"*who in the hell is the clown(s) supposedly in-charge of the PMO's public relations?*"
In an election campaign, politicians make all kinds of wild promises to appease and win over whichever audience they're speaking to. They have no idea how they will implement any of these plans, whether it's feasible in terms of time, money or the national interest.
I have been trying to figure out what in the hell Dr Minnis is doing for a few months now. Trying to figure out appointments, cuz if he wanted change, why would he appoint another "tief" there?
I've finally figured it out, these strange government appointees are all loyal unqualified campaign strategists.
The major flaw in this strategy is the warped belief that these appointees were actually good strategists and the cause for the election win. They were in fact horrible. The FNM didn't win because they ran a great campaign, the won because the PLP were abysmal.
So.....now Minnis is running an election campaign with these wanting "strategists", likely advising him to say all kinds of feel good nonsense to appeal to everyone. The danger is, he now has the money and the power to screw up everything.
Stop the campaigning PLEASE, appoint qualified people and start acting and planning like a govt.
Posted 23 October 2017, 12:51 p.m.
"*#On Tuesday, Mr Dames said he did not see the need for a gun amnesty because previous attempts did not produce significant results. He underscored the Royal Bahamas Police Force has “adjusted its strategy” to target gangs rather than individual criminals.*
Facing the unpleasant reality that they don't have a plan and they will never have one. Their strategy if they ever had one is to have a continuous rollout of feel good new stories to keep the masses riding the wave of landslide victory and fake change.
Exactly how many times will there be an announcement of a change in strategy "THIS" week? and how weird is that that the new strategy is to "shift focus" to target gangs?? Didn't the last administration already identify this issue??? going as far as to enact a gang offenders law?? What is he talking about??????????
Posted 22 October 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Wonder how many more environmental drop the balls it will take for Dr Minnis to do what he should have done from the time he heard about the swerving car
Posted 20 October 2017, 10:05 p.m.
It's not MOE's fault. The boy made a decision to join a gang and there were consequences to that decision. From the father's words I get the impression he wanted out but couldn't get out. He had to be violent to stay alive.
Would be good if we had a boarding school for these boys. Like a Google campus. Someplace where their minds are 100% occupied with big things, space, fast cars, computers, robotics, they're taught etiquette, taking care of animals, taught to dream. Could fights break out at that school, sure, plan for it and prevent it.
My theory is once they see how big the world is, how small the things are that they're fighting over, they're given their basic needs, food, clothing and shelter, an opportunity for a future with good education, etc, the conflicts will be reduced drastically.
Posted 19 October 2017, 3:24 p.m.
"*hospital right there and we got tired of waiting on the ambulance because he was still breathing and when we went to try lift him a big fight started between the police and my cousin and then they lock them up, but I mean if the hospital right there and they taking 20 minutes to respond why can’t we carry him?*"
That shouldn't happen. The police should know that loved ones may become unreasonable at times like these. Put them in the squad car or something but there's no need to place them in jail when it's clear they're fighting (figuratively) to save their relatives life.
Posted 19 October 2017, 12:12 p.m.
"*My son said ‘Daddy, I don’t mind going to school you know, I go to school to learn, I just don’t want to fight every day, I am tired of fighting*"
I'm convinced some of these boys want out. But if you have to literally fight for your life everyday, on the way to school, in school, on the way home and at home, how do you get out? They need a solution that's outside of this jungle.
Posted 19 October 2017, 12:09 p.m.
No, not "in other words", that's not what I implied. I'm speaking to the policy, not the abuse of the policy. In fact if Ms Osborne had simply said they were going to stop the "abuse", I'd have no issue with that. If someone has a new car, is paying down their BEC bill and the balance is being drawn down with a specified time limit, I'd see no problem with that either. I have no problem with people receiving reasonable privileges
Posted 18 October 2017, 2:13 p.m.
Sounds like sense....
Posted 18 October 2017, 5:27 a.m.
at the end of the day, you're about to hit 50 and dating someone just out of their teens....you get someone who acts like they're just out of their teens. The most you can hope for in these sunset relationships is that you never hit a bump in the road and the money and fame keep flowing. No young girl dates an older man for anything else and no old man gets a young girl otherwise.
Posted 18 October 2017, 5:06 a.m.
Why make an announcement that they gave to go or else, then come back and say we gave to see where we guh get the money for, or else???? Sigh...
Posted 17 October 2017, 9:50 p.m.
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