NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following the Bahamas election results that returned the Opposition Progressive Liberal Party to power, former Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for North Abaco Hubert Ingraham announced his resignation from the House of Assembly and his return to private life after. Continue reading
NASSAU, BAHAMAS (OAS) – At the invitation of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Organization of American States (OAS) deployed an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM), composed of 12 international observers. This was the first time that the OAS had been invited to observe General Elections in The Bahamas. The OAS/EOM monitored the process in 30 Constituencies and Observers were also present in the country several days before the election. Continue reading
NASSAU, The Bahamas (BIS) – Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes swore in the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie as the fifth Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas during an Appointment Ceremony at Government House, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, one day after the May 7 general election. Continue reading
Nassau, Bahamas – I would first like to congratulate the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, the newly elected Prime Minister and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) for achieving a decisive victory at the polls yesterday. I would like to also congratulate all of the candidates that won their parliamentary seats and all the candidates that contested in the general elections.
I commend the PLP on their accomplishment and now challenge them to meet the arduous challenges ahead because with great success comes an even greater responsibility. Good luck and God speed in your efforts to move our country forward. Continue reading
NASSAU, Bahamas (Associated Press) — Former Bahamian Prime Minister Perry Christie led the main opposition party to victory on Monday, ousting the ruling party in elections dominated by unhappiness over rising crime and joblessness.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who was seeking a second consecutive term, conceded defeat Monday night after exit polls projected a win for the opposition Progressive Liberal Party. Continue reading
The party said it would amend the constitution to limit the powers of the prime minister; enact legislation to limit the length of service of the prime minister to two terms and enact legislation to create a fixed date for elections. Continue reading
A total of 14 independent candidates will contest the 2012 general election. The list of independent candidates is as follows:
|Bains Town and Grants Town||Mario CLARKE|
|Bamboo Town||Craig BUTLER|
|Carmichael||Glen Phillip ROLLE|
|East Grand Bahama||Phillip THOMAS|
C. Rashard AMAHAD
|Exumas & Ragged Island||Regional Smith|
|Garden Hills||Paul David MOSS|
|Mangrove Cay & South Andros||Whitney BASTIAN|
|Marco City||Leslie MINUS|
NASSAU GUARDIAN – The Free National Movement (FNM) last night unveiled Manifesto 2012, pledging among other things to introduce a National Catastrophic Health Insurance Programme within three years, increase the strength of the police force to fight crime and create an ‘opportunity society’, which includes the implementation of a “recovery and growth agenda”.
Download 2012 FNM Manifesto (70 MB)
(RJRNEWSONLINE) – Bahamas will hold general elections next month.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said in a televised address on Tuesday April 10, that his Free National Movement would seek a second consecutive term on the Monday, May 7 elections.
Nomination Day will be on Tuesday, 17 April 2012. Continue reading