Nassau, Bahamas — There is one dumb argument raging in the media these days about who paid and who cannot pay their Internet bill. The quarrel all began when Carl ‘Undernourished’ Bethel issued a press statement suggesting that the PLP’s WUTLESS webmaster failed to keep the website operational.
The PLP on the other hand, like children in a kindergarten school retaliated with a slap back at the FNM first denying the claims and then this week stated that they did an investigation and found out that the FNM was the same predicament.
The tit for tat exercise must be wearying to the voters who now have less than 15 months to decide who will be the next government of the Bahamas. The crossfire we find petty and grossly disturbing. Bahamians could care less if the PLP or FNM site is up or down. They are rarely updated anyway and lack any new insight to the real change needed to take the country forward.
None of the websites address the fact that since 2007 more than 2,500 temporary workers on the government’s payroll had been abruptly dismissed.
They discuss nothing about how over 5,000 homeowners are offline from BEC because they cannot afford to pay rising electricity costs. Nor are they discussing the energy hike now proposed for BEC, which will cripple the poor.
They mention not a damn word about how the gas tax slapped on automobile owners is rising like the swell of oil leaking into the ocean in the Gulf, delivering greater hardship to the Bahamian people.
None address the deadly crime wave gripping the country from a petty thief to home invasions. From scuffles in schools to murder in the classrooms and from open fisticuffs to police ganging a young 21 year old boy leaving him to die in the intensive care unit.
None of the websites address a solution to stem the approaching $4 billion grave of bills the people have been buried in; burrowed money mounting on generations unborn, a tightening noose around the neck of infants wondering how in the hell we got into the world and jammed in this mess.
Hungry belly don’t give a damn about websites!
To the PLP and FNM, the people in this country can careless whether any of you pay your bills, the question is whether or not you can be trusted to fix the state of the country and if you cannot then GET YA YOU_KNOW_WHAT OUT OF POLITICS!
We want CHANGE not BULL****!