Pineridge Member of Parliament Fredrick McAlpine on Friday fired back at Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, after the nation’s chief told residents in Crooked Island that McAlpine wanted the residents of Grand Bahama to suffer because he objected to the government’s purchase of the Grand Lucayan Resort.
McAlpine retorted, however, that the prime minister got it all wrong.
“In reality, Grand Bahama has been suffering for 15 years and in the last year and five months that has widened under our governance,” said the outspoken MP.
McAlpine said the residents of Grand Bahama voted for change and relief but they continue to suffer.
“Our unemployment is the highest in the country, people are socially and morally depressed and the economy is in the doldrums,” he said.
“I wish to see revitalization. While I do not think the purchase was the best idea I, like most, have accepted [the purchase] and the government has stated that they intend to sell sooner rather than later.
“I am waiting on them to produce and perform. It would be more impressive if he comes to Grand Bahama and inform us of the business plan and how the government plans to operate.”