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'Enough Is Enough': Protest Against Government In Rawson Square

Protestors in Rawson Square on Wednesday.

Protestors in Rawson Square on Wednesday.

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HUNDREDS of Bahamians stormed Bay Street Wednesday to protest against the Minnis administration, high unemployment and rising electricity bills.

Many protesters held signs that read “FNM torch burn out”, “BPL robbing us, no weapon, no mask” and “Light bill too high” - all chanting “Minnis got to go” in solidarity. The House of Assembly was in session at the time.

At one point, those taking part followed Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis as he made his way from Parliament to his Cabinet Office.

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BahamasForBahamians 6 months, 3 weeks ago

LMFAO. Hubert Minnis will go down as the worst PM ever.

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sheeprunner12 6 months, 3 weeks ago

No Sir .......... that description has been sealed for Perry. Minnis dem trying hard to keep us afloat now.

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Well_mudda_take_sic 6 months, 3 weeks ago

You're wrong. This country has never had such a dumb, incompetent, nasty and feckless PM......a PM who has yet to figure out whether he's going East or West.

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BahamaPundit 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I would have to agree. I hate to say it but Minnis is by far far far the worst PM we have had in terms of leadership, communication, organization and steering the country in a possitive direction. He needs to change 100% from his current style and method in order to restore a tiny bit of faith in his abilities. This is in no way saying the PLP are an alternative. Both parties act like complete hoodlums and the Bahamas would be a million times better off without either.

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sheeprunner12 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Enough of what????????? ................ BPL??????, VAT???????, banks?????, PMH?????, Post Office??????? Disney???????? GBPA & Freeport???????? Airports???????

LOL .......... The PLP is just laughing at all of us and licking their lips.

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DDK 6 months, 3 weeks ago

All of the above and enough of the PLP too!

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ThisIsOurs 6 months, 3 weeks ago

The FNMs continue to delude themselves that this is all a PLP plot. There have been numerous calls for action that no one showed up to. PLP, LRT, BVN, CVW,it doesn't matter. Sure the PLP might have a plot any self respecting opposition would, but the reason people showed up is because there's anger and a general sense that Turnquest and Johnson have no clue what they're doing. Their current request is to dig up in personal bank accounts to see where they can get money from next.

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DDK 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Yes! Finally! Enough of this damned government!

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Well_mudda_take_sic 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Every five years .......PLP, FNM, PLP, FNM, PLP, FNM, PLP, FNM, PLP, FNM, PLP, FNM, PLP, FNM,PLP, FNM...... LMAO......and you can forget 'bout dat wurtless DNA party.

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Dawes 6 months, 3 weeks ago

FNM are annoying me, but ain't no way i want the last Government back. Is there any decent party we can vote for next time? Cus if its PLP next then FNM after we done

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sheeprunner12 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Yep, Brave and the PLP cronies so fat that they shining with Treasury grease.

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Porcupine 6 months, 3 weeks ago

No. There is no party. Can we not see that the cheerleading for a party is what is holding us back? We need new ideas, new leaders, a new way of participating in our democracy. Unfortunately, the basis for positive change is a well-educated populace. This is something to work towards, but we are a generation away, at best, in achieving this goal. There are no short term solutions to the mess we are in. Our leadership exemplifies the greed and lack of a knowledge base needed to make sound socially-minded decisions. The same things which are lacking in our populace at large. If truly $600,000,000 are going to the web shops each year in this small country, what chance do we have of electing good leaders? Someone recently told me that the future of this country is that the web shop owners will completely own and run this country in a few years. I couldn't argue his point. Can anyone?

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joeblow 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Perry will be hard to beat as the worst PM ever, but Minnis gaining on him!

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sheeprunner12 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Minnis may have his ways ........... but there is a big gap still. Perry was so convincing with his BS, deflections, schemes and crap ...... but HAM is just blunt and impatient with a corrupt political system that is designed to be a "quagmire of web" ............. It just has to be blown up and restarted.

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pingmydling 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Trump can serve out his impending life sentence here. Cannot be any worse than our own clowns can it? Well maybe it can!

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TalRussell 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Ma most trusted comrade who snoops deep behind walls PMO, is reporting that serious troubles brewing about indecision when crown's delegation be heading up hill for audience with People's Her Excellency Marguerite... an audience even statue comrade Christoper Columbus, has good idea what goin' come down from atop Mount Fitzwilliam { A Wednesday session House is not day week be waking Christoper up out he deep sleep }.

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Gotoutintime 6 months, 3 weeks ago

The Dame better move fast---Her days are numbered!

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TalRussell 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Ma Comrade GetoutInTime, very true her days as resident big pink house are numbered but my snooper atop Mount Fitzwilliam, senses that due indecision by governor-general - the Queen may very well be leading the charge her self from across English pond........at least three made Her Majesty's shortlist fill Minnis's shoes... seems we also could see return English governor-general,,,,,,, maybe a Prince......music Bay Street merchants tourism cash registers.

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DDK 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Now I know you've been at the brownies!!

