NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine yesterday suggested the Minnis administration would not survive a snap election over its handling of Hurricane Dorian relief and restoration efforts, suggested .
McAlpine continued his lashing of the government during his contribution to debate on the Disaster Reconstruction Authority Bill 2019.
He pointed to challenges of getting aid experienced by Grand Bahama residents two months after the passage of the monster Category 5 storm.
“I challenge this government to re and if we could re, maybe we’ll be alright,” McAlpine said.
“Repent, recommit, reconcile, reset, recount, renew and redo your commitment to the Bahamian people.
“…I tell you this, they tell me, if you call election in the morning, the people getting on the line tonight.”
The outspoken Pineridge MP has been critical of the government since coming into office.
In the aftermath of the storm, he has continually noted that the government’s efforts have simply not been enough.
McAlpine’s critiques have also echoed concerns of the official opposition, which has categorized the Minnis administration’s response to Dorian as “erratic, rudderless and disastrous”.
Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis has accused Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis of falling short of standards from a head of state during times of crisis.
Hurricane Dorian barreled its way through parts of Grand Bahama and Abaco for three days, displacing thousands and leaving hundred still missing.
At least 67 people have been declared dead, but officials say that number is expected to climb.