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Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe Appointed Minister Of State

Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe

Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe

PAKESIA Parker-Edgecombe has been appointed as the new Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction in the Office of the Prime Minister. The announcement was made by the Cabinet Office last night.

She replaces Iram Lewis, who was removed from his previous post to become the new Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture after the shock resignation of Lanisha Rolle last week.

In the face of Mrs Rolle’s resignation and her male replacement, the Minnis administration faced criticism for not having a woman in Cabinet.

Last week, the Caribbean Women in Leadership Bahamas Chapter (CIWiL) expressed dismay about the development and said it is disappointed the government did not ensure women representation in Parliament was not further deteriorated.

Several senators also expressed disappointment.

When asked last week to address concerns about the lack of women representation in Cabinet following Mrs Rolle’s resignation and if a woman won’t be appointed to the Cabinet until after the next election, Dr Minnis said replied: “I don’t know when the bell may ring, but the bell may ring tomorrow and you may not have time for that but those are matters we will address.

“And we always feel that we want to ensure that there are equal men and women not only in Cabinet but even if you look at the Office of the Prime Minister; both my secretaries are females. “My Delivery Unit director is female. My communications director is female. The individual in charge of my Bahamas Investment Authority – female. Women are doing very well and I look forward to the day that we have our first Bahamian prime minister.”

Ms Parker-Edgecombe, the MP for West Grand Bahama and Bimini, previously served as parliamentary secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for information and communication.

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themessenger 1 month, 1 week ago

You tink das enough butter on da Grand Bahama bread to stop Obie an MacAlpine dem getting a slice, Doc dem sure know how to spread it tick when da bread tin.🧈🍞

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stislez 1 month, 1 week ago

Minnis said replied: “I don’t know when the bell may ring, but the bell may ring tomorrow and you may not have time for that but those are matters we will address.

Why the Fk is this stupid man always talkin bout no damn bell ringing? Like is that a fear wibe or something? This whole "bell ringing" shit is nonsense! When you leave the "Box" which is The Bahamas, and go and see the world and then look back at the "Box" it doesn't look the same. I Love my country but hate the people running it. More than that, I hate how we don't band together in constructive ways to make our country better. I hate how we only Vote party and it's only been two! I hate how police know the gang leaders and gangsters on the road, they KNOW who dese man dem is.......like tyson!(R.I.P)............They know, they know, they know! Yet still is like they scared of man dem. Yall the authority with the numbers and firearms, even defense force. Why they don't take dese man dem down? If you aint helping the problem your a part of it! So yall police letting these gangsters run round shooting up the place and killing all type people, robbin an shit, destroying the coutry over madass and fire an theft! Die in jail and yall tryna tell me yall aint know who he right hand man is on the road? Like dutty who get kill from the cops bout riding at fast pace thru no damn road block! Das air! Dutty been a gangster from time! You know how much man dem was trying kill him out pinewood! The police know exactly who he was and the shit he used to do on the road and they ALLOWED him to do it. He done had nuff shootout with the cops before! THINK ABOUT IT FOR A SEC.............IF YOU A REGULAR CITIZEN OF THE BAHAMAS AND GANGSTERS NAMES, CRIMES THEY HAVE DONE ARE ALL PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE YET THEY STILL ON THE ROAD, THEY STILL COMMINTING CRIMES, YOU TRYNA TELL ME LAW ENFORCEMENT DONT KNOW? lmfao! Why you tink man dem aint scared of no police.....cuz they know the police P*Y! But yet still the police what beat innocent man dem or man dem who aint do NOOOOOO serious crime half to death in dem station and ting. The commissioner of police is a damn idiot! He sits there boasting and bragging about police officers who we SEE drinking alcohol on the job, police officers ALLOWING covid restrictions to be broken, police who OUT OF SHAPE, police who taking BRIBERY, police who AGGESSIVE and dont understand CONFLICT RESOLUTION, police who target young men with DREADLOCKS, police who feel they have the RIGHT to SLAP you when they want to, police who move you from STATION to STATION so that your family don't know where you are until you end up in jail all for something you were innocent of, but they don't even allow the law to determine INNOCENT or GUILTY.......they do whatever they feel. I'm speaking from experience!

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TalRussell 1 month, 1 week ago

Why not give Comrade Sister Pakesia, what will be a short-lived stroll as a junior ministerial portfolio - considering there'll be the April 16/21, rungin' of the general election bell.

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