Home / News / Politics / Opposition Leader Visits Abaco
On August 10, Dr. Hubert Minnis along with party chairman Darron Cash and members of the Free National Movement (FNM) held a brief memorial service for former FNM National Chairman Charles Maynard laying a wreath on the side of the road at the site of his passing.

Opposition Leader Visits Abaco

FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis lays a wreath in honour of the late Maynard.
FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis lays a wreath in honour of the late Maynard.

FNM Honor Anniversary of Maynard’s Passing

On August 10, Dr. Hubert Minnis along with party chairman Darron Cash and members of the Free National Movement (FNM) held a brief memorial service for former FNM National Chairman Charles Maynard laying a wreath on the side of the road at the site of his passing.

The service celebrated the life and legacy of the late Charles ‘Charlie’ Maynard who was also Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture who was described by Dr. as a dedicated and patriotic Bahamian statesman who prided himself on service to, and love for country, and a man who was passionate about the positive development of the youth of The Bahamas.

Charles Maynard died suddenly on August 14, 2012, just outside of Blackwood, in North Abaco. At the time of his death, Mr. Maynard was coordinating the FNM campaign for the North Abaco by-election held in October last year.

FNM Meets with North Abaco Supporters

During a visit to North Abaco on August 10 the leader of the Free National Movement along with the party’s chairman Darron Cash and other party officers held a meeting with party supporters at the Treasure Cay Public Beach.

Dr. Hubert Minnis took time to explain to party members about the FNM’s recent actions in the House of Assembly and his “stand for democracy” as he was ‘Named’ and suspended for two sessions by the Speaker of the House, Kendall Major.

He said “I rebelled because I wanted to defend and maintain democracy. They tried to stagnate democracy but we are not going to allow them to.”

He said he was determined “not to apologize and not to back down because I knew that our former leader fought and brought about democracy and I was certainly not going to allow it to go backwards, but to ensure it goes forward.”

Dr. Minnis said to his supporters that they need to be ready to campaign as the current administration “does not have the moral authority to govern and we must be ready [when election is called] to take over from them.”

He said that as he and his team move through the family islands and all the constituencies they will not stop campaigning until they have won the next election; “when we are sworn in as the new government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.”

He told supporters that the party wants to ensure that they are connected and communicate well with their supporters.

What Do You Think?

comments

About Timothy Roberts

Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

Check Also

Police Officers Conduct Walk-a-Bout in Downtown Marsh Harbour

Police officers of the Marsh Harbour Police Station patrolled downtown Marsh Harbour on Sept. 27. …

Leave a Reply