Freeport, Grand Bahama –– A case of mass ‘political’ murder was being presented on the island of Grand Bahama over the weekend as politicos following the Democratic National Alliance visited the community.
The event was filled with excitement as some 3,000 former FNMs packed the Our Lucaya Ballroom in expectation to see the new slate of candidates.
Sharing his platform with no other candidate was former FNM Cabinet Minister and party member for more than 25 years, Branville McCartney. The DNA leader spoke for over an hour before a live Cable TV audience.
McCartney spoke of the slaughter and neglect by the FNM committed upon the people of Grand Bahama during the past 4 and a half years. Attending the event was former mega FNM financial donor, Sir Jack Hayward. McCartney sounded like a warning to the Grand Bahama Port Authority for its callous mistreatment towards the Grand Bahamians, as he warned the FNM that there are no makeup, no do over, “YA FIRED!”
Bahamas Press is trekking across the crime scene now under investigation in the nation’s second city as we probe the yellow tape from West End to High Rock. We stood shocked in amazement to hear the former minister for immigration speak about slaughter and neglect of the people of Grand Bahama. We remember very well how he supported four tax and pain budgets of the Free National Movement government, which deliver labour pains to the people of Grand Bahama.
The taxes imposed by Branville, Papa and the FNM raised electricity rates on the people of that island and imposed higher taxes on books, pencils, underclothes and also the HOLY BIBLE in 2008.
Branville, Papa and the Free National Movement were complicit in crime against Grand Bahamians when that collectively sat around the Cabinet Room and slapped fees on contributors of National Insurance. He was in the room when Papa and the FNM ‘jookup’ Grand Bahamians and raised import duties on thousands of items [particularly food items].
The DNA leader was an accomplice to the crime against Grand Bahamians, especially when the FNM took away subventions to needed charities, private schools and safe houses across the country; the girls and boys brigades, the Ranfurly Home For Children, the Centre for the Deaf, and hospices. My God look at the people they slaughtered together.
Branville, Papa and the FNM together sat in the Cabinet Room and slammed car dealers as they collectively raised taxes on car imports to 85%. And while the people of Grand Bahama could not buy food, they collectively supported legislation to protect turtles, dogs, cats, rats, birds and now sharks. They this year brought a bill to put zero taxes on dog food. Fact is, Papa ‘dem’ made it easier for the people of Grand Bahama to buy dog food. EAT THAT!
But while all this happened, many Bahamians living on Grand Bahama forgot how Branville, by instruction of PAPA processed the letter as minister of immigration against Hannes Babak. The move delivered a deathblow to the economy of Grand Bahama, and Branville was a part that! In fact, he signed the letter. The Americans we know now through the Wikileaks revelations stated that the decision was “DEVASTATING TO THE ECONOMY GRAND BAHAMA.” Talking fool is a very serious thing!
Bahamas Press asks Branville how many work permits did he approved for foreigners as thousands of Grand Bahamians were kicked to the food lines; and he is talking but putting Bahamians first? HMMMMMMM! THEY HAVE NO DAMN SHAME!
Branville, Papa and the FNM together are one in the same. Papa held the scattergun, Branville held the political knife as the FNM ordered the political death of Bahamians. Branville McCartney is an accomplice in the death of Grand Bahama and is BP’s wanted man for this mass political slaughter.