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STATEMENT BY THE PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL PARTY ON THE PRIME MINISTER’S ANNOUNCED INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS
For Immediate release
25th April 2011
We waited with bated breath and some anticipation for the Prime Minister to announce to the country tonight in his national address that he and his colleagues had decided to honour and follow the judgment of the Supreme Court to pay compensation to the Bahamian small business owners who lost substantial monies because of the closure and reversal of Blue Hills Road. Sadly tonight there was no such announcement.
We call upon him to do so and to cease with this smoke and mirror politics. We urge him to follow the law.
In our view the statement this evening was nothing but the usual political attempt to distract the country from the real problems which face it. Those are crime and unemployment. After four years and hundreds of murders since the FNM came to office promising to fix crime, Hubert Ingraham is still promising to come back to the country with his plan on crime. Four years later, he has no plan. His statement tonight is an admission of failure.
The PLP will watch very carefully this planned infrastructural development. Our suspicion is that the developments are on the face of it an attempt to upgrade infrastructure but the more important political purpose is to give more monies into the hands of the special interests that support Mr. Ingraham and the FNM politically. The PLP will be watching to see if the usual monied special interests that were awarded the work at the new Port, at the Stadium and on the projects at Cable Beach will again get the jobs for the infrastructural works now planned for the city of Nassau. The Prime Minister and his colleagues are shameless.
The PLP does not believe that the people of this country are fooled for one minute by this obvious political attempt in his national address to hoodwink the Bahamian people. The children cannot get scholarships to go to school because of FNM policies. The roads that have been started are not finished and where finished are not done up to standard. Business owners have suffered substantially because of the road works and closures. Now there is to be more suffering and pain without compensation.
Some people are living in darkness tonight because they cannot afford to keep the power on. Others are sleeping in cars in Grand Bahama and the other islands because they have no place to live. Others are terrified as they sit in their homes because of the crime which has become rampant under the Hubert Ingraham administration.
We cannot afford another day with this FNM government at the helm. People are suffering. The PLP puts people first. The FNM talks about buildings, hills and dales.
We ask the Bahamian people to watch these works carefully and see who benefits from the use of this scarce Bahamian capital: the special interests and the foreign workers. That is who has benefitted under this FNM government and we fear those are the only people that will benefit again.
The PLP upon its return to office pledges to put people back to work and to assure every Bahamian businessman and woman that Bahamians will come first under a PLP administration.