Mitchell blasts Culmer as “simply lost”

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman, Senator Fred Mitchell.

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Senator Fred Mitchell lambasted Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Carl Culmer for what he said was an attack on Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis, and called Culmer’s words “untruths” as it relates to his party’s governance.

In a statement released Wednesday, Mithchell accused Culmer of venturing “into deep waters and drowning in his own rhetoric and the untruths of his own vacuous words”.

“The man who blames black Bahamians for their own oppression, now opines that he is the expert on the record of the PLP,” the statement read

“He is simply lost, and a purveyor of falsehoods.”

According to Mitchell, Baha Mar is one example of “successful PLP policies in the last five years”. Culmer, however, called the project a crooked deal.

“The irony is that today it is the only growth area of this economy,” Mitchell wrote.

Mitchell also indicated that the FNM and its leaders have been abysmal failures in this economy with stagnant employment rates, no plan for Grand Bahama and higher taxes.

“When challenged about their shocking incompetence and the ignorance of their chairman, they respond with blame the PLP,” he said.

“That is wearing thin. The FNM’s chairman is hapless and hopeless.”