If you caught the news tonight you saw the protest in Rawson square over the BTC sale to Cable and Wireless.
You also saw a report by Anthony Newbold comparing the Bluewater deal proposed by the PLP before they were voted out and the current Cable & Wireless Deal.
I recognize the report for what it is, an attempt to politicize the protest over the BTC sale. Don’t get me wrong, The Bluewater Deal was absolute garbage and the PLP should be ashamed to even mention it. But in the words of Hubert Ingraham himself, “Christie you have no Shame!”
Still the fact that the BlueWater Deal was such a sham, does not automatically translate into the Cable & Wireless deal being a great one.
In fact, i think it shows that both political parties are one and the same. And if allowed to, would sell this country down the tube, while they, their members and benefactors become rich.
Everybody agrees that something needs to be done with BTC, but not this way, not in this manner.
The fuss about BTC is not about PLP vs FNM, nor Bluewater vs C&W.; Its about protecting a Bahamian asset, not BTC but Bahamian pride, self esteem and self respect! Its about not taking us for fools!
The fact that the Leader of our country can stand in front of his people and say Bahamians can not run a Company properly, that if he gave it to Bahamians it would be out of business in two years is unbelievable!
Like someone pointed out, if Bahamians are not capable of running a company, what makes us qualified to run a country?
This sale appears to be questionable to say the least. There needs to be more transparency around certain aspects to ease the minds of the people. The fact that the Government refuses to provide that transparency says a lot by itself.
In this article i posted in August entitled Party Politics holding us back i said;
We as a country have to insist on a high standards for ourselves, our government and all its agencies. We have to insist on professionalism. We have to insist on accountability. This is what the Bahamian people deserve. That is what was promised!
I stand by that quote. Go read the rest of the article to see my 3 obstacles to progress in this country (at the bottom).
I also stand with BTC employees and the Trade Unions as they fight for the rights of Bahamians everywhere.