The last 24hrs has been a hoot!
While watching the debate in Parliament yesterday, I was shocked when Atlantis boss, Sol Kerzner, released that statement reminding Papa about certain conditions in the heads of agreement that he signed over 10 years ago.
Man when i read it, I just shook my head because now things are starting to become clear.
Let me explain.
Bahamas Press, have you ever had a female interest who you wasn’t really into, but you never severed ties with her just in case things don’t work out with the real squeeze or the wife? You talk to her dead bad, give her little attention, play with that once or twice a month, give her just enough emotional support to where she stayed around, but at the end of the day, you kept her at arms length because you had a main squeeze? The interest wasn’t your priority, she was your backup plan.
Well this is the position Papa finds himself in with Baha Mar and Atlantis.
Papa was praying to his god for some sort of large economic investment that would jump start the economy out of that recession. After his witch doctor killed a couple cows, soused a few dogs and bar b qued someone’s little kitty, Atlantis showed up.
She was the sweet lil ting back in the early 1990’s that caught Papa’s eyes. She had big breast and a fat bungee, just like how we Bahamian men like it and at the first chance, Papa went all Beyonce, and put a ring on it, signed the (prenuptial) agreement without reading it and now Papa and Sol has been joined together at the hip for over 10 years.
What Papa his little Haitian witch doctor put together, only God can put asunder!
Fast forward to 2007 and the ushering back into power of Papa. It was good times again for Atlantis because during the last 5 years, they were not getting any love from the PLP, because the PLP was checking out another big breast, big bungee gal name Baha Mar. But the thing is, when Papa got into office, he notice the new big bungee, big breast gal the PLP was checking out too. The main squeeze (Atlantis) started to notice the her man was coming home late and hire a PI who told her that Papa does go over the wall out west to meet a lil ting.
Atlantis went into full “dont touch my man” mode!
BP, some women, when they sense competition try to see where their man head is. So in this vain Papa had to show his main squeeze (Atlantis) that he was dedicated to her 100%. So what did he do? The moment he took office in 2007 he made it quite clear that he dont like Harrah’s. Who was Harrah’s? Harrah’s was Baha Mar’s sugar daddy. Knowing that by removing the sugar daddy the competition would go away, the main squeeze (Atlantis) thought that the coast was clear and she and her man, Papa, would live happy ever after.
But BP, junglist like vampires, them gals don’t die easy, and the sweetheart (Baha Mar) went and found another sugar daddy who had even deeper pockets than the first sugar daddy. Enter Sun Young Dollar, aka, the Chinese government.
PRIVATELY, Papa was happy about this because the recession is going on longer than he anticipated and he knew the sweetheart would really be a shot in the arm economically. But his problem was the wife (Atlantis). She wasnt going to allow him to bring no other woman (Baha Mar) into the house. The wife say she dont share man BP. Plus with the sweetheart’s new sugar daddy, papa knew that the Bahamas wouldnt be footing the bill, but what Papa didnt know was that Son Young Dollar (The Chinese government) will let you feel up and even ‘mess’ with he gal, BUT you have to do it HOW HE WANT YOU TO DO IT, WHILE HE WATCHING!
Yup, Son Young Dollar (The Chinese government) is a super freak!
So here is Papa’s dilemma. For the past 3 years, he has been flirting with Baha Mar, grinning up he teeth and feeling her up in private, while publicly he dissing her just to show Atlantis that he is faithful to them. But it all came to a head with that press statement released last evening and Atlantis told Papa that she knew what he was doing behind close doors with Baha Mar.
What the Bahamian people dont realize BP, is that Papa been sleeping with Atlantis in the day, and does jump the wall and go put lil somethin somethin on Bah Mar at night. Look at it this way, Papa has done just enough to act like he isnt interested in Baha Mar while at the same time not killing the deal. If papa didnt want Baha Mar to be here, I think we all know that he would have kicked them out of the country by now. But 3 yrs into his administration, and Baha Mar is still here, still getting feel up by Papa!
I am telling you BP, Papa saying one thing in public to appease Atlantis and then saying something totally different in private to appease Baha Mar! This is the price you pay for tying yourself down to one woman when you know you have wondering eyes.
What Sol did with that press release, implying that they are going to sue for breach of contract, was to remind Papa that he signed a prenuptial agreement and that when the divorce go down, she aint going quietly. Which brings me to another issue; how visionless was Papa when he signed that original contract with Atlantis? You mean to tell me he actually never foresaw the Bahamas getting involved in another hotel project like Atlantis, ever? How stupid!
The Bahamas isnt a one woman country. Any investor, with any size project can come here, but Papa tied the country down to one large resort, Atlantis. This is an utter travesty and shows just how visionless papa is. Papa has also put the entire country in a box because now Atlantis has the upper hand and can ask for equal concessions, comparable to whatever Baha Mar or any other large scale hotel investor gets. How can you put the country and the tourism industry in a box like that?
BP, I hope my people see now that its not Papa who dont want Baha Mar here, its Atlantis. Atlantis doesnt want the competition because they will be fighting Baha Mar for the same high end visitor dollar. Its like the Bay Street Boys “all for me” economic philosophy all over again, where Sol is using the government to basically give him and help him keep his monopoly on the Bahamas.
Consider this. The country is building a new airport, changed traffic flow, paved and in some cases repaved roads, not for the people, but for Atlantis. Atlantis has to much influence and for them to release that press statement and imply what they did should tell the entire country just who Papa takes orders from. The country is in dire need of an economic jolt, and Atlantis is only thinking about themselves. Sol Kerzner dont want Baha Mar even though he knows the COUNTRY needs it.
When will people wake up and see that Sol doesnt care about the country. He only cares about his company’s profits and is willing to use his influence to maintain those profits even if it means the entire country suffers.
Atlantis has called out Papa and if he wants to save the marriage, he will rebuff Baha Mar. If Papa wants a messy divorce, it means kicking Sol to the curb. But more importantly, Papa has to figure out where his loyalty lies, with his people or with foreign investor Sol Kezerner.
My last point, anyone notice how Atlantis was so quiet about this when the PLP was in power? Where was Sol’s voice when the PLP was negotiation with Baha Mar? They didnt like the PLP bringing in Baha Mar, but there was nothing they could do because Sol dont have PC by the nuts like the way he has Papa. Truth be told, the PLP courted Baha Mar for this simple reason, they didnt want the country to be tied so heavily to one company. Baha Mar was suppose to be the counter balance to Atlanits.
Bahamians better thank the Lord for this recession because if there was no recession, Papa would have told Baha Mar to carry their ass long time!