Nassau, Bahamas — “Some politicians have been crooked all their lives and others have been shady, deceptive and just plain wicked recently,” said one observer monitoring recent events between the personalities at the Bahamas National Trust [BNT] and members of the Ingraham Government namely, Minister Earl Deveaux.
Many persons are concerned with the blunt speaking Deveaux who rode the private helicopter of Bell Island owner the Aga Khan. Now this is not the story for as we said before while Earl and his wife rode the luxury craft to the Abacos for a private event, documents sat on his desk awaiting approval to dredge almost 9 acres of protected seabed for the Aga Khan’s development.
Readers throughout the world should note if a Bahamian is found fishing in that area of the country, they could serve years in jail time for being in this no take zone. But here we see; a Minister, the BNT and possibly other members of the Ingraham Cabinet, are all acquiescent to the disruption of the environment following their deliberate acceptance of “strange” gifts from the Aga Khan developer.
This same Earl Deveaux we warned the Prime Minister about following a series of strange episodes behind the gates of Lyford Cay, which also involving a lawyer who was a former president of the BNT, Pericles Mailis.
Mailis must also answer the people of the Bahamas and tell them why was he so quiet and never spoke for the environment when a development near his South Western home dug up and destroyed all the mangroves in Adelaide to build himself a private dock. When will Mr. Mailis advise the public of any degradation or damage to the creeks of Adeliade that may have been sustained by the dredging of the channel and construction of the marina by the developers of Albany? Or is he now straight and can only talk about the lionfish?
Bahamas Press read the Torch [Tribune] September 13th edition with interest and what we read then has exposed a pandox’s box of venomous reptilelike creatures we now see raping the Environment; leaving the Bahamas like a naked women for all the world to see.
Again, we ask readers to not focus on the helicopter ride, that’s the trivial part. Earl himself spoke to the Torch and they threw that out, therefore, that is not the news in this latest episode, but lets look deeper into some statements, which are indeed revealing, illuminating and helpful.
We’ve learnt there have been other members of the Ingraham Cabinet flying around in the The Aga Khan’s helicopter. We’ve seen them on Butch Stuart’s private jet also; therefore again, that’s not the story.
In that same edition with Earl, the minister said and we quote: “I’m not compromised, I didn’t receive any money “DIRECTLY” [KEY WORD], the ride on the helicopter was fun, but it wasn’t my first time, nor will it be my last.”
Bahamas Press has taken a closer look into this BNT, Earl Deveaux connection and what we have found is “ASTOUNDING”. The Tribune report noted, “It is understood that the Aga Khan donated $1 million to the Trust last year.” Earl noted he was inclined to approve the dredging of the protected seabed near Bell Island.
Here’s where the story gets interesting. It is alleged that a close relative of the minister, is the real power behind the thrown.
We’ve learnt by sources in the know, that relative’s PR Company is alleged to be contractually employed by the BNT and is located near the Bahamas Information Service offices.
BP contends this is what can only be described as a ‘RANK CONFILCT OF INTEREST’ and swirls further collusion between the BNT, The Minister and Private Developers raiding on protected land all over the Bahamas.
We therefore put the following questions in this Court of Public Opinion:
- What are the terms of the contract if any between The Minister’s relative and the Bahamas National Trust?
- How long has the Contract if any between The Minister’s relative and the Bahamas National Trust stood in place?
- How deeply involved is the Minister’s relative in the Public Relations activities of Bahamas National Trust particularly on the Bell Island development?
- And we ask the Prime Minister, when will he publicly accept or reject the resignation of Earl Deveaux?
We are BP are concerned with the present alleged incestuous relations between the Minister of the Environment and the Bahamas National Trust. We believe the new developments are more serious than any helicopter ride. The conflict is sickening and the corruption is as stink as a dead corpse.
WE demand the resignation of Minister for the Environment, Earl Deveaux as we further probe the matters now before us.