Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 15, 2017 – Nassau – The man offering commentary on US investment and business interests, where The Bahamas was used an example of where the United States may have gone wrong in decisions to pull back after the recent recession; is firing back at Fred Mitchell, former Foreign Affairs Minister.Evan Siegfried is not a Fox News paid consultant, but is a Republican Party political strategist, commentator and columnist and he defended his statements made a day before the May 10th elections as factual and one voice in a choir of major organizations which have sounded the alarm about The Bahamas and the Chinese.Seigfried at this website and twitter and on Facebook issued the comments that the New York Times, Bloomberg, Forbes and others have raised alarms about Bahamas-China relations and expressed his shock that Mitchell would hold a press conference to aim to discredit his comments on a Fox News interview. He cited newspaper articles from the Nassau Guardian which put unemployment at 16.2% and unemployment in Grand Bahama at 19.5%. Seigfried said, “Yet, Fred Mitchell and Prime Minister Christie are not focused on solving that. Instead they have made me and my factual comments the most important thing for them…”The commentator pointed to the ‘in writing’ evidence of Jerome Fitzgerald soliciting bribes from a foreign investor and faulted former AG Allyson Maynard-Gibson for looking the other way. He said the PLP was guilty of failure in leadership. It seems voters agreed, as hours later, the PLP would suffer a dismal loss at the polls, securing four seats of 39 with Mitchell losing his constituency in Fox Hill and Mr. Christie losing his in Centerville.#MagneticMediaNews#EvanSiegfried#SiegfriedfiresbackatFredMitchell Related Items:#EvanSiegfried, #magneticmedianews, #SiegfriedfiresbackatFredMitchell Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Fort McPherson LRA has selected Sizemore Group, an Atlanta-based architecture firm, to lead a master planning study of a 1,300-acre area surrounding the former post.The area covered by the Oakland City/Fort McPherson Livable Centers Initiative study includes the neighborhoods most affected by the post’s closure, as well as the portion of the installation sold to filmmaker Tyler Perry to build a movie and television production complex and the 145 acres of land the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority is converting to civilian use.The planning study will build on previous Livable Centers Initiative studies, which strive to enhance livability through the planning and design of healthy transportation choices, lifelong communities and principals, and attractive place-making, according to a press release from Sizemore Group. The study is being funded through a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission, which also provides transportation infrastructure funding for projects identified during the planning process.“There has been a lot of research and planning conducted for our study area in the past, yet have experienced little redevelopment, but we are focused on a plan that is realistic and doable right now,” said Brian Hooker, executive director of the Fort Mac LRA. “We are working with Sizemore Group because of their ability to provide us with a plan we can begin implementing right away, with the guidance and support of our community.”Bill de St. Aubin, CEO of Sizemore Group, said the firm is excited to help the Fort McPherson LRA spur economic development, while preserving the culture and history of the neighborhood. “This neighborhood is brimming with potential, and we look forward to helping uncover the tools needed to take advantage of that,” he said.