SOME of the Bahamas' wealthiest individuals, including 56 millionaires, are
battling to become MPs in the General Election.
Financial disclosures submitted for 133 candidates show a vast range of
backgrounds, from the super rich to candidates who declared no salary.
Bain and Grants Town candidate Rodney Moncur includes in his assets
breakdown property such the New Oxford Dictionary, worth $500 and more than
25 trees, including six banana trees and four almond trees at $250.
Mr Moncur, a taxi driver, records a salary of $60 per week. His net worth is
Rival contender Dr Bernard Nottage declared a net worth of $8.18 million in
Minister of Health and Killarney FNM candidate Dr Hubert Minnis has a net
worth of $10.9 million.
DNA leader Branville McCartney is the wealthiest party leader, with a
declared net worth of $6.5 million.
Prime Minister and FNM leader Hubert Ingraham declared $1.9 million while
PLP leader Perry Christie declared a net worth of $2 million.