The Phoenix Project - BCP First 100 Days in Office
The naming of our first one hundred days in office as the Phoenix Project speaks directly to the need to ‘raise from the ashes’ of social and moral decay ‘a new Bahamas’ predicated on the ideals of the founding fathers of the nation.
It is the intent of a new BCP government to be ready to govern on Day One, with vigor, strength, focus and a determination, to assure the law abiding citizens of the Bahamas that Order can be expected, Peace is on the horizon, and Prosperity is before us.
The issue of Crime Management and the elimination of the fear of Crime will be the initial items to be tackled.
We will confront the overwhelming attitude of ‘disrespect for the Law’ of the land, and impose on all citizens whether ‘Lawless or law-abiding’, the need to ‘respect and fear’ the law or receive the full retribution of its judgment.
The implementation of new crime initiatives, and the execution of existing legislation with little or no exceptions; will entail the thrust of a BCP government, towards lawlessness, chaos and rampant criminality.
Curfew legislation and procedures will be employed. The release of convicts with minor misdemeanor to serve out sentences with Ankle bracelets and Community service. The enforcement of all existing legislation with ‘No Bail for Murder, Armed Robbery and other serious Gun Crimes’ are among other tough measures to be invoked.
The introduction of Restorative Justice Crime Strategy will be implemented with the Biblical principle of ‘Pay-Back Seven-Fold’ for petty crimes and minor infractions of stealing and defraud. The ideals of Alternative sentencing will also be employed to redirect and rehabilitate lost and misguided youth.
The Phoenix Project initiative is expected to produce a new culture of ‘No-Tolerance’ for crime, and a new attitude of Order and Respect for Authority and the Rule of Law.