Politics

BREAKING Wilchcombe defeated, Mitchell wins
BREAKING Wilchcombe defeated, Mitchell wins

July 26, 2019

Fred Mitchell was returned as the Progressive Liberal Party's (PLP) national chairman today, beating former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe by nearly 500 votes. This will be Mitchell's second consecutive term as party chairman. According to the unofficial results, Mitchell got 802 votes, while Wilchcombe [...]

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Fred Mitchell wins PLP Chairman vote
Fred Mitchell wins PLP Chairman vote

July 26, 2019

FRED Mitchell on Friday won a dominant victory over Obie Wilchcombe in the closely watched chairmanship race at the Progressive Liberal Party convention, receiving 802 votes to Mr Wilchcombe's 338 votes, according to party officials.

The race had turned more heated in recent weeks, with supporters on both sides engaged in lively debate across social media.

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Cooper: We are in a fight for the soul of our nation
Cooper: We are in a fight for the soul of our nation

July 26, 2019

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper told party faithfuls last night they are fighting for the "very soul of our nation."...

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FNM: Convention shows PLP not fit to govern
FNM: Convention shows PLP not fit to govern

July 26, 2019

THE Free National Movement has asserted that divisions on display at the Progressive Liberal Party's national convention shows it is not fit to govern the country...

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US Government Death Penalty Move Draws Sharp Criticism

July 26, 2019

The US federal government's move to resume executions after a 16-year hiatus has drawn sharp criticism from rights groups and leading Democrats...

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Austria Orders Arrest of Russian in Colonel Spying Case

July 26, 2019

Austria has issued an arrest warrant for a Russian military officer it says recruited a colonel who allegedly spent 30 years spying for Moscow...

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Wilchcombe: GB residents pessimistic on economy

July 26, 2019

There is more pessimism than optimism surrounding the proposed investments on Grand Bahama for many residents, according to former West End and Bimini Member of Parliament Obie Wilchcombe.

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Halkitis: Bahamas should join forces with region on financial services

July 26, 2019

A former minister of state for finance yesterday said The Bahamas should explore joining forces with regional jurisdictions as a means of securing and protecting the offshore financial services sector.

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Cooper touts new PLP vision
Cooper touts new PLP vision

July 26, 2019

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Deputy Leader Chester Cooper last night outlined the party’s vision for The Bahamas, which would explore the viability of transitioning the country to a republic and the implementation of a national youth service, a revolution in education, harnessing the country’s natural resources and campaign finance reform.

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Wilchcombe: I never left party
Wilchcombe: I never left party

July 26, 2019

Former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday that unlike Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell, he never abandoned the party or said negative things about the party’s leadership...

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Davis and Cooper retain leadership

July 26, 2019

Hours after opening up the party’s 54th convention, Philip Brave Davis and Chester Cooper were returned as leader and deputy leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) after running unopposed.

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The changing face of democracy

July 26, 2019

Following the advent of globalization, the Great Recession of 2008 and a dip in the economic prospects of countries around the world, voters in democracies began a retreat from supporting established political groupings blaming the free transfer of capital, goods and services across national frontiers for their economic woes.

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PLP agrees to amend rules to let more vote
PLP agrees to amend rules to let more vote

July 26, 2019

THE Progressive Liberal Party has agreed to amend its constitution to significantly increase the number of delegates that could participate and vote in its national conventions, a change that may impact future leadership races.

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Fraud audit - now there's move to act

July 26, 2019

THE Ministry of Public Service issued 'show cause' letters yesterday to ten people implicated in a Department of Education scheme that defrauded the government of $450k, signalling the government has began the process of terminating the employees...

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Defiant Obie takes fight to Mitchell
Defiant Obie takes fight to Mitchell

July 26, 2019

FORMER Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe criticised Senator Fred Mitchell's storied past with the Progressive Liberal Party, suggesting he found it "amazing" that the senator's loyalty to the organisation has not been questioned as both men face off today for the chairmanship of the PLP...

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Davis: I won't let my people down
Davis: I won't let my people down

July 26, 2019

PHILIP "Brave" Davis, Chester Cooper and Robyn Lynes were returned as the Progressive Liberal Party's leader, deputy leader and vice chairman respectively yesterday, as those in the PLP insisted it is a new and improved political organisation ready for a 2022 election victory...

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PLP CONVENTION: Day one
PLP CONVENTION: Day one

July 25, 2019

11.35pm: PLP Deputy Leader Chester Cooper – the final speaker of the night – is joined on stage by Party Leader Philip 'Brave' Davis and supporters. Don't miss Friday's Tribune for the reaction from day one of the PLP Convention...

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Wilchcombe: I will fight for the party

July 25, 2019

Wilchcombe: I will fight for the party...

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PLP CONVENTION: Davis and Cooper returned as leader and deputy
PLP CONVENTION: Davis and Cooper returned as leader and deputy

July 25, 2019

Philip "Brave" Davis and I Chester Cooper have been returned as leader and deputy leader respectively of the Progressive Liberal Party after both were nominated unopposed...

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Davis, Cooper returned as leaders of PLP
Davis, Cooper returned as leaders of PLP

July 25, 2019

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis and Deputy Leader Chester Cooper will remain at the helm of the political party. Both incumbents were unopposed during the nomination exercise at the party's convention at the Melia Nassau Beach resort. With the top posts sealed, [...]

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