The House of Assembly debated a resolution on the Baha Mar deal recently. Unfortunately for the Perry Christie-led PLP, it has already lost the broader national debate on the proposed mega project.
This includes a haemorrhaging of goodwill from the PLP by many professionals and even many within the party who are flabbergasted and frustrated by Mr. Christie’s dissembling and series of incoherent statements on Baha Mar since its inception. Curiously, part of the story concerns – the BlackBerry.
Some weeks ago, Mr. Christie attempted to mock the Prime Minister for regularly checking his BlackBerry at a dinner attended by both leaders. Mr. Ingraham was monitoring any news of a settlement between Baha Mar and Scotiabank on an outstanding loan between the two entities.
The story reveals the essential differences between Messrs. Ingraham and Christie. Hubert Ingraham is a part of the Smartphone generation while his former law partner is a throwback to a bygone era, wedded to a model of economic development that is being assigned to the proverbial ash heap of history.