Exactly, everyone has the right to determine how they will spend their own money. And if someone determines the risk of repeat total destruction is too great to invest millions, that is their right. If the government "can" find someone else willing to take the risk more power to them
Posted 14 December 2017, 10:54 a.m.
I don't know where you get this "unskilled West Indian" thing from, I know quite a few West Indians inclusive of Haitians and they tend to be extremely bright...well at least the ones I know, yuh know everywhere gat every kind a people. A family "friend" recently passed, he was in his 80's. I was super impressed by his recall of everything, world history, Bahamian history, biology, social sciences etc, he seemed to know everything. He was a teacher, don't know what his profession was before he migrated here.
Posted 14 December 2017, 4:52 a.m.
That's not exactly true. No one is complaining about Cubans, DR residents, Indians, czechoslovakians or other Soviet block residents and they are all here. People are complaining about theHaitian population because we have a massive illegal immigration problem eminating from Haiti, that's it. Do you have some Bahamians who conflate the issue with insensitivity and hate, yes, and they tend to be the loudest voices. But Bahamians as a whole are very concerned about the burden on our economy of an illegal population that seems to have no end in sight. We cannot support them,nothing to do with xenophobia, it's just fact, we have zero growth and we're on the precipice of a downgrade to junk status. I fully support a change to the constitution that removes any "ambiguity" about automatic citizenship for children of illegal immigrants. We cannot support it.
I have been to Kingston but that was ages ago, I honestly can't recall if it was clean or dirty. What I do remember is loving the island as a whole, all of the other Caribbean island are very beautiful , hilly, lush vegetation, beautiful water, different Eco system to the Bahamas which has its own brand of beauty.
Posted 14 December 2017, 4:36 a.m.
Nobody is stopping anyone from doing what they want to do. It certainly hasn't been declared illegal to rebuild your home on ragged Island. The IDB simply said, "we don't think it's wise to spend our money there" and just as it's the right of the residents to make their own decision on where to live, it's the right of the IDb to say how they will spend their money.
Posted 14 December 2017, 3:38 a.m.
"*Frankie Campbell suggested yesterday his post in Cabinet as someone with Haitian heritage has had no bearing on the influx of illegal migrants from Haiti coming into The Bahamas.*"
But that is not what Mitchell said. Mitchell said the "signal" sent was, "its ok to come now". He did not say they weren't coming before or that Campbell was the reason for them coming. I think Mitchell is right on that one, that visit to the church, translating for Dr Minnis, clearly THAT was meant to send the message, "hey, look, one of you is next to the PM now." There was no other reason to do it. I'm sure the church had translators. It was another shortsighted, *this will be great PR* faux pas.
TheHaitian community and the residents of the inner city have been used and abused by politicians for years. The politicians need these people uneducated and poor so that they have a ready constituency of votes in exchange for chicken and beer and if the people lucky a tshirt and some money.
I remember someone telling me a story of a Bain town resident who was adamant that he was voting for the plp before the 2012 election, his reasoning, "een no one ever give me nuttin, but when I went to the plp rally, I had all the chicken I could eat". Sad.
Posted 14 December 2017, 3:25 a.m.
I always wondered who ate there..,.
Posted 12 December 2017, 8:35 p.m.
I agree, only false hope depending on any sophisticated system, we won't maintain it, whether we want to or not, the cost by itself would be prohibitive. I say get a network of private citizens and private cameras. That's a simplified statement, details of scheduling, anonymity, randomness(don't want people predicting coverage and evading or leaking), full coverage are a little more involved but quite achievable . This approach could work fir on island crime as well.
Posted 12 December 2017, 8:33 p.m.
Seriously? You see the size of the US? It's a false equivalence,now if you told me 90% of congress and the senate were representing districts in Washington, D.C. you might have an argument.
You have 30 men in the HOA representing one island and you think we need one more to make things better? We need competent people, not more people... wake up call, Dr Minnis is not interested in competent people, he is interested in people who support him. Look at who he chose to look after the treasury. Thank God for Wendy Craig.
Your city manager will be an FNM sycophant. If they do implement local government and they appoint someone like Komalfe and give her a budget and real authority I'll eat my words.and no I'm not Dna, still don't think they ready, but I'm impressed by competent individuals.
Posted 11 December 2017, 3:06 a.m.
Just like the CEB.
Posted 10 December 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Re USA: Because it exactly describes what I stated. Far flung districts far removed from the central seat of power, each with their own individual set of challenges. We cannot claim that in Nassau, if someone in Carmichael sneezes we hear it in Westridge. There is a case for the out islands, but not Nassau.
And who exactly do you think will be appointed local govt administrator anyway? Someone like Howard Grant will get the job and he will continue to tell us drivel about how transformational this new govt is despite Having zero evidence to substantiate the claim.
Posted 10 December 2017, 7:48 p.m.
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