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Minnis tells Cooper ‘there’s hope’

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday told Exumas and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper that there’s hope for him yet as Minister of Transport and Local Government Renward Wells will serve as acting prime minister during Minnis’ trip to the U.S. this week.

“So just a political throw, there’s hope, Chester,” Minnis said in the House of Assembly.

“Wells was on that side. He’s [on] this side. Now he’s prime minister.”

Wells served as parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Works in the Christie administration. He later joined the Free National Movement and is the member of Parliament for Bamboo Town.

Minnis travels today to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida.

“I will be away,” Minnis said.

“As of tomorrow (today) I’ll be traveling to the United States and I’ll be meeting with the president of the United States, Donald Trump.

“I and four other heads from the Caribbean.

“…And during my absence, Mr. Speaker, the honorable Renward Wells will be acting prime minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.”

The announcement was with met with applause in the House.

Sloan Smith

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Sloan covers national news for The Nassau Guardian. Sloan officially joined the news team in September 2016 but interned at The Nassau Guardian while studying journalism at the University of The Bahamas.
Education: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (University of Brussels), MA in Mass Communications
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