<<< Minister for Immigration, Branville McCartney.
Nassau Bahamas – Bahamas Press is reporting minister with responsibility for immigration matters in the country, Branville McCartney, has fired his chauffeur following a bust-up during the Free National Movement 2009 Convention early this month.
The driver we are told was asked by the minister to stay on the job for additional time due to the Convention. The driver we understand ended up working all day and all night in an effort to satisfy the minister’s request. We are told, however, as the wearied driver pleaded with the minister to allow him time to go home to his family around 3am on the second night of Conclave, a shouting rage by the minister ensured. We are told the minister threw words like a drunken sailor as he berated his driver.
We’ve been reliably informed the minister, then advised his driver if he leaves the Convention floor before he was told, he should stay home. It was then on the following day the minister advised his driver of his termination and that he was relieved of his duties.
Just hours following the episode, party leader Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham advised the nation that his government had fired no public servant, yet, McCartney exercised his own judgment and sent home another public officer who now joins an army list of others who are daily victimized, terminated, dismissed, retired, Stopped, Reviewed and Cancelled from the public service by the ‘Mugabe’ administration.
Bahamas Press cries SHAME on the minister who took it upon himself to fire in harsh judgment a young man, while he [McCartney] staggered somewhere around the table of spirits and strong drinks during the FNM Parley.
McCartney we believe dashes his chauffeur’s future; laying it upon the bloody red altars of slaughter. An altar where scores of axed public servants – now the sacrificed – are decapitated by this ‘WICKED’ FNM Government in these hard, rough economic times.
Why would the said “model minister” [McCartney] treat Bahamian workers in this way? AGAIN WE CRY SHAME ON THE MINISTER for his rash actions and call on him to immediately reverse his decision against the young man.
Outside that we ask the question, where is John Pinder again? Indeed it is a Matter of TRUST, [WITH ANY PAY]!
We need Change!
bp, prove that you are not a coward and run this story again.
It ran didn’t it?
I know Serigo Hanna well,and when I see him I’ll try my best to get the full story.
they takin advantage thats why we need a working time legislation and employees rights act i think we have the latter but the former i havenot seen from my research thus far we also need to enforce the law and proect the right of workers and employees in wahetever capacity including the armed forces thats foolish ness the man cant be put in such a position its unconscionable
You still stupid… you needs to learn n take in…. Point blank this story is not VICTIMIZATION.I was defending no1 in case you didnt understand!
Amen!!!… You PITBULL.
My Best Friend is a Driver and he Dreads Political Conventions and those Government Conferences because of the various demands that is placed on them. For the Most Part though, they welcome the oppurtunity to earn some Overtime, even though the strain is always much.
If you are hired to perform certain duties and know full well of the challenges, then exercise the option for a transfer and Not do it. To simply request an abandoning of post is a bit much.
Logically, Ministers are dropped to night sessions and they remain there for duration of night, thats a good oppurtunity to rest or be with family and return at the estimated time.
He deserves whatever he got, Too many people want a Job and can’t do the Work required.
HOWEVER THE STORY REALLY GOES, THESE ARE SOME POINTS THAT SHOULD BE LOOKED AT. A MINISTERS CHAUFFER FROM SIR LYNDEN WERE KNOWN TO WORK LONG HOURS. SO BEFORE YOU TAKE SUCH A JOB AS SUCH, ONE SHOULD SEARCH HIMSELF ESPECIALLY WITH A FAMILY IS THIS THE JOB FOR ME. THIS IS A JOKE, MY COLLEGUES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT HAVE TO ENDURE THIS SOMETIME ON A DAILY BASIS, 20HR WORK DAYS SOMETIME, AND THESE ARE INDIVIDUALS WITH FAMILY. BUT NO ONES GIVES A CRAP ABOUT THIS TO EVEN WRITE ABOUT IT. SO A FELLA HAS TO WORK A FEW EXTRA HOURS FOR ONE WEEK AND BECAUSE HE IS A MINSTER AND SOME POLITICAL AGENDA IS TRYING TO BE PUSHED ITS A BIG PROBLEM. GET REAL
I know the Driver, Sergio personally. I will ask him his side of the story. Bran should be careful and should reconsider. Sergio may know where the bodies are buried so to speak. I will try to put him in touch with BP for an exclusive.
wonder what his side of the story will be I await
look back at my post told youll mr show would cross the people the man is arrogant to say the least answer me whats the point in banning movado when anyone can download his music on the net what was the point of lecturing illegal immigrants about the illegality of their actions what the point of tellin us what we all knew about shanty towns he tryin to gain fame on people suffering he wrong so wrong
Welcome to the “sphere” ! Your thoughts are like fresh air ….for a change! I have certainly had enough of of those on this site, who seemed “blinded” by FNM”S political “polution”, that they really can’t think as “civil” people. The facts remain, that this govt is “directly” responsible for a lot of people being unemployed, through “early” retirement, Stop, review and cancel policy,giving the “mucks” what they want and just plain victimization! But, now claim to be the “salvators” of the oppressed – what an irony ! One of the rules in the business that I am in involved in, clearly states that, “never mess with a man’s money and/or his family”!
