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Five More Dna Candidates Named

By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net FIVE new Democratic National Alliance (DNA) candidates were unveiled yesterday at a street meeting on Kemp Road, bringing the total number of confirmed DNA contenders for the 2012 general election to 35. In keeping with the party's commitment to running a full slate of "qualified candidates", the DNA said it would reveal its final three hopefuls this weekend in Grand Bahama. "The party was the first to ratify and begin announcing its candidates, who represent the framework of Bahamian society, including certified accountants, former athletes, taxi drivers, musicians, unionists, entrepreneurs, college professors, architects, an entertainment mogul, an Oxford graduate, a Howard University graduate, a food vendor, attorneys, CEOs and general managers of major Bahamian companies," said a DNA press statement. Introduced at the party's meeting were: Dr Madeline Sawyer, who will run in Southern Shores; Delano Munroe, for the MICAL constituency; Rozanna Prodesta Moore, for the Killarney constituency; George Taylor Jr, for North Eleuthera, and Mark Humes who will be running in Fort Charlotte. Dr Sawyer is a New Providence native and a certified lawyer and surgeon. Dr Sawyer is the founder of the I Am Smart Foundation, a non-profit organisation designed to the educate and eradicate teenage pregnancy in the Bahamas, and is also the co-founder of the Zonta Club of Nassau and the Zonta Club of New Providence. Born in New Providence, Delano Munroe recently obtained his law degree from the University of London external programme. Mr Munroe has a history of dedicated service to youth programmes, including serving as a youth officer assigned to the Youth Enterprise Department at the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture, and also serving as programme manager for Junior Achievement Bahamas, a position he has held for more than 10 years. Wife and mother of four Rozanna Prodesta Moore has an associates degree in paralegal studies, and is completing a Bachelors in Business from the University of West Indies open campus. Mrs Moore is the president and CEO of a non-profit organisation Urban Youth Development Centre, which provides youth development and empowerment training programmes. George Taylor Jr is a former Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer. He earned a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Warren National University in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Mr Taylor owns Taylor's Electrical & Mechanical Co, which he opened in 1992. Mark Humes is the DNA chairman and asst professor in the English Studies department at the College of the Bahamas. Mr Humes has Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and English from Morehouse College, in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Master of Arts degree in African American literature and theory from the University of Puerto Rico. On his return home, Mr Humes worked as a reporter for The Tribune. According to the DNA statement, the three candidates for Marco City, Central Grand Bahama and East Grand Bahama, will be announced this weekend.

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