A COURSE FOR PLP ASPIRANTS

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20-24th June 2018 Gambier House, Lynden Pindling Centre

The Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party makes the following announcement today for all party members and supporters:

Module For Aspirant Applicants For Candidacies for Public Office In

The Progressive Liberal Party

Wednesday 20 June to Sunday 24 June 2018

Place: PLP Headquarters, Lynden Pindling Centre at Gambier House in Farrington Road

Led By National Chairman PLP

A general public announcement should be made Sunday 3rd June about the module and how one can participate.

Fee: 120 dollars (includes final dinner and certificate presentation)

Wednesday 20th June 2018: Official launch by the Party Leader with statements by MPs and Senators and the introduction of facilitators, registration and distribution of course materials. Time: 7p.m. to 9p.m.

Thursday 21st June: the history of the PLP led by Sean McWeeney Q C 1953 to the present. Beginning time 7 p. m. to 9 p.m.

Friday 22nd June:  led by Maurice Tynes Parliamentary Procedures, how the institutions of government function: Governor General/Cabinet/Parliament/the Courts; the role of a Cabinet Minister and collective responsibility; the role and conduct of a backbencher; the interaction between the party and the institutions of government. Beginning time 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Saturday 23rd June: Valentine Grimes and Campaign Coordinators for the four MPs elected to office. How policy is generated; what you are expected to do as a candidate, the structure of your campaign and funding raising; what the party is expected to contribute beginning time 8 a.m. concluding time 1 p.m. with lunch

 

Sunday 24th June beginning at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Leader and chairman and Lecturer from the University of The Bahamas lead summary discussions and conclusions and presentation of certificates of participation.

Each participant will be required to sign in and be present for the entire module.

This module is a prerequisite for all candidates who are presenting themselves to run for office in the next general election unless exempted by the National Leadership Council.

 

Suggested background Reading material:

My Political Memoirs by Sir Henry Taylor

The History of The Bahamas by Michael Craton

Biography of Sir Lynen Pindling by Michael Craton

Put On More Speed by Sir Clement Maynard

Faith That Moved A Mountain by Sir Randal Fawkes

Great Moments In PLP History By Fred Mitchell

The Quiet Revolution by Doris Johnson

The Public Service by Lois Symonette

The Autobiography of Sir Clifford Darling

The Commission of Inquiry Reports

Freeport 1970

Casino Gambling 1967

Disturbances of 1942 and the Select Committee Report of The House on the same incident which reported in 1943

Drugs 1984

 

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