by Larry Smith
In her examination of the irregularities surrounding the so-called Bahamas Agricultural and Marine Institute on Andros this week, Nassau Guardian news editor Candia Dames said Bahamians have had enough of the government’s negligent handling of the country's affairs.
“The tolerance for our officials’ flippant and arrogant responses to critical issues is waning,” she said. “The culture of slackness (will) only be addressed if there are clear messages that those responsible for abuse are held to account."
Punch columnist Catherine Kelly went further: “You can hear the frustration as Bahamians call in to radio talk shows, trying to articulate why they think everything has gone so horribly wrong for their tiny country...They point to widespread corruption, criminality and violence…Clearly the people are at the breaking point and the Christie administration seems powerless to diffuse the ticking time bomb."
And fellow Punch columnist Nicki Kelly pointed out that “the fire at BAMSI exposed the lies and illegalities that have become a hallmark of this project since it was first conceived.”