This photo shows the Princess Margaret Hospital in its current state. Prime Minister Ingraham promised as he rapped up the budget debate, that his government will build a new hospital. He did not say where nor when nor how, only to say that it will happen after BTC is sold. Bahamas Press has a ‘QUESTION TO THE PRIME MINISTER’. Is the prime minister aware that today the Princess Margaret Hospital frequently runs out of basic medicine for the elderly and young who present their requests at PHM? Is this not Mr. PRIME MINISTER, like putting the cart before the horse? Why are we building a new hospital all to discover its would not have medicine in it after it is built?
Nassau, Bahamas: People of this country must know by now that Hubert Ingraham keeps fooling them every time he opens his mouth. Ask anyone! Many persons have already died in Grand Bahama and to this day never saw Hubert Ingraham’s promise to them come to pass. Check his record for yourself.
Bahamas Press finds it difficult, very difficult to digest the rhetoric expressed by the Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham these days. They have no teeth, they are like ice in thin air that quickly dissipates. For a second time in his political life, Hubert Ingraham has gone on record stating that his government would build a new hospital.
The wild statement came as the prime minister rapped up debate on the 2008/09 Budget in the House of Assembly. Bahamas Press confirms this bold ‘EMPTY PROMISE’ by the Prime Minister as RHETORIC, because these are not new. In fact one need only to check the Nassau Guardian edition of June 22nd, 1990 and there you would find similar promises made to the Bahamian people at a rally during the Marco City bye-election.
In his text during that Marco City rally, Hubert Ingraham outlined 25 point under his headline, ‘A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER’. We looked closer at some of his promises offered to the Bahamian people eighteen (18) years ago and simply smiled to ourselves. There must certainly be no more tricks in Hubert Ingraham’s ‘BLACK HAT’, and therefore he has simply resorted to his text of 1990, (Before he served as prime minister for 10 years). Bahamas Press will point out 17 of those promises and let you see for yourself, what we mean when we call Hubert Ingraham, ‘the Toothless Lion’.
Ingraham in that speech promised the people of Grand Bahama;
“We will construct a new hospital in Freeport: improve the delivery of our health system; undertake essential training and retraining of healthcare providers; ensure that healthcare is not determined by the size or depth of one’s pocketbook…”
Again this speech was 18 years ago, and guess what? The Rand Memorial is still the old heath care centre on Grand Bahama. The hospital is in such poor condition 18 years after Hubert promised a new hospital in 1990, that recently the leaky roof had to be changed. And what makes Hubert Ingraham think that since he could not build a small hospital for Grand Bahamians (FNM COUNTRY) over 18 years now, that he can now build one in Nassau after selling BaTelCo?
Bahamas Press wonders how long will the empty words, lies and empty promises persist from a leader who is certainly not operating in his season. Hubert Ingraham’s season has long passed in The Bahamas and the downturn in the state of affairs we see today is a testament to that fact!
Stay tuned for more of Ingraham ‘empty words’ to the people of The Bahamas.