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The Bahamas has a bicameral (two chamber) Parliament. The House of Assembly's members are elected and the members of the Senate are appointed.
Maurice Tynes, the clerk of Parliament, recently appeared before the Constitutional Commission and recommended a new electoral system be adopted in The Bahamas to better reflect the will of the people.
More specifically, Tynes suggested the Senate be aboli...
A prominent community leader has recommended to the Constitutional Commission that political parties be done away with in The Bahamas to give way to an alternative system of democracy that would allow any citizen to run for office void of party affiliation.
Ed Fields, chairman of We The People, a community service-based organization, said the established political format is not conducive to true r...
The Ministry for Grand Bahama could play a vital role in the revitalization of Grand Bahama's economy by providing promotional support and "shepherding in investments" to the island if it manages to free itself from excess red tape, according to Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest.
Turnquest told NB12 that it is "unfortunate" that the ministry had been kept a largely politic...
We appear on the verge of an extraordinary betrayal of the Bahamian people, made even more heart-wrenching because it is at the hands of our very own, not those of slave masters and colonial rulers.
It is a betrayal of various core principles of the second emancipation of majority rule, of a certain promise of independence, and a betrayal of the poor and the middle class.
Instead of a national or ...
Minister of Labour and National Insurance Shane Gibson said Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins' recent attacks on Prime Minister Perry Christie
were "insulting and offensive", and suggested that other political organizations may not want such
a "disrespectful" individual.
Though he did not name Rollins during his contribution to the Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority Bill on Thur...
The mission of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is to ensure that the needs and aspirations of Bahamian people - to be owners with the government in the political, cultural, and economic development of the nation - are met.
DNA mission statement
Since its launch in May, 2011 the Democratic National Alliance (DNA), the newest political party on the Bahamian landscape, has gained consid...
There has been much complaining of late about the new administration's decision to not renew the contracts of urban renewal workers. The Free National Movement (FNM) says the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) is victimizing Bahamians and the PLP says the contracts came to an end and it is moving in another direction.
Truth is that both parties use the scheme to employ supporters. The PLP did in 20...
Political parties are big-tent organizations. All types exist under one banner. Successful parties are able to keep these divisions in-house, for the most part, presenting a common front to the public and opponents. Few would want to support an organization that is unable to present a common coherent voice on matters of policy and governance.
When the level of disunity in a political party is h...
first elements of the Joint Electoral Observation Mission of the
Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) led by Ambassador Colin Granderson arrived in
Port-au-Prince on August 3rd and began their meetings with various
members of the government, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP),
the political parties, civil society organizations, memb...
Washington, D.C.-- On
12 April 2013, the Committee on Political and Juridical Affairs of the
Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) hosted
the Eighth High-Level Working Session on the International Criminal
Court (ICC), bringing together OAS member and observer states,
high-level OAS and ICC officials and members of civil society. This
year's session focused on the is...