Some first time voters found themselves turned away from the polls on Election Day. The explanation from polling officers being that these voters were registered to the 2017 Registry, which will deal with the 2017 General Election, and not to the 2012 Registry, which included last General Election the Gaming Referendum and the Gender Equality Referendum.
The local launch of the YES Bahamas campaign was held at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour on April 27. The campaign announced its two local co-chairs: Wynsome Ferguson and Kendy Anderson. Also on the panel were National Co-Chairs Lynn Holowesko and Senator Sharon Wilson, Island Administrator Charles Moss and National Co-Executive Director Heather Hunt.
We have female politicians, business leaders, and most of Abaco’s Department Heads are women. We’ve had a female Deputy Prime Minister and our Governor General is a woman. We recognize our Head of State, the Queen, who is a woman. The Bahamas is Top 10 in the entire world for proportion of women in management positions (44.4%).
On June 7 the country has a choice to make. In the simplest of terms, because the choice is very much a simple one, we will decide whether we believe women should have the same rights as men enshrined into the constitution.
The Constitutional Commission held an informational seminar on the proposed amendments to the Bahamas' Constitution which aims to achieve male and female equality, especially in regards to the passing of citizenship rights to children.
We have a brand new airport. It is beautiful and will open the door to more tourist dollars if properly directed. But we are told that the government barely has the money to keep its bathrooms stocked with toilet paper. Yet they found $3 million somewhere to build a brand new freight and office building?