Clay Sweeting: PM Seems Emotional
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The opposition senator says he wants Eleuthera’s economy to restart
Sweeting said, “The people of Eleuthera are hurting and many are starting to fear the negative economic effects of the virus more than the virus itself.
“I, too, call upon the competent authority to explain to the people of Eleuthera with medical facts or otherwise, why the commercial activity cannot open to start to drive our local economy,” Sweeting said.
He said he joins Opposition Deputy Leader and MP for Exuma Chester Cooper in calling for the reopening of their respective constituencies.
“The people of Eleuthera listened attentively to the Prime Minister’s address [on Sunday] with the hope that many of the restrictions on Emergency Orders would be lifted so people in the communities on Eleuthera can get back to work and the local economies can support one another during these tough times.
“This did not happen and we were left with more questions than answers, he said.”
Sweeting said the prime minister should be guided by science and not his emotions.
“Mr. Prime Minister, please use the science, not your emotions.
“Where is the scientific data to determine the extent to which these phases are implemented with zero cases and zero suspected cases?
“This decision seemed to be emotional more than scientific.
“One would expect that a medical doctor be guided by the science, the data.”
On Sunday the Prime Minister said announced the reopening of Abaco, Andros, Cat Island and Long Island for commercial activities.
The southern islands of the Bahamas were recently reopened.