To the editor,
The Plan to Introduce Local Governments to New Providence by the Progressive Liberal Government will add another layer of unnecessary bureaucracy to the capital where the central government is headquartered.
The Prime Minister lives in New Providence. In fact, all Prime Ministers dating back to Sir Roland Simonette lived in New Providence.
As far as I know, the 24 MPs in New Providence live on the island where the MPs and the Senate are located, respectively.
The governor lives in New Providence.
The police secretary lives on the island. There is a Defense Force Admiral there.
Comptrollers of the Bahamas Customs and Excise Department are resident in New Providence. The Bahamas Immigration Department is located in New Providence.
Both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals are in New Providence.
The Prosecutor’s Office is resident in New Providence. The Bahamas Correctional Director lives in New Providence.
The main purpose of the Family Islands municipality was to make it easier for islanders like Nassaubian, who live in the immediate vicinity of the three major agencies of the central government, to access the central government.
That is why I don’t think it is necessary to introduce local governments into New Providence.
— — Kevin Evans
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