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Eleuthera MP dodges $7,725 BTC bill

Central and South Eleuthera MP Hank Johnson racked up a $7,725.11 cell phone bill at Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) but managed to avoid service disconnection after he wrote a glowing letter about BTC’s Retail Manager on Eleuthera.

Johnson received a bill summary, dated June 15, 2021, urging him to pay the overdue amount of $7,148.46 immediately to avoid disconnection.

However, Retail Manager for Eleuthera, San Salvador and Cat Island Gazna Moss-Mackey kept his phone on due to his position in the governing party.

In return, Johnson wrote a letter to her bosses, praising Mackey’s “impeccable” management skills and “pleasant attitude.”

“I would like to express my satisfaction with Mrs. Gazna Moss-Mackey in her capacity as BTC Area Manager here in Eleuthera,” Johnson wrote.

Surely, anyone would be satisfied with the manager if they could get away with not paying a $7,000 phone bill.

While the average post-paid customer has their cell phone disconnected for owing far less, the delinquent MP continues to enjoy cellular service.

The bill summary shows his previous payment was $400, a tiny fraction of the giant phone bill. That amount wasn’t even enough to cover the $576.91 in charges he racked up for the month of June.

Johnson thanked BTC for assigning Mackey to Eleuthera, presumably to avoid paying future bills.

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