Govt. allocates $4.7 million for Parliamentary Department

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  In preparation for the next General Election, the government has allocated $4,700,020 in the 2021/22 fiscal year for the Parliamentary Registration Department. Minister of National Security Marvin Dames, who has responsibility for elections, made the announcement during his contribution to the 2021/2022 budget debates, warning that the current staff complement of the […]

ALMOST THERE: Constituencies commission to complete recommendations on Monday

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Constituencies Commissioner Chairman and Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie said the commission hopes to complete its recommendations on the boundaries on Monday following a final meeting. In an interview at the speaker’s office in the Senate Building, Moultrie acknowledged challenged constituencies such as Golden Isles, which had over 7,134 […]

Davis congratulates parties in debate series; slams FNM’s abstention

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday congratulated the participants of the first National Election Debate series and slammed the Free National Movement (FNM) for its failure to participate. The first installment of the four-part debate series, which is being hosted in collaboration with The University of The Bahamas (UB) […]

MORE AND MORE: Nearly 200,000 registered to vote; more than 500 added in the last month

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The current voters’ register stands at 189,288 voters, with just over 500 voters added to the register since the beginning of April, according to Acting Parliamentary Commissioner Lavado Duncanson. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Duncanson advised that as of May 1, 2021, there were 131,074 voters registered on New Providence; 30,214 on […]

FRUSTRATED: Boundaries commission calls for PM’s intervention in obtaining voter registry stats

Moultrie requests voter statistics before end of week to complete report NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Constituencies Commission Chairman and Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie yesterday asked Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to intervene with statistics from the Parliamentary Registration Department, noting that the commission has been unable to complete its recommendation on the […]

RIGHT TO VOTE?: Prisoners on remand should be able to register to vote, asserts attorney

Munroe: Inmates innocent until proven guilty “but nobody is in the prison registering people to vote” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorney Wayne Munroe, QC, has suggested that individuals on remand at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS) should be given an opportunity to register to vote. In a recent interview with Eyewitness News, Munroe sought […]

BY THE NUMBERS: PLP says it’s “impossible” to have parity with current boundaries

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) is prepared to put forth additional candidates should the Constituencies Commission make changes to the existing boundaries, said PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday. Last week, House Speaker Halson Moultrie, who chairs the commission, advised it is considering recommending additional constituencies to ensure voter parity. Davis insisted […]

DNA ratifies 19 candidates for upcoming election

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) has ratified 19 candidates for the upcoming general election, including its leader, Arinthia Komolafe, who will vie for a seat in Carmichael. The party’s deputy leader, Buscheme Armbrister, will run in Yamacraw and its Chairman Omar Smith in Killarney. The other candidates include: Kino Lockhart for Bains […]

A CRYING SHAME: PLP senator “disheartened” some FNM senators failed to receive nominations

Henfield predicts Cabinet post in next term; says he will be “minister of local government and people empowerment” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Senator Jobeth Coleby-Davis yesterday expressed disappointment and defended Free National Movement (FNM) senators who were “passed over” for seat nominations in the upcoming General Election. In a tongue-in-cheek tone at the beginning of her […]

HEAD-ON: Davis challenges PM to public debate

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday challenged the prime minister to stand ready to debate him on a national stage in the upcoming general election campaign. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the opening of the western MacFit360 gym, Davis reiterated his position on the matter. “I said […]