“I know Branville McCartney personally and I can tell you Im sure he carried on DUTTY with the drive. BP is wrong to put the V card in this story because this is NOT VICTIMIZATION”.
lolo lolo You are not defending your friend if you were a Lawyer all of your clients would go to prison lol lolo.
This is only ONE SIDE OF THE STORY… And Maybe the driver had a attitude or a track record of a bad worker. YOU NEVER KNOW!…. Firstly I sympathize with the driver because he worked hard. I know Branville McCartney personally and I can tell you Im sure he carried on DUTTY with the driver. Also…. If you know the EVENT is at a certain time and usually ends at a certain time THEY SHOULD HAVE BETTER PLANN MANAGEMENT. And I dont think that was VICTIMIZATION… The man job was suppose to wait and drive… if he dont want to do the job THEN GO FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO………… BP is wrong to put the V card in this story because this is NOT VICTIMIZATION.
This is no surprise, his wife overworks her staff too…….
I welcome your input as it essentially exposes the problems that common men and women in our country face.I applaud your suggestion to BP and look forward to have civil conversations with you an Independent thinker.
In short, Bahamians have becomed conditioned to what I call “rock-star” politicians. Those very few who do the job they are elected by the masses to do are heralded as no nonsense hard workers… ” laugh out loud”. The same thing we got with Shane Gibson when the PLP won in 2002, a passionate new comer to parliament with the zeal and eagerness to do the job. For some reason they all get tired,lazy or laid back after their first term. You will never get the same results from Bran in a second term, you will never get the same effort from Shane again either. Remember Ingrahams’s first term as Prim- Minister? You couldn’t find a better or more competent during his first time in office.
The fact the BP has posted this headline on Bran, to me shows their committment to exposing victimization wherever and whenever it occurs. More than victimization, this is a human rights issue. This driver exceeded the required time by law in which one is to work in an hourly daily period. Moreso, the victim pleaded to go home and see his family after his hours worked had exceeded the required time by law. Why was he denied his fundamental rights at all places, a political convention? It appears from a prima- facial view of this article, Mr Mcartney was stretching his political muscle on a powerless surbordinate who needed to feed his family. What has our couintry come to and what do our leaders stand for?
It is only fair to mourn and pray to God, to rise up in our beloved Bahamaland, A Moses, Pindling, Butler,or a Martin Luther King.
We stand for nothing and we have come to the same.
I wish also to ask BP by way of request, to please add a what’s on your mind window to this webpage. Too much is going on and in too many places in this country. The truth must be exposed.
@N C L Smith
“ya’ll are the same who were defending plp corruption from 2002 to 2007 and ya’ll will still do it…”.
Another drunkard who just make statemets without having any facts.The period you mentioned no PLP was accused of Corruption and Bahamians were free to express themsaelves,Well checkout the situation now everyone suspected of being a PLP supporter is summarily dismissed.for your information you drunkard,corruption is also oppression and victimization and you dont have to go too far just ask carl bethel and Johnley Ferguson and Ivoine Ingraham.If they lie thats corruption as they fear PAPA.Now sober up and face reality,the the FNM Govt. is inept,oppressive,callous,and most of all wuthless.
You guys (FNM) have no BALLS …. all u have in your party is a bunch of “YES” men/woman (COWARDS) The #1 “YES MAN” in the FNM is none other than HI… But he dont answers yes sir or madam, he answers YES MASTER!
LOL @ this story… … so this minister had reason to release his driver and leave it to BP to spin it in another way… and look at the plp operative trying to score point…..
what more can you expect from you plps… ya’ll are the same who were defending plp corruption from 2002 to 2007 and ya’ll will still do it… PLPs have absolutely no shame….
Well Inform you should know BP holds and has NO BIAS, NO FAVORITES, NO BLUE EYES. We are fair and balanced. You report we decide.
Does this change BP’s view of Minister McCartney, as posted in another story: https://www.bahamaspress.com/?p=8386 ? My, how things change so quickly!!!
If a dog who might a flea collar continues to keep company with other dogs who have no such protection then that dog becomes infected with the same ailments.
Model Minister? Boy if y’all only knew.
This glamour man is all show. he takes haitions down but allows other nationals to work here illgally with his help! i know of a boss that said that glamour man will take careof the permit for a person that is already working in the country without a permit and that he knows about it!
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