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Bahamas: Cooper labels Foulkes’ unemployment claim as “delusional”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Exumas and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper labeled as “delusional” Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes’ assertion that unemployment has drastically declined in The Bahamas.

“How delusional; not supported by science,” he said.

“Not supported by statistics. It is not supported by the reality on the ground.

“Happy talk isn’t going to fix the unemployment problem in our country.

“We have to put our shoulders to the wheel.

“Happy talk is not going to fix the labor relations issues…the anxiety and the problems that our people face, who demonstrate week after week.”

Foulkes made the statement outside the Churchill Building on Tuesday.

“Since the pandemic started, I am confident — based on the evidence that we see in the economy — that the unemployment rate has drastically come down,” he said.

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