Prime Minister Perry Christie is quoted by the press as saying the following: “If Hubert Ingraham, or [Hubert] Minnis, if they want something to happen for you, listen now, I know they want something to happen for you if not this year, next year or even the year after, but guess what? Do you know who the prime minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is? You could go to Hubert. You can go to [Greg] Gomez. You even could go to Minnis, but then they got to call me. They could have the best intention in the world. They can pray and [say], ‘Oh God I want to do this’. But God has spoken. God has made me the prime minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.”
If you are a Bahamian, and a statement like that does not anger you, no matter who makes the statement, a PLP or FNM prime minister – you are a lost Bahamian. If a statement like that does not grab your attention and cause you to decry what it is declaring to Bahamians just like you and I, you are a lost Bahamian. And if you find pleasure, humour or right in such a statement, you are not only a lost Bahamian, you are also a dangerous Bahamian – one who can be easily led blindly down a path of helping to turn your country into the types of countries in the Caribbean and region we currently turn up our nose at as though they and their citizens are inferior to us.
via The Bahamas Weekly
Read full article by Sharon Turn here: http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/bahamian-politics/Prime_Minister_Christie_s_recent_comments_to_Bahamians_should_be_roundly_condemned24480.shtml