11.12pm: With the cry of “PLP! PLP! PLP!” Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna Martin brings the night's speeches to an end. Don't miss Thursday's Tribune for full coverage and reaction from night two of the PLP Convention.
11.10pm: She says the PLP is on a committed course on behalf of the Bahamian people.
11.07pm: Mrs Hanna Martin says four doppler radars will help weather coverage in the Bahamas.
11.06pm: She says Bahamians are becoming global players in their own right in global maritime trade.
11.04pm: The minister is now talking about a focus on the maritime industry and training.
11.02pm: She says that a full and comprehensive public transport system is on the way for New Providence.
11.00pm: Mrs Hanna Martin is now speaking on the issue of flight fees.
10.55pm: She is now talking about improvements in transport and aviation - saying the implications for growth are “incredible”.
10.50pm: She says “we have worked hard” and “much has been achieved” by this government despite many challenges.
10.45pm: Mrs Hanna Martin says she wants to encourage all people to be aware of “old tricks”. She says good news often becomes controversial.
10.40pm: She says she was always deeply inspired by the philosophy of the Progressive Liberal Party.
10.38pm: The final speaker of the night, Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna Martin has taken to the stage.
10.22pm: Dr Gomez says NHI Bahamas will promote a stronger economy.
10.20pm: He talks of improvements to come at public clinics and an appointment system to reduce lines.
A number of doctors “are ready and willing to sign up for NHI Bahamas”.
“This is not about politics, but good policy.”
10.15pm: Dr Gomez talks of a strong and efficient health care system “that listens to you”.
He encourages all residents to register and receive their new NIB smart card.
10.10pm: Minister of Health Dr Perry Gomez is at the podium. He says NHI will give health its own budget. He adds that NHI means all people will get the health services they require without the fear of financial ruin.
10.00pm: After a lively speech from Fred Mitchell, Central and South Abaco candidate Eva Bain is speaking.
9.55pm: Mr Mitchell says “I am a Burma Road baby, we are all the children of Burma Road”.
9.55pm: He thanks those working home and abroad for Immigration for making their achievements possible.
9.53pm: The Minister says Fred Smith can take his apology and “shove it” . . . and if he wasn't on “this platform” he would tell him “where to shove it”.
He's now hitting out at Save the Bays.
He says the Immigration Dept will revoke the permits of those abusing Bahamian workers.
The Immigration force “will be tripled” to 900 members.
9.45pm: Mr Mitchell hits out at Fred Smith for his recent comments at a meeting of the Coral Beach Condominium Association - and plays a recording of comments. Mr Mitchell refers to Fred Smith's apology and says The Tribune has asked him to apologise - but “Hell will freeze over” before he does.
9.40pm: The convention will now hear from Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell.
9.20pm: Deputy Speaker in the House of Assembly Dion Smith takes to the stage with an excited group of supporters.
9.15pm: The Minister says local government is the most effective form of governance for Family Island communities.
9.10pm: Mrs Strachan thanks her Sea Breeze constituents for their support.
She says “let's move forward and do it together”.
She adds that her portfolio allows her to experience the wonder and rich beauty of the Bahamas.
She says she is proud of a project to establish the Bahamas as a centre for financial services.
9.05pm: Now the convention hears from Minister of Financial Services and Local Government Hope Strachan.
8.57pm: Cleola Hamilton, MP for South Beach, is at the podium. She talks about development work done in her constituency - including roads and schools.
8.45pm: The Minister now gives a rundown of investments in education. He says the objective of these investments is to “build and empower our people”.
He says “it has been the greatest honour to do this work in education”.
8.40pm: He asks the crowd “do you believe in our children the way I believe in our children?”
He says the country's future growth will be linked and is dependent on the University of the Bahamas.
8.35pm: Mr Fitzgerald is now talking about scholarships for public school students. He says scholarship investment has doubled since 2011.
8.32pm: And now, Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald is on the stage. He says “tonight we reflect on two words from the party's theme: Build and Empower”. He adds that all of the heavy lifting gets done under the PLP. “That's what happens when you have leaders like the Right Honourable Prime Minister Perry Christie.”
8.27pm: He pays tribute to Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald. Now a short film about is being shown about the Summer Bridging Programme.
8.25pm: He says the PLP believes in young people.
8.20pm: The first speaker tonight is the party's candidate for Marco City, Norris Bain.
8.10pm: Night two of the PLP Convention gets underway with the National Anthem.
6.25pm: As we await tonight's events, this photo gallery (left) shows some highlights from last night at the Melia.
1.40pm: Prime Minister Perry Christie and former Attorney General Alfred Sears have both been nominated for the post of Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) leader during a closed-door nomination process at the second day of the governing party’s convention.
Some time after noon on Wednesday, Mr Christie was nominated by Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe, which was seconded by Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald. Mr Sears, the PLP’s candidate for Ft Charlotte, was nominated by a member of the Ft Charlotte branch, which was seconded by Leonard Archer.
Philip “Brave” Davis, Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador MP, was nominated uncontested for the post of deputy leader while Bradley Roberts was also uncontested for chairman.
Mr Davis was nominated by Minister of Grand Bahama Dr Michael Darville, which was seconded by Laura Williams.