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Henfield ‘Deceptive’ In Pursuit Of Selfish Interests - Roberts

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts.

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts.

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Ranard Henfield is pictured with Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of the Bahamas, as he is sworn in as a Senator. Photo: Shawn Hanna

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Staff Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

BRADLEY Roberts labelled We March organiser Ranard Henfield “deceptive” yesterday following the activist’s appointment to the Senate by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis on Monday.

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) chairman said Mr Henfield never cared about protecting the environment or good governance.

“It was always about the deceitful manipulation of the Bahamian people in a dishonest pursuit of selfish political interests, nothing more, nothing less,” he noted in a statement released yesterday.

“The sad reality is that the Bahamian people are now saddled with a person or persons of the ilk of Ranard Henfield who will legislate laws and formulate policies to govern the very same people he deceived just months ago under the guises of nationalism and patriotism.”

Mr Henfield has come under fire for accepting the Senate position after describing We March as apolitical and after saying he would not accept a political post. His decision has been cheered by some, however, who believe he can better effect change as a member of the government than had he remained outside it.

Mr Henfield told reporters on Monday that despite the appointment from Dr Minnis, he has not joined the Free National Movement (FNM) and would lead a march against the new administration “if necessary”. He pointed out to reporters that although he endorsed Dr Minnis prior to the general election, he never endorsed the FNM. Critics, however, questioned whether there is a difference.

Mr Roberts also said yesterday that Mr Henfield was a surrogate for the environmental group Save the Bays, although he provided no evidence to substantiate the claim.

“After the first event by ‘We March’, the organisation ran out of steam and the public was able to see that ‘We March’ had no substance, but was a political front for the FNM,” he said.

“I am satisfied that Henfield was used as a front by Save the Bays to attack the PLP government and was rewarded with a Senate appointment by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis. The real leader of ‘We March’ is attorney John Henry Bostwick Jr but (he) was unable to accept the nomination due to his conviction of illegal possession of ammunition,” Mr Roberts alleged.

Comments

themessenger 3 years ago

Strange, but I don't seem to recall Mr. Roberts having issues with the lunatic Rodney "food toting" Moncur's senate appointment or Roberts and Christie being seen crease up with him during the run up to the election. Whats the beef Brad, y'all scared Henfield more than a match for Mitchell? We March was an overwhelming success and served to polarize many undecided voters, but typical of you to vilify everything that is honorable and uplifting for many Bahamians while condoning and glorifying the despicable conduct of the likes of Gibson and Fitzgerald just to name a couple. Oh, I forgot that's know as honor among thieves, my bad. Notice your buddy Nygaard ain't doing to good with his legal actions either, the Florida Court tell him carry his ass back to the Bahamas where I'm certain he'll receive a suitable reception in due course for his vexatious demands on the Courts; many of your "honorable" associates will also in the days to come no doubt have their day in the sun, long may they roast.

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licks2 3 years ago

MR ROBERTS PLEASE GO AWAY. . .DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WE REJECTED YOU TOO. . .ALONG WITH MR. CHRISTIE?

WE DO HATE YOU VERY MUCH SIR. . .WE HATE HEARING YOUR VOICE!! GWAAAY. . .THE MORE YOU TALK THE MORE WE HATE THE PLP. . .YOU ARE THE REMINDER TO WHY WE "MUDERIZED" YA PARTY ON MAY 10. . .ENOUGH FROM YOU ALREADY. . .SIR!!

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Economist 3 years ago

Be assured that this is the standard PLP response which is to try to villify whoever shows the PLP up by doing something good or to deflect the attention from something that the PLP is not doing or ought not be doing.

Get used to it as it will be going on for the next five years.

The secret is to ignore it politely. They can't stand that.

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SP 3 years ago

Bradley Gargoyle Roberts...Tales From Da Crypt

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truetruebahamian 3 years ago

Bradley Roberts is the north end of a south-bound donkey!

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