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Gotoutintime 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Sorry Tal---You've been too deep in the Kool Aid.--Good Queen Liz could care less about us and as we are an Independent Nation (We are not Turks Island) she will not interfere in local politics. Happy to make a sporting bet with you---When the date of the next election rolls around, Minnis will still be Prime Minister and the Dame will have left the Hill, long time---Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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TalRussell 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Na comrade, i take it you are not among doubters quick blog that the People's Her Excellency Marguerite, alone and without having consult Queen, does lacks royal power to fire Minnis or if need be to fire the entire red governing regime.

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Gotoutintime 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Respectfully beg to differ---The only way the Good Dame can remove Minnis is by virtue of a vote of no-confidence by members of the Governing Party---It'll never happen!

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TalRussell 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Ma comrade, we constitution may just be put test if
governor-general decides act get county out just in time with the firing the PM, or even his entire Imperial governing regime...would you surprised learn that the PM through his attorney general have requested good reading we constitution on what would happen if such pluseabily occurred?

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Gotoutintime 6 months, 3 weeks ago

We agree to disagree---I will just repeat---The Dame cannot and will not, on her own, ever remove Minnis.

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Dawes 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Of course not sure people are sure what they want. Do they want lower BEC bills or lower Taxes. If lower BEC then taxes will have to go up for the Government to fund the offset, or we could wait until BEC is officially broke and then have no power. Yes i know someone will say fix BEC then you can have lower bills and no change in taxes. But that won't happen overnight and will take a number of years to fix due to all the legacy issues.

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DDK 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Of course BEC is officially broke, they hid that fact in plain sight by creating BPL and spending thousands to do just that - so much corruption and employee/union problems, combined with rank inefficiency for decades. I hope the folks at Rawson Square don't think the PLP are blameless.

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sheeprunner12 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Yep, Bradley Roberts sank BEC ............. the window closed 10 years ago. Before that BEC was doing quite well ......... but did not plan long-term for LNG as Potcake was urging us all to do back in 2002-7.

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Sickened 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I want lower government spending. Less consultants, less bloated contracts, less civil servants.

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Dawes 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I agree with you on those. Of course the Government has been slammed for being so heartless in the last year or two for reducing the civil servants so they can't win either way. But if they don't do what you are saying then the only thing that will happen is tax rises.

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TheMadHatter 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I disagree with these protesters. When you compare our standard of living here against most African countries, we are clearly living in a paradise.

People need to thank God for life and be quiet.

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DDK 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Go to Zimbabwe then Hatter! Let them protest away. It is needed!

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ThisIsOurs 6 months, 3 weeks ago

That's YOUR standard of living. Check how many people unemployed. No electricity and no water. You are speaking about your circumstance.

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Clamshell 6 months, 3 weeks ago

We’re an African country? Lawd, my map must be all confusculated!

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PastorTroy 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Poverty Is A Game, A Weapon Used To Keep The Undesirables Hoping & Praying. Legalizing And Taxing Cannabis Can Solve Much Of These Problems If Implemented Correctly. However, We Keep Listening To & Falling For The Games Of These Religious & Political Pimps.

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Clamshell 6 months, 3 weeks ago

^^^^ Learned his capitalization from Donald Trump!

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proudloudandfnm 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Wow. Freeport this is what you need to be doing!!!!

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proudloudandfnm 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Time for the FNM to fire this worthless PM!!!

When can we expect a no confidence vote????

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ThisIsOurs 6 months, 3 weeks ago

When you handle changes to "usedtobeproud..." Lol

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proudloudandfnm 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I did change it but for some reason it aint showing up. Tribune's website need some tweaks...

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proudloudandfnm 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Hubert will go down as the second worst PM of all time. He'll go down as the worst opposition leader of all time definitely. But Perry still holds worst PM title. I doubt that will ever change...

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proudloudandfnm 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Loretta dem was 100% right. Now the FNM has to get rid of everyone of those idiot stalwarts or whatever they're called that voted for this whoopy cushion and carried on so bad at that "convention"....

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Well_mudda_take_sic 6 months, 3 weeks ago

What did I tell all of you posting here in the run up to Election Day back in May 2017? I told you to THINK, THINK, THINK! But very few of you did so, instead choosing to once again fall victim to the two-party system of politics that has for decades been running our country and all true Bahamians right into the ground. Now King Sebas of Lucky Charms and Crown Prince Craig of Flowers Galore are planning to buy the next general election by hand picking the slate of PLP candidates and bank rolling their campaigns. Can't wait too see Bahamian voters, especially Bahamian/Haitian voters, once again show their stupidity in the next general election. LMAO

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DDK 6 months, 3 weeks ago

You did Mudda, you certainly did! But it is no laughing matter!!!! No half-way decent options in sight!

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bogart 6 months, 3 weeks ago

...ah yes....but da bus has ....petrol ....to be moving forward.....da steering working..cause... to steers it east or west....to miss dem huge potholes never...never..did get fixed......seems like decades....truth be told...remember dis electricity....ting been going on ...one Gubberment Minister even used to be ......called Black Out Pete....lectricity off cause copper wire tieffed....wire over lectric wire causing issus...new engine falling down..?...special list whichinin big shot..... aint gon gets light cuts off....who owes plenty light bill.....dese problens ...jus catchin up.....????

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