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What Will The Aftermath Of The Bahamas Elections Uncover?

What will the aftermath of the 2017 General Election uncover? By the will of the people the Nation went up in flames. The Free National Movement (FNM) once again has made a strong statement by a “Landslide” victory in the 2017 National Elections winning over Thirty Five (35) parliamentary seats. It’s opposition won merely Four (4) seats, which came from the out going Government Administration the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).

The new “Democratic National Alliance” (DNA) led by one Brandville McCartney and Chris Mortimer, felt the paws of the giants in the Arena of Bahamian Politics even more profound and leaves their organization crippled unto dissolution. Their hopes of becoming a contender in the garrison of politics in The Bahamas is all but lost as a result of bad leadership decisions made in the flares running up to the Elections. As Leader of the party (DNA), Mr. Brandville McCartney decision to join forces with FNM member Mrs. Loretta Butler-Turner, destroyed the demeanor of his supporters especially when he resigned the post shortly thereafter blaming Mrs. Turner for his decision to join her endeavors. Both Mr. McCartney and Mrs. Butler-Turner lost their contended seats ran for leaving them outside the halls of Parliament.

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However, the people made choices based upon what was revealed through media and news, that the out going administration were callous; malicious to investors; less compassionate for the masses; abused the public’s trust; and were blatantly abusive with their positions as Ministers. This is from a consensus taken before elections and confirm in the results.

The Honorable Hubert Minnis, The Bahamas new Prime Minister from the Free National Movement (FNM) now has a task before him that will take an unpopular stance, but well demanded. For he must now audit certain Members of Parliament from the out going Administration which is the will of the people who voted him into office. For the Bahamian people demand that his Administration (FNM) uncover the wealth of the people stashed away in secret Bank Accounts owned by out going ministers, whether here in The Bahamas or abroad. To seize them by Court order for auditing. This would be the most immediate action of his administration to bring the issues to transparency. For it would be unfair to the masses to leave these politicians unchecked who have been greedy in their offices as if it were their own business rather than the office of the people of The Bahamas. Particular ministers who went into office with meager finances and in such a short period have placed millions in financial personal accounts, stolen from the labor on the backs of The Bahamian people.

These must be audited in every sense of the word and forfeiture proceedings initiated where there is found that the accumulation of wealth were from improper dealings. The lack of evidence that the wealth was made from personal legal business, or inherited, transfer to them and for what measure, the wealth should be forfeited to the ministry of social services for the people it was stolen from.

Our Country has taken a shift in how the dynamics of politics operate, and there is no more Red and Yellow, but what is best for Government. This was borne out of the fact that even the out going Prime Minister, Honorable Perry Gladstone Christie, lost his seat that he held since 1977 in the Centerville Constituency, Nassau Bahamas. Along with him were other Ministers who condoned is inappropriate actions while in office by their silence, which were the majority of his delegation. In the aftermath of the elections his delegation of ministers won merely Four (4) seats, which I may add two were contested and the entire delegation has since dissolved (PLP) by resignation and shamefulness. There is no opposition Government in The Bahamas as it stands today.The progressive Liberal Party has made history in this election since the founding of the party in 1967 by leadership of Sir. Lyden Oscar Pindling.

Dear Prime Minister, Honorable Hubert Minnis, though many disbelieved in your ability to govern you have proved your tenacity vividly. Most if not all Bahamians believe in you to make a difference in The Bahamas. It is your hour.

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We head into a new dimension of ruling and governing, and may the Almighty guide the hands and minds of them that are placed in charge of the “Orphans” wealth. May The Bahamas regain its face of hospitality, of good character in business and that the spirit of its people join as one once more. As it was in the beginning so shall it be in the end. So what will the aftermath uncover…’

Writer,

C.F. Stubbs, Ceo.,AWE

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Am Speaking The Truth.’

 What is the Bahamas’ next move going into the future especially with the Administration now, the past, and the incumbent? A matter for a specialist one may say in determining the course of the Bahamas in the next eight to ten years.

        Here are some synopsis taken on the three above mentioned Governing Administrations:

1). The present Administration, The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), comes from the origination of our First Democratic Election in The Bahamas. The majority of its cohesive governing principles set forth the ground work for others to build on. Though there have been many controversial issues arising around, and directly involving members of their party, their ability to govern are evident by show of the veterans within their party and politics. Taking away the personal affairs from politics, and judging by the works put forward, their party has a greater chance of retaining the Government when considering the next elections. For instance, even though Baha Mar is still not opened entirely as promised by the present administration, the fact that its here and have and will provide thousands of Jobs, credit is rewarding to the present administration. There are many more projects that the present administration has done and are in motion doing, like the Cat Island Airport, they are not completely free from poor managements in some areas.

2). The past Administration, The Free National Movement (FNM), was formed out of members that were disgruntled over the positions  of, and cloat, some members of the original “new” democratic government leaders were furnished. It is remembered by many what their party did to the longest reigning Monarch, Sir. Lynden Oscar Pindling after winning over the general elections from the (PLP) in 1992: ‘Maid gone, Chauffeur gone, Car gone, ..was the words of the new leader, Hubert Ingraham…id.’ The voice of him saying, “am a one man band!”resound in the heads of many still, however, his no nonsense approach to most policies, and his character are admired by many today. However, the internal quabbling within their party, at such a critical and such a short time leading up to the next general election, that this will be the damning mechanisms that will cause their campaign defeat themselves many say.

3). The incumbent Administration, The Democratic National Allegiance (DNA), have created a party independent of the two previous but reflecting Administrations. Their party unfortunately, lost miserably in the last general elections in 2012. Nevertheless, they have sparked new fire to be the leaning to Administration this coming general election. Their party’s Leader, Branville McCartney, however, has yet to present a capable panel of members suitable, learned, and capable of running this complex government with so many Departments. This may be their major shortfall in determining whether an opportunity is warranted for their party to lead the Bahamas into the ending of this decade. Moreover, as in every party, their selective process was done under radar from public view when selecting their members to run in an eminent general election. Whether this too may be a set back, is a factor yet determined. But in various districts no one knows the running member until they show up saying who they are.  When infact, many believe the person should be a stand up person among them, within their knowledge of having the best interest at hand for all neighbors of the community. The DNA it is feared will lose once more if not a proper selection of qualified runners are not empanelled quickly; and presentation of real ideas that will affect how The Bahamas will benefit by electing their party; and or, how their leadership can introduce new techniques to governing and policies that have been said ineffective.

          The rhetoric in the market of smearing each other has past. The Bahamian people needs and are demanding a realistic future, with moralistic leadership and clear visions for its citizens. Without this, we as a nation said to be based on Godly principles and moralistic values will surely see hardship days in the future. Some members of the present administration have damaged their reputations while in office; some have broken the public’s trust; and some have deprived their constituents to access assistance straight out in lieu of a personal friend. This practise however is not new among either of the Political Parties. Government should not be akin to favoritism. But it should exemplify true Rule of Law where justice is blind. Equality prevalent and recognizable by the masses. The practises in the past leaves little  to be desired. This is the sentiment of many when considering the posture of those relatively connected to politics presently in The Bahamas…”Am speaking the Truth.”

Writer,

Christopher F. Stubbs

 

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