Sunday, 29 April 2012 12:14
The Claim: The PLP promises to promote and develop the Bahamian youth.
The Truth: In their single term in office the PLP did not fulfill their lofty promises to the youth of the Bahamas. The record speaks for itself. While the PLP continues to recycle the same old broken promises, the FNM, has worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for the next generation and delivered:
PLP Promises 2002
PLP Promises 2012
- Build new T.G. Glover Primary School. FAILED.
- Build new schools in Grand Bahama, Andros, Exuma, San Salvador and Cat Island. FAILED.
- Create jobs for youth with Summer Youth Experience Programme. FAILED.
- Build National Stadium to promote youth athletic development. FAILED
- Introduce the University of The Bahamas. FAILED.
FNM Promises 2007
- Will double investment in education. (Empty promise x2 = Empty promise).
- Build schools in East and West Grand Bahama. (See above).
- Re-establish the National Scholarship Program. (See above).
- Introduce the University of the Bahamas. (See above).
- Youth Empowerment Scheme through the Department of Young People. (See above).
- Athletic scholarships for family island students to attend school in New Providence. (See above).
FNM Promises 2012
- Complete the 15,000 seat Thomas A. Robinson Stadium. DELIVERED.
- Increase direct funding to athletes. DELIVERED over $1 million in funding.
- Increase contribution to sports. DELIVERED over $1 million in funding.
- Expand and upgrade infrastructure at more than ten schools around the country. DELIVERED.
- Complete the T G Glover Primary School in New Providence. DELIVERED.
- Tuition funding/scholarships for Bahamian youth. DELIVERED $25 million in COB scholarships
- Self Starters Programme. DELIVERED $2.5 million to young Bahamians.
- National Job Readiness and Skills Training Programme. DELIVERED over 4,000 jobs.
- Healthy Recreational Spaces for our youth – DELIVERED Montagu and Saunders Beach.
Same Empty Promises. Same PLP.
- Provide more scholarships for qualifying Bahamians
- Build additional dorms to accommodate Family Island students at the COB and provide rent subsidies, based on needs assessment, of up to $500 per month for Family Island students at COB
- Bahamas Youth Development Corps Programme for young people between the of 18 and 25
- Construct gyms in Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera and Exuma and in New Providence
- Continue the successful National Job Readiness and Skills Training programme
- Create additional recreational green spaces.
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