by Larry Smith
Freedom of Information took centre stage for a brief moment last week when a coalition of ginger groups demonstrated in Parliament Square.
The demo was organised by Save the Bays, an environmental lobby whose leaders include Freeport lawyer Fred Smith, Lyford Cay financier Louis Bacon and activists Joseph Darville and Sam Duncombe.
Opposition leaders Hubert Minnis and Bran McCartney spoke to the small crowd of demonstrators outside the House of Assembly, but no government MP or minister would do so. The secretary-general of the Trades Union Congress also spoke.
“It seems like every entity in The Bahamas was represented besides the PLP,” Darville said, asking why the governing party seems to be “afraid” to engage with those calling for the rapid enactment of a Freedom of Information law.