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Nomination Day: As It Happened

DNA Leader Branville McCartney, Prime Minister Perry Christie and FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis arrive in their constituencies for Nomination Day.

DNA Leader Branville McCartney, Prime Minister Perry Christie and FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis arrive in their constituencies for Nomination Day.

Today is Nomination Day and tribune242.com will bring you all the highlights as candidates nominate for their constituencies surrounded by supporters, flags and motorcades . . .

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Greg Burrows arrives in Bamboo Town.

9.30am: Greg Burrows arrived just after 9am in Bamboo Town with about 40 supporters clad in gold shirts. They marched from nearby Gamble Heights.

9.55am: Mr Burrows says he feels confident he will be the next Member of Parliament for Bamboo Town, despite being the newcomer. He added that his resumé speaks for itself.

10.10am: FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has arrived at HO Nash Jr High School to officially nominate.

10.20am: PLP Marathon candidate Jerome Fitzgerald showed no signs of being affected by today's headlines, as he danced his way through his constituency.

10.30am:

10.35am:

10.40am: John 'Chippie' Chipman, the grandfather of FNM Centreville candidate Reece Chipman, has come out in support of Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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Prime Minister Perry Christie in Centreville this morning.

10.45am: At his Centreville constituency, Prime Minister Perry Christie dodged questions regarding Jerome Fitzgerald and Baha Mar.

11.05am: Jerome Fitzgerald stays calm amid Baha Mar allegations - full story HERE

11.10am: Reneika Knowles is officially nominated as the PLP candidate for Killarney - after a slight delay with the verification of the signatories on her nomination papers.

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DNA Leader Branville McCartney with his supporters.

11.20am: DNA Leader and Bamboo Town candidate Branville McCartney arrived in the constituency with a motorcade and Junkanoo rush out.

11.25am: This receipt (right) was posted on Loretta Butler-Turner's Facebook page. She has nominated and is officially no longer a member of the FNM.

Comments

Alex_Charles 4 months ago

Buffoonery at it's finest

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DDK 4 months ago

Part of a democracy. Be grateful we still have one (or what's left of it).

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Alex_Charles 4 months ago

I was referring to Fitzgerald dancing like a jackass. Knowing fully well what hit the paper today.

I should have been more specific.

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Sickened 4 months ago

Little Africa! What a disgrace... especially Jerome acting like a waped out homeless bum.

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birdiestrachan 4 months ago

Happy people dance and sing. It is a good thing perhaps more Bahamians should try it and there will be less crime,

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themessenger 4 months ago

Yeah Bird Shit, was you dancing and singing this morning when another low life like you was killing that man right on the doorstep of our tourist industry, don't worry, be happy, right?

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sheeprunner12 4 months ago

LBT has sealed her fate ............ She had a little motorcade from her HQ .......... But this is the end of her political career .......... The Gay Boy had a pretty little motorcade as well ....... But this is the Peoples' Time ................. Adrian Gibson and the FNM will win by a landslide in Long Island

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jackbnimble 4 months ago

I see Bernie flew in for the photo op. Wondering if she's heading back out tomorrow. BOL!!

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DDK 4 months ago

Fitzgerald looks like he's trying to rake in more millions!

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hallmark 4 months ago

What I would like to know is how so many people get time off to attend these nomination events. I know you need a certain amount of signatures, but don't these people work?

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hallmark 4 months ago

Also, why don't they change the law so that the nomination fee is not returned? The treasury always broke, so why can't it keep all of that money instead of refunding those who get a certain amount of votes, especially to mostly rich people, or people who will soon be rich.

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sheeprunner12 4 months ago

175 candidates X $400.00 = $70,000 .......... But the election is going to cost the Treasury at least $3 or $4 million ........... That is why the nomination fee should have been a non-refundable fee of at least $1,000.00 ......... We are still using out-dated government fees that do not reflect the cost of public financing and budgeting ............. And there are still no campaign financing laws to track the REAL cost of elections on the Treasury ......... A conservative guess would be at least $200 million

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