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Plp Due To Announce Senate Picks

The new leader of the Opposition, Philip 'Brave' Davis and his wife, Anne-Marie, with former prime minister Perry Christie and Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling at Friday’s swearing-in ceremony. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff

The new leader of the Opposition, Philip 'Brave' Davis and his wife, Anne-Marie, with former prime minister Perry Christie and Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling at Friday’s swearing-in ceremony. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff

By RICARDO WELLS

Tribune Staff Reporter

rwells@tribunemedia.net

THE Progressive Liberal Party is expected to make public its list of its Senate choices today, this as Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis confirmed yesterday that he had concluded his “period of deliberation” and had centred on “the best mix for the legacy and continuance” of the party.

In an interview with The Tribune on Sunday, the Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador MP-elect indicated that he was in the process of notifying the persons who would comprise the Official Opposition’s team in the Senate.

Despite not naming any of the expected appointees directly, Mr Davis said the group would be “eager” to approach business in the Senate on behalf of the PLP.

“I have maintained in recent days that we are hoping to reflect and project what the future holds for this party through our appointment,” the former deputy prime minister stated.

He continued: “We wanted to give Grand Bahama a voice; the issues there need to be addressed and I think we will achieved that with one of our selections.

“Additionally we want the group to be guided by the history and legacy of the party; that will be reflected when we make our announcement this week.

“The other two will, like I said, project what the future of this party will look like as we move to reconstruct this great party.”

The PLP’s Senate caucus will be officially sworn in during a ceremony at Government House on Tuesday.

During a ceremony last Friday, in which he accepted his instruments of appointment to become the new leader of the Official Opposition from Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, Mr Davis dismissed speculation that the PLP is in a state of despair.

He contended rather, that a spirit of “determination and excitement about moving forward” had already begun to resonate amongst officials and supporters.

Mr Davis at the time said that the PLP was poised and ready for “a new beginning” with him at the helm.

The PLP was crushed at the polls on May 10, ushering in the end of the Christie regime.

Of the defeat Mr Davis said on Friday: “Last week’s results should prompt real and thorough self-examination; and indeed that process has already begun. It is a process we intend to undertake unflinchingly with both humility and candour.”

“We do so with a sense of urgency too, because we believe that the values and missions of the Progressive Liberal Party must remain essential and indispensable to our country.

“We are ready to renew the promise of our party for a new generation of activists, servants, supporters and fellow citizens. This process will begin on the ground and extend into every community throughout our country.”

Comments

jackbnimble 1 year, 11 months ago

Let's not start off the si called new generation by putting Fred smith in the senate. That would be a huge misstep. He represents everything that's old and finished about the PLP. If your as@ was voted out take a hint and stay out!

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ohdrap4 1 year, 11 months ago

that would be anew dawn indeed of the plp nominated fred smith to the senate!!!1

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TalRussell 1 year, 11 months ago

Comrade Ohdrap4, Long Island's newest Red MP might be open for some more appointment disappointment?
Seems he's come down with a bad case of the Reheasa Cry Baby Disease....... Sorry Long Islanders to not have voted DNA - but ended up voting for someone with same DNA as Reheasa's.

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ThisIsOurs 1 year, 11 months ago

Brave Davis and Fred Mitchell will be strong opposition voices. Are they the best options...most likely not. But they know how the system works, they will examine any bills that come through and they will make the Minnis administration justify the programs they propose. Governance should never be a cake walk, it should be well thought out and all of the pitfalls examined and planned for. Should Vaugn Miller be Speaker? No. It's a very bad sign (in my opinion) that we don't want anyone questioning us. So I welcome experienced voices to hold the government in check.

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sheeprunner12 1 year, 11 months ago

I will be shocked if Davis nominates "new generation" Senators ..... But it would be a welcome sight if Davis picks some new blood ...... It all depends on who actually decides who the PLP Senators are!!!!! (PGC or Davis)

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Tarzan 1 year, 11 months ago

This is all about who will squeal when the forensic audits come to their door, and who will keep his mouth shut to save higher ups in the party. It is NOTHING about new blood, or any change in the PLP so long as Brave is in charge.

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Truism 1 year, 11 months ago

I really was hoping he would choose Renard Henfield. Oops, I guess PM Minnis beat him to it.

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