An aerial view of the Grand Bahama Yacht Club.
Freeport, Grand Bahama – We have gotten word that the people of Grand Bahama are no longer on their knees nor are they crawling on their bellies. We are now told the people living on that island are being covered under mounds of dirt and are being buried alive.
Bahamas Press finds it indeed shocking and notes that here again is a classic case where Peter isn’t any better than Paul.
We have gotten word that a high–ranking member of the Progressive Liberal Party is further burying residents on Grand Bahama into the ground. Reports coming from that island tell us another company on Grand Bahama has landed into receivership and staff members are being treated like slaves.
It all began last September, we are told, when the Grand Bahama Yacht Club was placed into receivership and put into the hands of the PLP former senator. We are told it was then when everything began going downhill.
Staff members at the property – we are advised – have been significantly reduced and persons released have yet to receive full dismissal packages. Most of the employees on property we are told have not been paid for months despite the fact they continue to work at events carried out on property.
Tenants we are advised are still residing at the Club and are paying all their bills. They too are equally upset about the situation.
One tenant told BP, “I do not understand why it is the staff at this club are left out in the cold and are not being paid? We are currently paying the resort our fees and therefore, why is not something paid to them? Something if not everything a month so that they can continue to work and feed their families.”
The situation for workers at the property is getting ugly with many who just cannot afford to work at the resort anymore as bills are mounting.
One irate worker told BP, “People are being evicted from their apartments and homes; banks are foreclosing on them, and yet, that PLP former senator and the management team wants everyone to continue to come to work as normal or face being laid off? Who they think we are, SLAVES?”
BP understands not a drop of this breaking development on Grand Bahama has hit members of the WUTLESS MEDIA. They have hushed the issue while Bahamians stand fired upon by operators of the resort. We are told the little reports given to the issue tell almost nothing about the bad situation at the company.
AAnd therefore, we ask high-ranking members of the PLP, WHY ARE THEY JOINING THE ATTACK AGAINST WORKING CLASS BAHAMIANS ON GRAND BAHAMA? Why is the high-ranking member of the PLP so comfortable with this happening to the workers at The Grand Bahama Yacht Club?
Where is the explanation to the hungry children of these hardworking parents at that property? Why is no one standing up for the struggling families?
“He [The PLP former Senator] promised to come to the island and speak to us but at the last minute, he sends a letter that he won’t make it. This man is so caught up with the PLP and his own political future, he would rather our people here in Grand Bahama suffer,” a distressed worker told BP.
What is this? Who is speaking up for the people of Grand Bahama? Why is no one in the PLP is standing up for the widows and orphans? The FNM has turned its back on ‘FNM Country’ and a PLP former senator is part of the problem facing these workers.
Boy we need change eh?