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) […]

BACK IN THE GAME: Wilchcombe wins committee nod for Bimini

Former MP “determined to continue the work I’ve started” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe won the unofficial vote as the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) candidate nominee for the Bimini constituency in the upcoming general election. At the PLP’s Bimini Constituency Committee, Wilchcombe received 94 votes against four other aspiring candidates. He […]

LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD: Mitchell says PM not fighting fair in campaigning

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell has suggested the prime minister is using the coronavirus emergency orders to impede political campaigns as we get closer to the upcoming general election. Mitchell pointed to reports that a recent political motorcade was reportedly granted permission to take place in South Andros. “The PLP […]

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 […]

Mitchell: No decision yet on PLP convention

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell said yesterday that the party has yet to make a decision on whether it will cancel its annual convention. Mitchell told Eyewitness News that the party’s leadership council is not able to convene during the coronavirus pandemic. “When it does, I’m sure that will be […]

Mitchell: PM’s warning over lockdown an “idle threat”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell charged today that the prime minister’s about-turn on the lockdown of the country came as a result from an impending revolt from businessmen and residents throughout the country Yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced the reopening of commercial activity with certain restrictions on August […]

“Force an election” — says PLP Chairman

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell yesterday blamed the prime minister for the chaotic scenes that played out throughout New Providence as droves of shoppers queued in lines for essential services. After announcing an immediate full lockdown for New Providence on Monday, Prime Minister Dr.  Hubert Minnis reversed the decision yesterday, […]

Opposition threatens legal action against accounting firm and FNM

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman, Senator Fred Mitchell on Sunday revealed that Ernst and Young (EU), the accounting firm who conducted the scathing Water and Sewerage audit “should be warned that the legal consequences of this sloppy report will be substantial.” Senator Mitchell said the PLP’s lawyers are looking at this matter with a view […]

PLP Parliametarians stand in solidarity

Boycott to continue until MP returned to parliament Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) members of Parliament and party senators will boycott their respective chambers until Englerston MP, Glenys Hanna Martin, is allowed to return to the House of Assembly, PLP Leader, Brave Davis, announced Tuesday. At a press conference at PLP headquarters, Davis said he attempted […]