From left to Right are Obie Wilchcombe, Zhivargo Laing and Perry Christie.
Nassau, Bahamas: Telling a painful story of how he was fired from the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Laing told Parliament today that he learned that in his country young people could not, “SPEAK THEIR MINDS AND FEED THEIR FAMILY THE SAME TIME!” And for the first time we at Bahamas Press agree with Laing. No one could have said it better, as we at Bahamas Press have felt for ourselves that hand of VICTIMIZATION!
Laing was moved to tears in the House where he had to stopped several times to catch himself, and was rallied to support by his FNM team members. We at Bahamas Press now ask the question, was it Perry Christie or Obie Wilchcombe that pressured the young Grand Bahamian Parliamentarian to loose his job at the Grand Bahama Port Authority? Laing said moved with emotion and a chocking voice, how he could not feed his children (4), and at that point, he was moved to tears.
We at Bahamas Press know of this too well! We too have been victimized, block, stopped and totally censured by the current FNM government. However, we say WHAT WAS DONE TO LAING WAS WRONG!
Both Christie and Wilchcombe told Parliament that this was not the place to talk about the victimizing act, and we believe that is like a GUILTY PRISONER in the PRISON’S DOCK saying; “Your honour this is not the place to detail the crime.” CHRISTIE, WILCHOMCOMBE, if Parliament is not the place to talk about VICTIMIZATION, then where should the CRIME on such a young Bahamian and his family be discussed?
MY GOODNESS! Now Laing we have heard your story, PLEASE TELL you Cabinet colleagues STOP VICTIMIZING BAHAMAS PRESS!