Pintard retains leadership as Minnis challenge fails

Michael Pintard pictured at the FNM convention before the outcome of the vote that saw him returned as leader of the party. 
Photo: Dante Carrer

Michael Pintard pictured at the FNM convention before the outcome of the vote that saw him returned as leader of the party. Photo: Dante Carrer

MICHAEL Pintard has retained the leadership of the FNM, resisting the challenge of former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis.

At today’s one-day convention, Mr Pintard secured 486 votes to 163 for Dr Minnis.

In the chairman race, Dr Duane Sands retains his post, beating challenger Elsworth Johnson by 431 votes to 221.

The crowded convention hall erupted into cheers from the Pintard camp shortly before the results were announced, prior to the announcement by Senator Michela Barnett-Ellis.


FNM results announced

Senator Michela Barnett-Ellis announces the results of the FNM leadership and chairman races. Video: Leandra Rolle

Senator Michela Barnett-Ellis announces the results of the FNM leadership and chairman races. Video: Leandra Rolle


The_Oracle 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Weighed, measured and found wanting. Now can we move on with some sense of unity?

TalRussell 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Congratulations to Comrade Michael Pinard on a decisive victory to continue to face such responsibilities and challenges of His Majesty's Official RedShirts' Movement. -- Know who thy enemies are and the company they keep and look closely at whatever they as a bunch are up to. -- Use the pow'r of your instruments to hold governing politicians' along with your own MPs' and Senators' accountable and on message. -- And know yourself. --Yes?

jackbnimble 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Still don't think they will win the next election with Pintard at the helm, but we can all breath a collective sigh of relief that Minnis did not win - now that would have been a travesty!! LOL

ThisIsOurs 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Pintard has an opportunity. Time will tell what he does with it. What people dont want are the same baseless promises then the fumbling around for the first 2 years. There's massive institutional knowledge of govt administration, budgets and challenges in the FNM, use it

And find a competent minister of finance, not Turnquest. Dont recycle people in positions just because they was there. I still cringe when people ask Renward Wells for advice on health matters because he held the title of minister of health for a few months. I'm frightened of the prospect of Shenandon as deputy Prime minister, not after Beaches and Parks and his casual dismissal of the contract irregularities.

They need to reexamine this clause that allows ministers to participate in govt contracts. If you have a painting company and the company only gets contracts when your party in power, and you're not recognized in the country as the best or one of the best painting contractors with superior quality work, something wrong.

The police commission needs to stop being a friend of the PM immediately. That decision is killing us literally. I'm not even sure if the senior ranks can be trusted for competence because of political influence in promotions. The commissioner first of all must have a keen mind, he must be able to speak properly, he must have leadership influence because of his competence. Someone with investigative skills would be good. Someone with integrity. I'd be ok with a foreign appointment, theyd really have to be good due to the inherent morale issues with that, because we have to fix corruption on the police force, poor quality recruits and crime in general.

birdiestrachan 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Whole bunch of people missing from the looney farm

TalRussell 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Think Minnis were a handful. -- "Papa" let on the loose would be akin testin' one's tolerance level and you're feelin' pain. -- Yes?

SP 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Dr. Minnis was fully delusional to even THINK Bahamians would remotely want him back!

He is now an extraordinary member of the Ingraham, Christie, group of failures that needs to be locked up AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE!

The only possible good thing about the contest, is at least now we know Dr. Minnis has 163 "friends, family, and lovers" that relentlessly raped the Bahamian people WITHOUT lubricants!

Now we need to find out who they are, so investigations can be conducted to determine which of them facilitated the Freeport land grab, FTX scandal, under the table Covid masks scandal, and other crooked deals which Dr. Minnis conveniently "can not recall".

Regardless, Pintard will also accept all of the same lucrative bribes Pindling, Ingraham, Christie, and Minnis accepted and NOTHING will change for people and country.

Without change from the past, there can be no change for the future!

ExposedU2C 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The SBF/FTX scandal belongs to Stumpy Davis and Allyson Maynard-Gibson a/k/a the very greedy dragon lady or the Wicked Witch of The West.

Tyrant Minnis was on his way out as PM while his successor Stumpy and the very greedy dragon lady were paving the way for SBF/FTX to set up shop in The Bahamas.

K4C 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Time for the Bahamas political parties to stop changing a dollar for 4 quarters, NEW VIBRANT blood is needed, or contline with a outdated political 3rd world colonial government where the elites are elected over and over with the same lackluster results governing

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