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Plp Convention May Face Another Delay

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Leader of the Opposition Philip ‘Brave’ Davis. Photo: Terrel W. Carey/Tribune Staff

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Staff Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

THE Progressive Liberal Party’s convention may be postponed again, party leaders suggested yesterday.

The convention is expected in May, but PLP leader Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday the anticipated dates may have been lost “because the hotel is indicating they may have not found the three consecutive days for the convention.”

PLP chairman Fred Mitchell later told The Tribune it is not yet certain the convention will happen in May, with party officials searching for a venue.

The PLP’s convention was previously scheduled for November 14, 15 and 16 of 2018. However, financial problems, typical for opposition parties, prompted the event to be postponed, according to the Tribune’s sources.

Asked yesterday about paying for the upcoming convention, Mr Davis said: “Fundraising for the Progressive Liberal Party has always been a challenge but I think we will meet those challenges whenever we fix a date for the convention.”

The PLP’s constitution mandates it has a convention every year. So far, no one has publicly declared an intention to challenge Mr Davis for leadership of the party. The Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador MP said: “I don’t discourage ambition at all and there will be the opportunity to challenge (me).”

Last week The Tribune reported that longtime PLP MP Leslie Miller hopes to run on the party’s ticket in 2022, though some candidates committee members like former cabinet minister George Smith insist the party should not run candidates who previously lost except in exceptional circumstances.

“I’ve heard what each have said and their comments will be taken into consideration in our deliberations going forward,” Mr Davis said yesterday.

He added: “The overarching goal for me as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party is to ensure that the party has the vision, image and message to assure victory in the next general election. The components necessary to assure that victory will be what I engage and put in place. Insofar as candidates are concerned, they will have to fall within that overarching goal that we need to win and persons who will be offering themselves and deemed fit and proper candidates will be people who will add to that message of winning the next election.”

Comments

HonestTruth 6 months, 1 week ago

The convention is expected in May, but PLP leader Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday the anticipated dates may have been lost “because the hotel is indicating they may have not found the three consecutive days for the convention.”

This is the lamest excuse ever, because the hotel can’t find 3 consecutive days for a convention? Why does the convention have to be held at a hotel, there are many other accommodation that can be made to host a convention.

I suspect the real reason is that the PLP has gone broke and can’t fund an annual convention, their party donors were all benefiting from fat government contracts for many years, and now that the gravy train has stopped, the PLP and their funding continues to slowly dwindle away. I expect their next convention to be held around elections, such a jokey and corrupt organization.

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TheMadHatter 6 months, 1 week ago

Yall ga let Sears speak at Convention PRIOR TO ANY VOTING this time? Or ya wanna lose the next election too?

Davis says here about ambition - but (and know full well what happened to Sears last time) - failed to specifically state whether anyone who challenges him will be 1) Allowed to speak at Convention PRIOR to voting; 2) Be given the names and contact info of ALL of the zillions of delegates so that he/she can speak with them in an attempt to persuade their allegiance.

????? Probably not. If you challenge, keep your duct tape handy.

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joeblow 6 months, 1 week ago

If the party leadership does not sever its ties with the old guard once and for all, including removing Davis as party leader, they WILL NOT have a chance to win the next election!

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sheeprunner12 6 months, 1 week ago

Why spend money on pomp and pageantry of a 3-day convention? ........ One day is quite sufficient to meet and deal with party matters ....... No need for TV air time etc. ..... Have to find an effective new team to lead the PLP into the next election - preferably a team not including any of Perry's former Cabinet members ........ Other than that, the PLP is not serious.

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licks2 6 months ago

He is afraid of Alfred Sears. . .Sears has hit the talking circuit recently. . .Davis een gat the kind of head Sears has. . .

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Well_mudda_take_sic 6 months ago

And you of course would be only too happy to see our country led by a PM who is a de facto business partner of the two main numbers bosses, namely King Sebas of Lucky Charms and Prince Craig of Flowers Galore. As if Minnis's cozy relationship with these two racketeering thugs and their corrupt criminal enterprises isn't enough! LMAO

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licks2 6 months ago

THAT HOLE IN YA HEAD IS LEAKING AGAIN. . .spouting mindless chili beans. . . mental pop tarts. Mr. Sears is just a smart man. . .I suggest that you read his contributions in the public papers or attend one of his lectures at UB. . .his friends has nothing to do with his intellect. . .I know he is a PLP. . .but he is smart in my book. . .go figure!! I een like you. . .politics don't cement me to the ground. . .I try to call it as I see it!!

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