this is key because it had to come from countries that were already in major debts from an ill-advised war and from financial institutions that had little or no oversight from their own governments. If such a fairytale could be brought to fruition, just what would the Bahamas gain? Some property tax revenue; some menial jobs (that most Bahamians refuse to do even when times are tough)an additional foreign element to further overstretch our hospitals and schools? Not to mention further environmental damages and loss of good Bahamian land (sold off at very low prices) to investors who have proven time and again that they are really only realtors who take money and run. Now, ask yourself how many of these touted projects ever came near to getting off the ground while the PLP. was in control? How much government infrastructure was imolemented to meet the needs of any of these projects? Ideas are something to be aimed for but there must be a connection with reality or there will be no chance of accomplishment. (More to come) Myth#1 exposed.

  25. just an on looker If they are false teeth that would not surprise me at all, because everything about him is false.

    I still waiting on you to give me the direction, so I can drop the cake off.

  26. Kim the are probably a set of dental tooth veneers. You know he smokes or did smoke alot so ain’t no way his pearly whites are that white. Hey I still waiting on that upside down pineapple cake.

  27. We don’t need them to reminding us how they got us in this dilemma; we are already aware of what they did. Ingraham and that Turtle mouth man made things bad for us with that stopped, reviewed and canceled program they did. When they were making their decision and using poor judgment, they did not care about the poor people; because of them many bread winners are out of work and can’t afford to feed their families. After putting many people on the unemployment line, they turn around and put plenty unemployed persons in the dark. Believe it or not, Ingraham have ruined many families. You have couples fighting over household bills everyday, some wives makes their husband feel like they are less than a man because they can’t provide for their household. Husbands are getting frustrated and walking out the door leaving the wives to defend for themselves and the children. Ingraham and Deveaux don’t care because they know they have it made and they will be able to take care of their families.

  28. This a very nice picture here with Ingraham smiling, but don’t trust that smile. Behind that smile there lies a very dangerous man. I don’t even know if those teeth are real……lol…..

  29. BP, to use the FNM’s favourite phrase, “They late again!”

    I remember when they first won last year PM Ingraham promised weekly Sunday press conferences with him and the cabinet. They held one as I remember, and as soon as things started getting a little hot in the country, they drop that idea quick.

    The FNM is a maintenance government; as long as things are running smoothly they can handle it. But as far as handling rough times such as these, or having any sort of vision or plan for the future, they are hopeless.

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