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Plp: Putting Arthur Hanna On The $100 Bill Was Our Idea

Former Governor General and Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Dion Hanna.

Former Governor General and Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Dion Hanna.

THE Progressive Liberal Party said the plan to place the image of Arthur Hanna on the Bahamian $100 bill was the idea of the previous Christie administration.

This came after Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced on Tuesday that the face of the former Governor General and Deputy Prime Minister will replace that of Queen Elizabeth II on the $100 bill starting next year.

The PLP accused the Free National Movement of trying to take credit for its work. “I spoke to our leader the Hon Philip Davis last evening and to the former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie last evening,” PLP chairman Fred Mitchell said in a press release. “Both confirmed that the decision to put the image of Arthur Hanna on the 100 dollar note was one taken by our previous PLP Cabinet. This has now been confirmed in a public statement by the Central Bank.

“If the Minnis administration wanted to be brave, they should have announced the removal of Stafford Sands from the $10 bill and its replacement with the image of Dame Doris Johnson. In typical fashion the FNM and Dr Minnis are seeking credit for the PLP’s work. Shame on them.”

On Tuesday, Central Bank Governor John Rolle tweeted that the new $100 note was “five years in the making” and a “well deserved” tribute to Mr Hanna. A statement from the Central Bank dated August 10 said since 2016, the institution had worked alongside the government to design a new $100 note with Mr Hanna’s image. The bank said had Mr Hanna still been alive, this would have marked the first occasion that a banknote bore the image of a living Bahamian.

“For context, the public should note that the redesign and production of a bank note is a time intensive initiative. The process to source and license a portrait, design aesthetics, add security, choose optimal substrate and print and deliver the notes can take many years to accomplish,” the statement said.

Mr Hanna died at home last week at 93.

Comments

JanetG 9 months, 1 week ago

WHAT KIND OF CRY BABY ARTICLE IS THIS?C'MON GUYS, AS USUAL SOMEBODY DROPPED THE BATON AND ANOTHER PICKED IT UP. NEXT TIME, ACT ON THE 'IDEA' AND NOT BE SALTY.

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@coakley4mical 9 months, 1 week ago

ATTN: bahamian242, JanetG

Someone should throw a Cry-Baby-Party for them! The reality is THEY need to grow up; beyond this point. Instead of crying over this don't they & Fred Mitchell understand that they are empowering Minnis; with the "they talk but I do" attitude.

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JanetG 9 months, 1 week ago

COME ON GUYS, IDEA IS NOT AN ACTION WORD. WHO DROPPED THE BATON? EVERY NEW ADMIN GOES IN AND HAVE TO TIDY UP, WRAP UP, CLEAN UP AND REBRAND BEFORE SOMEONE DROPS THE BATON AGAIN AND GET SWAPPED OUT. ALL POLITICIANS SHOULD HAVE THIS SAME LEVEL OF PASSION, CARING FOR ITS CITIZENS, AND SEEING MATTERS THROUGH. THIS IS THE ROOT CAUSE FOR PEOPLE SWITCHING UP.

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Alan1 9 months, 1 week ago

With no disrespect to Arthur Hanna how unfortunate that the portrait of our Head of State Queen Elizabeth II is to be removed from the $100 bill and does not appear on any other notes. She has served us and other Commonwealth nations with dedicated service for nearly 70 years. In other Commonwalth countries like Canada, Australia and New Zealand The Queen appears on one note and the remainder of the notes are former significant national leaders. Perhaps a $500 or $1000 note could be introduced where our Queen can still be honoured for her dedicated service.

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Bobsyeruncle 9 months, 1 week ago

Won't happen. Too easy for money launderers to move large amounts of cash. That's why there is no longer a 500 Euro note.

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JanetG 9 months, 1 week ago

A $500 NOTE SOUNDS APPEALING.

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tribanon 9 months, 1 week ago

Now that Minnis has effectively trashed the value of our national currency by significantly increasing the external component of our unsustainable national debt, we may actually be doing Her Majesty The Queen a big favour by removing her portrait from the BSD 100 note. Poor A.D. Hanna.

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Baha10 9 months, 1 week ago

Should have kept the Queen on all Currency Notes … and left our primary airfield as Nassau International Airport … results in too much controversy and makes us look 3rd World … lesser significant assets such as Buildings are ok and there will always be many to go around to keep everyone happy, but the really big stuff should be left alone as it only serves to damage our image globally, not enhance.

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bcitizen 9 months, 1 week ago

With all the country is currently going through this is the kinda stuff that the government is working on? Just political distractions.

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hrysippus 9 months, 1 week ago

I cool with Midge getting printed on the marlin but let me tell you now if they decide to put christie on the 50 cent bank note i leaving this place right quick.

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@coakley4mical 9 months, 1 week ago

TALK IS CHEAP AND MONEY BUYS LAND....

The PLP crew including Fred Mitchell it seems to be running right into Minnis's Roach Motels; where roaches check in; but they don't check out, by arming and weaponizing Minnis with the cliché; "They (the PLP) they Talk talk, but I (Minnis & the FNM) Do action!

APOPTOSIS AND TTHE REMNANT "m-RNA"

Seems like Minnis is using basic psychology to outsmart and gain political points on the PLP. DNA is undergoing apoptosis and some time ago seemed to be cancerous. The show down at The Killarney, still has Minnis as the fastest shooter against all in a recent blitz small random sampling polling on the trustworthiness of the leaders running for Killarney constituency, the gunslinging battle of trustworthiness and ability to lead was a remarkable 10 out of 10 in favor of Hubert Minnis compared to a female leader of a relatively new minority political party no more than 2 electoral years old. In that show down, the younger political party leader doesn't seem to stand a chance a chance at teetering over 4%-8% of the total vote in her constituency.

HUBERT MINNIS A POLITICAL PARTY LEADER DECAPITATOR AKA "THE DECAPITATOR".

Perry Christie is the biggest example and by all appearances and signs; Minnis seems to want to repeat the same thing with new PLP leader and his constituency. I'm stopping here what do you all think?

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licks2 9 months, 1 week ago

This si strange that Fred and the PLP don't want ANYTHING to do with anything that "smells like fish". . ."yinna been in government for over 4 years". . .and they are right. . .they had time to make it "their" government!! So if Fred them want to take credit for something that was finished by this government but was started by the PLP. . .then they gatta take ALL or leave ALL things/fall out during this government!! PLP please don't start Doc them with bleaming the PLP for the baby and the bath water too getting "trow outta da winda"!!!!

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