When Parliamentarians are not wasting their time making fun of each other and squabbling over matters of pride, they are making empty promises. Crime remains a huge problem but we’ve heard the same strategies and procedures for the past five years and, in fact, the five years before that. Whoever is in charge seems to think if they simply speak something it will get done, magically, without any follow up. At least this is what I assume from watching our leaders address the same problems year after year with apparent obliviousness to the fact that they said the exact same thing eighteen months prior.
As speculation mounts concerning when the next general elections will be called, Senior Island Administrator Charles Moss said that voter registration exercises will be going into overdrive.
Abaco leads the list with the lowest voter registration totals in the country as eligible registered voters numbers are lagging nationwide according to data provided by the Parliamentary Registration Department.
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%).
Renardo Curry, the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) candidate for North Abaco, held a ‘meet and greet’ at Treasure Cay Public Beach on Saturday, September 8, where guests were able to enjoy an evening of music, food and drink while meeting some members of parliament including the Deputy Prime Minister, Philip ‘Brave’ Davis. The Deputy Prime Minister told eager party-goers that “the government belongs to you because the PLP believes in you”, and to “vote with the same enthusiasm and energy you are showing tonight for Renardo Curry.”