The Progressive Liberal Party’s Chairman Senator Fred Mitchell announced last week a module for aspirants candidates of the PLP. This week he announced that the module may be of general public interest and so it more generally available for the member of the public. Here is the announcement and course outline:
Module For Aspirant Applicants For Candidacies for Public Office In
The Progressive Liberal Party.
THE COURSE IS OPEN TO ALL PLPS OF RECORD DULY NOMINATED BY YOUR BRANCH CHAIR.
IT IS HOWEVER A PREREQUISITE FOR APPLICATION TO BE A CANDIDATE FOR THE PLP IN THE NEXT ELECTIONS.
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 lunch on Saturday 23rd June and certificate presentation on Sunday 24th June)
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. Emphasis on 1976 to 1977 Public Disclosure Period and nominations and the Commission of Inquiry 1984
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, Raynard Rigby and Campaign Coordinators for the four MPs elected to office, Philip Smith and Philip Galanis. 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 with Wendell Jones to discuss the media.
Sunday 24th June beginning at 3 p.m. to 5 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
Islands In The Stream by Dr. Gail Saunders and 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
Casino Gambling 1967
Disturbances of 1942 and the Select Committee Report of The House on the same incident which reported in 1943