Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller lambasted the government for neither informing nor inviting him to the recent groundbreaking ceremony for the new Carmichael Village Subdivision.
Miller stood in the House of Assembly to slam the government saying the lack of invitation shows “disrespect.” He said, “I take grave offense.”
Why it matters
- The new subdivision is located in the Golden Isles constituency.
- Vaughn Miller just recently crossed the floor from the governing party to become a member of the Progressive Liberal Party.
- The housing project in the Carmichael area was attended by Prime Minister Hubert Minnis and the Minister of the Environment and Housing Romauld Ferreira.
The big picture
- The new subdivision comprises a total of 365 lots for the purpose of home construction. It will accommodate single and multi-family housing. Additional lots will be used to construct community parks and other common areas for the residents of the subdivision.
- The serviced lot will provide land at prices below market value in order for the land to be used as collateral; ensure that the land has infrastructure; and provide concessions to enable Bahamians to build at considerably reduced costs.
What Vaughn Miller said
- It has always been accepted and expected practice in our democracy. He is not aware nor informed that the practice has been changed.
- It was a blatant lack of respect shown to him as the member of parliament for the area.
- I was elected and not appointed by Golden Isles.
- We are supposed to be honorable men and women in this honorable institution. Our behaviour should therefore reflect the same.
- I am the member of parliament for the said constituency regardless of their political persuasion.
- It is disheartening to see the leader of the country seemingly unfazed that the elected member of parliament for the said constituency was not apart of the project that could undoubtedly have a great impact on the quality of life of those residents.
State of play
- Prime Minister Minnis nor Romauld Ferriera were present in the House during the speech.