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CHESTER COOPER ASKS FOR TREASURY COMMITTEE TO REPORT

Today, I have written to the chairman of the Treasury Committee of Parliament for a meeting to examine the state of the treasury, which is our mandate so to do. Whilst we have received weekly health briefings on the COVID-19 crisis from health officials, we do not receive economic briefings, which is of critical importance. […]

Senator Fred Mitchell Responds To The FNM Attack On Chester Cooper

For Immediate  Release  27 August 2020 After reading the Deputy Prime Minister’s statement  responding to the Deputy Leader of the PLP’s demand that the Treasury Committee of the House should meet and act, we in the PLP can only say Peter Turnquest is the proverbial ostrich with his head in the sand. Mr. Turnquest missed […]

CHESTER COOPER ON THE MOODY’S DOWN GRADE | 26 June 2020

The following statement was issued by the Progressive Liberal Party’s spokesman on Finance Chester Cooper MP and Deputy Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party: We note that Moody’s credit ratings service has now downgraded our credit ratings several levels, firmly into junk territory. In fact, being downgraded two notches on the credit front, and being […]

CHESTER COOPER: OUTRAGE OVER THE EU BLACKLIST

For Immediate Release May 6, 2020 It is outrageous that the European Commission would seek to unilaterally level heavy-handed sanctions by way of another blacklist. It is even more concerning that these attacks continue amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Though there have been various legislative reforms undertaken, institutions continue to shed jobs and leave The Bahamas. […]

Business Licence: Chester Tells The FNM “I told you so”

Cooper on the Business License Amendment – WE TOLD YOU SO – And YOU REFUSED TO LISTEN!!!   CONTRIBUTION TO BUSINESS LICENSE AMENDMENT CHESTER COOPER, EXUMAS AND RAGGED ISLAND MP, PLP DEPUTY LEADER – DECEMBER 12, 2018   Exuma and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper arrives at the House of Assembly to destroy the FNM […]

Chester Trashes The FNM’s Latest Budget Report

Response to Government’s 2018 Fiscal Strategy Report Chester Cooper, Exumas and Ragged Island MP, PLP Deputy Leader November 25, 2018 In a fiscal year following a record deficit, with no national disaster impacting The Bahamas, and a massive, reckless, pain inducing tax increase, that the government still finds itself in the position of having overshot […]

Chester Cooper Asks For An Explanation On BTVI

The following statement was issued by Deputy Leader of the PLP Chester Cooper on 21 August 2018 What is the truth about BTVI?   Over the past few days, I have received numerous reports from young students, accompanied by receipts, that they are being charged for tuition at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) […]

CHESTER COOPER TRASHES THE TURNQUEST BUDGET

We think our man Chester Cooper MP, the Deputy Leader of the PLP, did a good job in his response to the Finance Minister’s Budget debate.  Mr. Cooper said that Peter Turnquest, the Finance Minister and the FNM have a credibility gap when it comes to the budget. He said: “I wonder, Mr. Speaker, which […]

CHESTER COOPER RESPONDS TO THE BUDGET

PLP RESPONSE TO 2018/2019 BUDGET COMMUNICATION CHESTER COOPER, PLP DEPUTY LEADER, EXUMAS AND RAGGED ISLAND MP, SHADOW MINISTER OF FINANCE MAY 20, 2018   Today is a very Sad Day. The Government shamelessly announced an increase in VAT from 7.5% to 12%. A whopping 67%. This is an outrage.   The Minister of Finance showed […]

CHESTER COOPER ON THE EU BLACKLISTING

CHESTER COOPER STATEMENT ON OFFICIAL EU BLACKLISTING Exumas and Ragged Island MP, PLP Deputy Leader, Shadow Minister for Finance March 13, 2018 The Progressive Liberal Party is very concerned at the unfortunate development of the country’s blacklisting by the European Union. As we previously indicated, we are deeply disappointed by the development. The Bahamas finds its very […]

CHESTER COOPER SLAMS GOVERNMENT’S BUDGET

Chester Cooper speaking in the House of Assembly on 7 March said he had no confidence in the FNM’s ability to manage the economy. He said that after ten months in office, he was unable to express that confidence: “I have no confidence in this government’s ability to execute a feasible economic plan on behalf […]

WHAT CHESTER HAD TO SAY IN THE HOUSE: YOU AIN’T DONE NOTHING 

Chester Cooper MP for Exuma and Ragged Island got to speak in the House of Assembly on Wednesday 27 September about the state of the nation.  Bottom line is the thought that the Government came to office unprepared to govern and it show that they aint done nothing.  You may click here for the full […]

MP Brave Davis Launches His Campaign in Grand Bahama

Senator Michael Darville at the podium while at the table are Chester Cooper MP, Senator Fred Mitchell, Leader of the PLP Philip Davis, Senator Clay Sweeting, former MP Arnold Forbes and Senator Jobeth Davis Virginia Thurston, third from left, Chair of the Women’s Branch of the PLP. Former MP Arnold Forbes Leader of the PLP […]

CHESTER COOPER’S MAIDEN SPEECH WOWS THE CROWD

PLPs were pleased with the maiden presentation of Chester Cooper MP in the House of Assembly on Thursday 8 June.  In his presentation, Mr. Cooper took the line that the budget is helping the rich and not the poor.  He gave examples of customs reductions which clearly halo the rich and do not help the […]

ACCEPTANCE REMARKS BY CHESTER COOPER AND EVA BAIN

ACCEPTANCE REMARKS BY CHESTER COOPER ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RATIFICATION EXUMA AND RAGGED ISLAND CONSTITUENCY NATIONAL GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL PARTY LYNDEN PINDLING CENTER NASSAU, BAHAMAS 17th NOVEMBER 2016 Thank you so much PLPs for your warm welcome here tonight. I’m Chester Cooper and I don’t think it’s any secret that Exuma is PLP country and […]