Ingraham and The FNM IS SELLING THE BAHAMAS TO FOREIGNERS

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Usman Saadat Hubert Ingraham's Man to head URCA.

Whoever is elected the next government we request a COMMISSION OF INQUIRY TO INVESTIGATE THE CORRUPTION at: URCA/ ZNS/ NATIONAL INSURANCE/ THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR/ THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND ARAWAK CAY MUST COMMENCE!

LOOK AT THE SCANDAL NOW FACING URCA! A DEMONSTRATION IS PRESENTLY UNDERWAY AT THE REGULATORY OFFICE.

Three Bahamians fired from Urca

By The NASSAU GUARDIAN:
Three Bahamians were fired from the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) on Friday, The Nassau Guardian learnt yesterday.

The firings have reportedly created jitters among the 16 or so remaining Bahamians who still work at the agency.

The reasons for the firings are unknown, but they came amid reports from some staff members that morale at URCA is low.

The agency is the primary governing body of the new regulatory regime for electronic communications in The Bahamas.

URCA faced controversy recently when The Progressive Liberal Party raised questions about its CEO Usman Saadat, a former Cable and Wireless employee.

The firings and the controversy surrounding Saadat come as URCA considers the sale of a 51 percent stake in the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) to Cable and Wireless.

The regulator is expected to conclude its considerations within the next two weeks.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Please! are the other party mad because they didnt get the chance to sell it themselves on credit i cant wait for the truth to come out in the debate. Sell BTC as fast as you can Papa. much respect for that man not afraid to make tough decissions.

  2. @WIZARD
    Ingrahamas daughter is married to the son of on of the former owners of Cable Bahamas…..who by the way are major stake holders in Cable in wireless….so Papa straight for life, his kids straight for life and so are his grandkids…as for the rest of Us….we’ll b on Haitis level in no time

  3. This is all going to blow over fairly soon and things will get back to normal. This is a pretty difficult decision that HI had to make, but I’m proud of him for moving forward with privatization and eventual competition. Looking forward to calling party pays…cheap rates!

  4. Makes one wonder if Ingraham snuck CSME thru the “back-door” because he knows Bahamians are against it. If this is so . . . he and his cabinet will find it very difficult to live amongst the people. Who will honor the man who does not honor his own people?

  5. Many in government maintain that the protest over the sale of BTC is the machinations of political parties and a few disgruntled persons who are a minority in The Bahamas. Various persons on social media sites imply that this is all one big plot by the PLP to gain political mileage. They feel that the sale of BTC is a good thing.
    You know what? Maybe it is. BTC has had poor service and high prices for years now and Bahamians are sick and tired of it. I’m just not sure about the sale to Cable and Wireless. And Just for the record I’m not PLP, in fact, I voted FNM in the last election.
    Nevertheless, I feel very uncomfortable with this sale. I know everyone wants better service and lower prices but at what cost? There are just too many questions and too many shady coincidences for me.
    Here are my 10 reasons why I’m against the Sale of BTC to Cable & Wireless:
    1. The $210 million price BTC is being sold for is considered below industry average.
    2. BTC is being sold with 15 million in its Bank accounts and over $300 million in land and infrastructure
    3. The Bahamas Government will take over 36 million in Pension owed to the workers of BTC
    4. Cable & Wireless has a horrible reputation in almost all of its jurisdictions, it is considered the worst telecoms company in region
    5. Cable & Wireless will bring NO new technology – a fact that alot of people don’t know is that BTC already have or has the capability of all technology that C&W has. In any case technology is something you can buy or bring in consultants to handle.
    6. Cable & Wireless was not a part of the initial bidding process for BTC and was brought in through the back door
    7. Something very strange is going on at URCA (The Bahamas’Telecomunications Regulator)
     CEO Usman Saadat is a former CEO of Cable & Wireless St. Lucia
     A URCA HR Consultant, Marsha Lewis, is currently an Executive Vice President for C&W Barbados. She has it listed on her linked in profile
     She was the former executive vice president of Lime Caribbean (C&W)
     She received high praise and recommendation from someone listed as Usman S.
     3 Bahamians were mysteriously fired from URCA last friday… URCA is now almost completely foreign
    8. Jobs for BTC have been advertised in UK papers up to a year before the sale is finalized
    9. 51% is not the same as 49%…. despite what Zhavargo Laing says.
    10. BTC jobs will be sent to other Caribbean Nations
    If those 10 reasons are not enough let me give you 2 more;
     I have heard from reliable sources that tourists coming to The Bahamas have access to 3G/4G networks, but Bahamians are limited to 2.57g. Why is that? and if that is the case, what is C&W bringing to The Bahamas again?
     The Prime Minister has indicated that “Bahamians need not apply” for the purchase of BTC. That he will not sell it to Bahamians. Now for the Leader of our country to say to us as a people is a slap in the face. It speaks volumes of what he thinks of us as a people. For a leader of a country to limit the ambitions of his country, show so little regard for their capabilities and have the nerve to say it to their faces has to be unprecedented. I can not support anyone with that mentality.
    The role of a leader is to uplift his people, to inspire them to higher heights. Perhaps the PM forgot; Forward, Upward, Onward, Together!

    (from Straight Talk)

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