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PLP’s Candidates Committee will recommend seven candidates to NGC

The Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) Candidates Committee will recommend seven additional candidates to the party’s National General Council to be ratified to run in the next election.

The committee, which met last Thursday, will recommend Patricia Deveaux for Bamboo Town; Leon Lundy for Central and South Andros; Ginger Moxey for Pineridge; Kirk Russell for Central Grand Bahama; Curt Hollingsworth for Marco City; and James Turner-Rolle for East Grand Bahama. 

The Guardian previously reported that former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe got the nod from the committee for West Grand Bahama and Bimini.

The only outstanding seat remains Central and South Abaco.  The PLP’s NGC was set to meet last night, but that meeting was canceled until further notice due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. 

The party has said that it will restrict campaigning as The Bahamas faces its third wave of COVID-19.

PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis confirmed yesterday that the candidates, though not ratified by the NGC, were told to hit the ground running and start meeting with constituents. 

“Yes, and if anything changes, they will still be working,” he said.

“That is not to disrespect the process but rather to keep us ahead of the game.”

Regarding the seat in Abaco, Davis said, “I just came out of Abaco and we should know by [today].”

The PLP has ratified 31 candidates to date. 

The Free National Movement has ratified 33 candidates. 

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Travis Cartwright-Carroll

Travis Cartwright-Carroll is the assistant editor. He covers a wide range of national issues. He joined The Nassau Guardian in 2011 as a copy editor before shifting to reporting. He was promoted to assistant news editor in December 2018. Education: College of The Bahamas, English

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