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Minnis Planning His Second Term

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis.

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis.

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis told jubilant party supporters in Grand Bahama that before retiring he will serve a second term as prime minister. Dr Minnis expressed confidence in his party’s victory at the polls in 2022 at the FNM’s headquarters in Freeport, where he received a resounding welcome on his arrival at a special meeting on Friday evening.

He told those gathered that under his administration Grand Bahama is well on its way to a revival of jobs, and business and entrepreneurial opportunities for Bahamians. “Just before elections before we win the next election taking me into my second term, after which I will retire, and I am certain, you will give these young people the opportunity to carry on. So, GB, let me ask you tonight after I am finished with my second term, will you give my young people the benefit of taking it on,” he shouted.

“Will you support Kwasi Thompson, Michael Pintard, Peter Turnquest, Iram Lewis, Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, Shanandor Cartwright, Frankie Campbell, and Jasmin Dareus? So, I know that in eight years as I depart the scene, I would have left the country in good hands,” Dr Minnis said.

He did not mention Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine, who was the only GB MP not present at the meeting.The prime minister criticized Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave’ Davis and the PLP on their “corrupt legacy” during their governance that was bogged down with scandals and corruption.

“They are no good for Grand Bahama and cannot be allowed back in office,” he said, recalling the controversy at BAMSI concerning contracts that were not tendered, and the uninsured dormitory fire.

The prime minister highlighted several of the new significant developments that are underway in Grand Bahama, including a $10 million medical school, $4 million CGI investment, $2 million GB Power solar plant project, and $100 million Carnival cruise port in East Grand Bahama, among the many business expansions and new businesses that are coming on stream.

“So, GB and FNMs, I ask you tonight what time it is? Whose time is it? Dr Minnis asked the gathering, which replied, “The People’s Time.”

The atmosphere and energy of the meeting took on the tune of a mini-rally, with catchy ‘Roc with Doc’ FNM campaign songs and phrases.

Dr Minnis indicated that the unveiling of the long-awaited Carnival cruise port would play a leading role in the revival of job and business opportunities, and a new spirit for GB.

Admitting that things had bot been easy in Grand Bahama for a long time, the prime minister said they would continue to fight to ensure the success of the island and residents here. He noted that he is aware of the challenges faced by residents, particularly with qualifying for housing.

Dr Minnis indicated that GB has always been a part of the backbone of the FNM. “GB, I love you; I ask you do you love me? Nassau, Inagua, Mayaguana, Acklins, and Crooked Island, Bimini, Eleuthera and Andros, speak for them in the GB, do they love me, and the FNM?”

“We know that it has not been easy; you have been struggling for a long time; we know what you have been going through, but we are fighting for you. Your FNM team in GB is fighting for you, and we will keep fighting for you, and we must fight to keep them blank (PLP) cats out.

“I could have filled in the blank; I won’t fill in the blank. Nassau will fill in blank because they will keep them cats out. Andros will fill in the blank because they will keep them cats out. And Bimini, Eleuthera and MICAL are waiting to fill in the blank because they are using capital letters keeping those capital cats out.

He said that PLPs are desperate for power and to get their hands around, on, and in the cookie jar. “They (the PLP) don’t mean you well. Things are getting better for you GB; the tide is turning. The GB revival has begun and will get even better. We will not rest until there is a new day for you and all Bahamians,” he said.

Comments

TalRussell 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Yes, or no worst still than a comrade PM's definition he roadie creole translator Frankie be's one we Colony of Out Islands in-waiting youth leaders for 2027, it's when Minnis put KP in charge of colony's arithmetic, Yes, no - not meaning be vulgar but just can't make these two red clowns up - likes two contemptible faces bouncing front you down Bay Street on Junkanoo day, sketched each side ass holes cheeks.

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ThisIsOurs 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I wish he'd take a few minutes to plan the first one

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birdiestrachan 1 month, 3 weeks ago

doc is looking for LOVE in the wrong places. may the good Lord spare the Bahamian people another term of doc,

Grand Bahama is good to the FNM. perhaps that is why they are going no place fast.

The question how many times does the GBPA sell the same property that they have taken from poor people who were unable to pay the high service charges which include a 60% VAT increase.

Doc is a masterful liar. he lies then puts those lies behind him and tell some new lies.

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FreeportFreddy 1 month, 3 weeks ago

"lies and then puts those lies behind him and tell some new lies"

Sounds like the PLP game book to me!

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John 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Well Marvin Dames and several others will definitely not see the walls of parliament again. Not only are police beating and killing innocent men under his watch. They are now beating and violating the women. And using water boarding, smothering and other torture techniques that are outlawed even against prisoners of war. And Minnis, too, sits in his high chair and allows it. Time for all innocent victims of these crimes to ban together and bring a class action lawsuit against the Minister of National Security, The Commissioner of Police and individual officers who can be identified as participating in these atrocities that are now at the highest level in the history of the Bahamas.

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joeblow 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Stroke, heart attack, traffic accident, many unforeseen events can spare us from a second term nightmare!

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TheMadHatter 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I guess Freeport people love unemployment - and here i was feeling sorry for them. Silly me, i must be madd.

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Well_mudda_take_sic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Just what is it about the phrase "one and done" that he does not understand? LMAO

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sheeprunner12 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Minnis professes to be a Roman Catholic ........ he better read what happened to that pompous rich fool who planned without acknowledging the Great Planner.

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DDK 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Trump must be Doc's mentor!

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joeblow 1 month, 3 weeks ago

... at least Trump is putting, people to work, growing the economy and trying to fight illegal immigration!

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sheeprunner12 1 month, 3 weeks ago

How can you compare the two?????? ....... Doc is the antithesis of a reality show boss ........ This man is a cold calculating surgeon, for Christ's sake.

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Well_mudda_take_sic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't let him cut me or a member of my family.

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TalRussell 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Yes, or no ma comrade HawksbillFreddy, don't likes typical Minnis, KP and Carl Wilshire's phasing on any we colony of Out Islands campaign stopovers, wait for them land on next Out Island, yes, no?

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licks2 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Yes. . .I put my money on him doing it again. . . THE PEANUT GALLERY TALKING LIKE A BUNCH OF MAD BLACK WOMEN. . . I GUESS THE PM DONE "DO THEM RIGHT IN" . . . the wise thing to do when around this place is watch what these jokers them do. . .THEN LOOK THE OTHER WAY FOR A SOLUTION. . .THESE ARE USUALLY TALKING OPPOSITE TO WHAT THEY SEE AS REALITY. THE THING ABOUT ALL OF IT IS NOT BECASUE THEY ARE JUST DUMB. . .BUT RATHER I BELIEVE THAT YINNA JUST CAN'T BE HONEST WITH WHAT YINNA REALLY SEE WHEN IT COMES TO POLITICS. . .SO WHEN ALL YINNA ""CROWD UP ON ONE OPINION" . . .COMMON SENSE AND REALITY IS ON THE OTHER SIDE. . .IT IS OPPOSIT TO WHAT THESE JOKERS THEM SAY!!

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