2021 ELECTION FAQS: List of polling divisions

Please note that each constituency has a corresponding set of polling division sites at which registered constituents must cast their ballot. Voters can refer to their voter’s card for their assigned polling division number. All polling stations open at 8am. NEW PROVIDENCE Bain & Grants Town Polling division 1: University of The Bahamas, University Drive […]

A MATTER OF CHARACTER: Davis slams PM’s premature declaration of “win” in advance poll

Davis asks Minnis: Why hasn’t Ingraham endorsed you yet? NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis on Monday hit out against Minnis over comments made about the advance polls — where some 19,000 voters were registered on New Providence, Grand Bahama and overseas. Minnis claimed during two Free National Movement (FNM) […]

Zonta Club of New Providence bids “good luck” to women candidates in upcoming election

NASSAU, Bahamas — The Zonta Club of New Providence (ZCNP) has extended well wishes to all women candidates across the various political parties as they vie for a spot in Parliament in the upcoming general election. One day ahead of Election Day, the ZCNP threw its support behind every woman candidate who has made the […]

2021 ELECTION FAQS: List of candidates and constituencies

NEW PROVIDENCE Bain & Grants Town Travis Robinson (Free National Movement) Wayde Watson (Progressive Liberal Party) Kino Lockhart (Democratic National Alliance) Donna Dorsett-Major (Coalition of Independents) Brenda Harris-Pinder (United Coalition) Michelle Malcolm (Grand Commonwealth Party)     Bamboo Town Renward Wells (Free National Movement) Patricia Deveaux (Progressive Liberal Party) Omar Smith (Democratic National Alliance) Maria Daxon […]

IT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED: Energy concerns can’t be “bottom of the barrel”, warns Chamber exec

Deal says multiple administrations have failed to adequately handle the issue “We often only think about electricity when it’s either off or the bill comes” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — This nation needs to “stop pretending” and get serious about addressing its energy concerns, a Bahamas Chamber of Commerce executive said yesterday, warning that it can no […]

PROTECT VOTING INTEGRITY: PLP pens letter to PRD about alleged errors in advance polling process

“We again repeat the need for two election agents to protect the integrity of the voting process” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy National Coordinator of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Valentine Grimes yesterday issued a letter to Acting Parliamentary Commissioner Lavado Duncanson regarding alleged irregularities found in Thursday’s advance polling process.  In his letter, Grimes claimed […]

“THEY ARE THE CRISIS”: Davis accuses FNM of employing “voter suppression tricks”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday accused the Free National Movement (FNM) of suppressing votes as the country heads into a general election, asserting that “a lot of Bahamians who want to vote aren’t going to be able to.” “Everywhere I go, and it doesn’t matter where — if […]

“DEMOCRATIC RIGHT”: Wells suggests quarantined and COVID-positive Bahamians will be allowed to vote

“We are treating everybody who comes to the polls as if they are COVID-positive” Cooper slams Wells’ response as “typical” of FNM NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Health Renward Wells suggested the government could follow similar guidelines utilized by the United States during its November 2020 election in accommodating quarantined and COVID-positive voters at the […]

“MOST UNCONSTITUTIONAL”: Speaker slams govt over lack of policy for quarantined voters

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie said yesterday that while he respects the health authorities and their views on the management of the coronavirus pandemic, the law has no provisions to deny registered voters the right to vote. “I don’t think any person should be disenfranchised who is willing and […]

STANDING DOWN: PLP does not intend to delay voting despite multiple concerns with electoral process

“We will do nothing to stop or prevent the people from exercising their right to vote beginning tomorrow and then next week” Party threatens legal action again, this time over symbol on ballots NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Despite unresolved concerns regarding the electoral process, Deputy Election Coordinator for the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Valentine Grimes said […]

MAKE IT AN ACT: Consultant urges incoming administration to enact small business legislation

“We don’t need anything ad hoc; we need a strategic plan for small business development” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A well-known small business consultant and advocate said yesterday that his organization plans to push for the enactment of a Small Business Act and a National Development Plan for SMEs with the incoming administration. Mark A Turnquest, […]

LET MY VOTERS GO: PLP threatens legal action over quarantined and COVID-positive voters

Gomez: Confirm within 36 hours you will not prevent any registered voter who is quarantined or COVID-positive from voting or face litigation  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on Monday threatened legal action against the government should registered voters in quarantine or isolation not be allowed to vote. In a letter addressed to […]

“NO WALK IN THE PARK”: Former DNA leader says incoming govt has unpopular decisions to make

“Any party believing that after this election it’s going to be a bed of roses is mistaken” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Businessman and former Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney said yesterday that the incoming administration will have to make some very unpopular decisions, warning Bahamians to brace themselves for direct or indirect tax increases.  […]