For some time now BP has called for the firing of Walkine, with the most recent coming following the colossal failure of the Junkanoo in June Celebrations held last month.
In a scathing article titled “The Head is Lost in Tourism”, published on July 24th, BP called for the resignation of the Minister of Tourism and for the Director General to give up her job.
We reported even the blind could see both persons at the top of Tourism are without a clue as to how to move Tourism forward. We understand like the last WUTLESS Minister of Tourism, the current minister is still counting cruise passengers three  times every time a vessel stops at a location in the Bahamas. Thus, if 10,000 cruise visitors call at the Port of Nassau on Monday, then stop in Sturrup Cay on Tuesday they are counted again. By Wednesday when their vessel leaves the country Tourism officials counted 30,000 passengers were here. WHAT DUMBNESS we said.
BP also drew attention to the shameful, despicable handling of the annual Junkanoo in June event, which was staged in a parking lot near the British Colonial Hilton hotel. The event was poorly attended and racked up unnecessary cost to the ministry.
We noted, perhaps someone is being paid to reproduce much of what was ALREADY constructed at Arawak Cay [The usual location where the event was held annually]. It is also possible someone could be getting paid to lease the property near the Hilton site. Or it was simply the case that the head is LOST at Tourism and thus the one eye man in the land of the blind is king!
The news of her removal comes as no surprise. She was incompetent and is completely lost most of the time when managing professionals in the ministry. Walkine had not a day experience in the Tourism business prior to joining the MOT.
You would remember Tourism spent millions to host the Miss Universe Pageant but just this week, Delta airlines one of the world’s largest carriers, suspended its route to the Bahamas as a result of declined airlifts. The pageant was an absolute failure in the promotion of the Bahamas and the pullout proves that point.
Our sources in the OPM have also confirmed Walkine will take up a post in the marketing department at NAD. GOOD RIDDANCE!!!