Posts Tagged ‘Bahamian Politics’


Remarks at PLP Rally by Chester Cooper, Exumas and Ragged Island MP, PLP Deputy Leader

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Remarks at PLP Rally, Chester Cooper, Exumas and Ragged Island MP, PLP Deputy Leader  February 15, 2018:

It’s incredible to be here tonight to see so many PLPs who will stand up for what is right!

I hope that today, in the aftermath of what went down in the House of Assembly yesterday, Bahamians of political persuasions can see that democracy and due process are under assault in this country.

The four members of the opposition went to Parliament in attempt to do something extremely straightforward – have the speaker of the House of Assembly removed for his complete lack of impartiality and flagrant abuse of the rules of the House...

Statement by the Leader of the Opposition on the No Confidence motion against the Speaker of the House

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Statement by the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis:

Today we bring the case of Halson Moultrie before this Parliament and ask the House to condemn his behaviour for the following acts:

Count one - A statement made to the House on 7 February in response to we do not know what;

Count Two - The unlawful, wrongful, capricious, arbitrary and disproportionate suspension of the Member of Parliament for Englerston on   31 January...

PLP Statement from the Office of the Leader of the Opposition – In support of Glenys Hanna-Martin

Monday, February 12th, 2018

The Speaker of the Honourable House of Assembly  has by his recent conduct and utterances  lowered the  standards  of our Parliament and has abused the  authority of the Chair.

On January 31st, the Speaker named and suspended me from the House  contrary to the Rules and further  refused me access to the House.

DNA: All eyes are on the Bahamian Parliament

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

A Speaker should maintain his neutrality in all deliberations within the precinct of the Honourable House of Assembly. It is a tenet of our parliamentary democracy that the holder of this esteemed position must always leave his or her politics out of comments made and make a conscious effort at employing diplomacy in his or her utterances.

The Speaker is the chief mediator in parliamentary debates and ought not to engage in personal attacks.  Based on the events of the past week, it appears that the Honourable Speaker does not fully understand his role and the gravity of the position he holds. It is further disappointing that the Speaker has doubled down on his unfortunate statements...

PLP Statement from The Office of the Opposition Spokesman on Immigration

Sunday, February 11th, 2018
Statement from The Office of the Opposition Spokesman On Immigration
On The Rony Jean Case 11 February 2018:
 
The PLP is heartened by the fact that the Government refused to enter into a consent order with Attorney Fred Smith Q C in the matter of the case of Rony Jean. The case should be prosecuted to the Privy Council level...

DNA: Political Games vs. Hurting Bahamians

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

I, like the rest of the country was disgusted by the display of our country’s elected officials in the halls of Parliament on Wednesday. The hallowed halls of democracy became nothing more than a sandbox fight between two petulant, childish “political gangs”. In addition to an all-out assault on our democratic process we, as a people witnessed the day that our duly elected officials abandoned their duties in favor of participation in a petty political soap opera, to which the world had a front row seat. But we’ve seen this before in the last PLP administration. More evidence which confirms what the DNA said in the run up to the last election.  They are two sides of the same coin...

DNA: Political Games vs. Hurting Bahamians

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

I, like the rest of the country was disgusted by the display of our country’s elected officials in the halls of Parliament on Wednesday. The hallowed halls of democracy became nothing more than a sandbox fight between two petulant, childish “political gangs”. In addition to an all-out assault on our democratic process we, as a people witnessed the day that our duly elected officials abandoned their duties in favor of participation in a petty political soap opera, to which the world had a front row seat. But we’ve seen this before in the last PLP administration. More evidence which confirms what the DNA said in the run up to the last election.  They are two sides of the same coin...

Statement from the Progressive Liberal Party on the withdrawal of PLP Senators from Senate proceedings

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

From The Office of the Leader of Opposition Business in The Senate On Withdrawal of the PLP Senators from Senate proceedings:

In accordance with the announced position of the Leader of the PLP on Sunday 4th February 2019, the Senators representing the Progressive Liberal Party withdrew from the Senate's proceedings this morning and will not return until the Members of Parliament of the PLP are reinstated in their rightful place in the House of Assembly...

Press Statement from Mrs. Miriam Reckley-Emmanuel FNM MP for MICAL

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

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On Wednesday, February 7th I made certain statements in the House of Assembly in support of respect for authority which were taken totally out of context and misunderstood. While I will not repeat this unfortunate analogy, I want the record to reflect that I Miriam Reckley-Emmanuel MP MICAL do not condone domestic violence or any type of violence in any way shape or form...

DNA on comments made by the Member of Parliament for MICAL, Mrs. Miriam Emmanuel

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Comments made by the Member of Parliament for MICAL, Mrs. Miriam Emmanuel, were unfortunate and disheartening. Our disappointment is exacerbated by the fact that her statements appear to have been premeditated and carefully thought out prior to delivery. The Bahamian people watched with dismay as no Member of Parliament present during the delivery condemned or distanced themselves from the insensitive statements.

The trend that is developing in the Bahamian Parliament which trivializes the serious epidemic of domestic violence is alarming and further demonstrates that there is much work to be done in our society to address this social ill...