THE FACE OF FAILURE
Nassau, Bahamas — In our Sunday special today, Bahamas Press will turn our attention on the leader of the opposition, Perry Gladstone Christie. He is a man who never ceases to amaze us, but his pernicious greed to represent the people of FARM ROAD this time, sits in the balance and we are the first to tell you, Christie is found wanting.
The MP for Farm Road does not amuse BP. In fact you would remember it was us who sent Christie a wailing blow during his leadership bid at the Party’s Convention in 2009. We had hoped then, he would have been deposed as leader of the PLP and cast into the sunset of retirement as the first one term PM and fired leader of the PLP. Our words today to him will be blatantly unkind and deservingly so.
We all know the PLP tolerates SLACKNESS and loves indecision and weak leadership. We in the country are all shocked to see how the organization continues to fan the flames of WUTLESSNESS and procrastination. The 2012 election are fast approaching with less that 12 months to go and for almost a year now, Christie said he has been busy selecting candidates. One year has since passed since he first made that announcement and today only three are confirmed to run.
What irks us in this column today however, is Christie’s lack of interest, ‘VICKED’ neglect and naked abandonment to the people of FARM ROAD.
You would remember back in 2008 the Ingraham government introduced constituency allowances in the budget. The money was set aside to allow MPs to undertake for their constituents community projects. We have learned since the programme began the MP for Farm Road, Perry Gladstone Christie, has refused to apply for a single dime to assist the residents in his constituency.
Now let’s put Christie’s actions under the microscope. Farm Road can be classified as the most improvised community in the entire country. It is decayed with some of the most pressing social problems faced by mankind. It bleeds in poverty, hardship and despair. In Farm Road 1/3 of the residents still go outside the home to squat in nearby bushes or outside toilets to do numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4. In Farm Road there are plenty, PLENTY substance abuse taking place. In Farm Road the weeds are so high some dry it out to light up a joint.
Young men and women are sitting on the blocks day and night without a job. There is garbage festering the area. Children running around the yard shut tail only with the PLP shirt on. Mommy unemployed, daddy unemployed, auntie and uncle aren’t working and siblings can’t afford a tertiary education.
When we look around Farm Road we see homes, which have not been painted since Alfred Maycock was the MP; God rest his soul. We see wooden homes still leaning to the east with some poor struggling senior citizen too weak to walk to the nearby hospital. We see home after home selling baggie and cup to put kerosene in the lamp cause BEC cut the light off two years ago. Farm Road needs CHANGE! Farm Road needs fresh new representation and it’s coming.
All across that community there is an air of hopelessness, the people depressed and everywhere you turn the talk is, where is Christie?
Bahamas Press cries SHAME on the MP who brags of leaving the people in this state for the last 30 years. This same MP of failure has failed to uplift the people of that community. We cry shame on his neglect in the area and you must remember now Christie was Prime Minister.
The woman who had outside toilet in 1977 when Christie was first elected to the House has yet to see CHANGE! She still goes outside to do number 1, 2, 3 and 4. Ingraham in the meantime, has Abaco looking like a city.
How could Christie turn his back on the poor? How could he not see the need to use that $200,000 earmarked to uplift the residents of that community and make them a better people. Could Christie not see that money could have fed the elderly who are waiting for help and hope? Could he not see that that same money assigned in the budget could have sent 10 students to College? Could he not see that same money could have hired if only for a few months some unemployed young person if only to clean up the community?
Bahamas Press shines the spotlight on the face of FAILURE now sitting at the helm of the PLP! The worse MP in the history of the COMMONWALTH OF THE BAHAMAS! Perry Christie has turned his back on the people he has represented all these years yet again!
These are the people who have caused him to enjoy the life that he has and to live on the Cable Beach strip with Police guards. The very ones that he has neglected.