Nassau, Bahamas — In the world there are many who have decided to fight the winds of Change. Amongst them there are tyrants like Kim Jong-il, Robert Mugabe and Hubert Ingraham. And like North Korea the Bahamas’ Kim Jong-il is adamant on making sure when he is kicked out of office – in 20 months from now – there remains a regime against democracy. His sole wish is for there to remain in place persons who will begin to question the freedoms we once enjoyed.
Hampered by the fact the world has changed and no longer media and its wide range of technical outlets can be stopped due to the advancement of freethinkers, the MUGABE led administration has now decided to STOP, CANCEL and REVIEW the FREEDOM OF THE AIRWAYS. Here’s what we know.
Readers would remember it was Hubert Ingraham and no one else who opened the airways to the Bahamian people. It was him who delivered this fresh voice of OPENNESS and TRANSPARENCY to this country. He licensed scores of radio stations and introduced Cable Bahamas, which subsequently brought modern high-speed internet service to thousands of residents. But what has happened now? Well, TODAY, the Ingraham government has decided to close-off access online at all government operations, and BP has learned residential accesses to certain websites will also be done. THIS IS AMAZING!
What could they [INGRAHAM’s Cabinet] possibly be thinking here? Have we Bahamas Press and others become such an eye-opener to the conscience of the Bahamians people that Ingraham has had enough of his own talk of “OPENING THE AIRWAVES”? His own words of “TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY” now have bitten him in the butt. Could it be his growing attacks on blog sites like BP have become so dangerous he has now decided to shutdown the Internet completely? Or could it be that competing websites are putting a ‘hurtin’ on the morning ‘toilet papers’? We don’t know.
Former Minister for the Public Service, Fred Mitchell, has rejected the Ingraham government’s plan to block internet access in government offices calling it a “foolish decision”.
Mitchell said, “The Minister argues that this makes the government more efficient but there is no empirical evidence to suggest that it does. The government has it backwards.
“The experts who came to me when I was Minister for the Public Service from the Inter American Development Bank on public sector reform told me that the problem with the government’s system was not abuse of the system, but the fact that the platform that they were using did not have sufficient capacity to meet the demands made by government workers and the public for access to the government’s system. ”
Once again Hubert Ingraham has decided to stifle FREE SPEECH IN THE COUNTRY! Mugabe and no else is hell-bent on stopping freedoms of the air. Here again he wishes to STOP, BLOCK, CANCEL and REVIEW the progress of Bahamians and now today like NORTH KOREA’S KIM JONG-IL he has decided to censure the Internet.
Could you imagine waking up heading to work all to find when you sit at your computer The Bahama Journal, GEMS, ZNS, THE Tribune, The Guardian, The Abaconian, Bahamas Press, Bahamasissues and Myplp.com are all blocked and only www.freenationalmovement.org can be accessed online! Boy, Bahamians are suckers for punishment.
Does that sound like a “Government in the Sunshine” to you? Sounds more like “Government where the sun don’t shine” to us!
We NEED CHANGE!