The MP Frederick McAlpine (FNM) said this to The Nassau Guardian 10 May: “The problem with our government, successive and now – when I talk about it, I am talking about the Free National Movement government – there is a perception out there that every time we come to power, we are either for the white, the light, the rich and the famous or the well connected,” he said outside of the House of Assembly.
“We must change that and let people know we are a government for the people, of the people and by the people – all the people.”
Carl Culmer, Chairman of the the FNM responded to The Tribune 10 May:
“In an organisation you either support the organisation or you don’t
“My thing is I am a disciplined person. If I join an organisation and it’s not going the way I want it to go, I have to make some choices for myself. I guess Mr McAlpine needs to do some self-inspection.
“I have been reaching out McAlpine for quite some time. I have been talking to him trying to find out what he really wants. I will not speak ill of an FNM, (but) my job is to unite the party.
“I will continue to reach out to McAlpine to find out what is going on.
“All day (and) all night, 24/7 whenever he wants to sit down and discuss any challenges (he can) or he can even call me. I have reached out to him. I know several other people have reached out him. His colleagues in Grand Bahama have reached out to him because we want to move away from these instances move the country forward,”