The Leader of the PLP Philip Davis announced at a public meeting in Freeport that he would return to Grand Bahama and spend a number of days there meeting with the people in the area. He fulfilled that promise this past weekend when he landed in Grand Bahama on Thursday 3 May and he visited with PLP communities from Sweetings Cay to Eight Mile Rock. He toured the Port Lucaya Straw Market and spoke to the vendors there; he hosted public meetings in Pelican Point, in Freeport and at Eight Mile Rock; he met with the Bahamian small business community in Freeport. What he got was a picture of a city and people down on their luck. They voted for a Government in the FNM that promised the world and delivered absolutely nothing. They vendors have no business and the businessmen are being attacked by the Customs Department. There is no new investment coming into the city. It is really pathetic that the Government seeks to get national headlines from an immediate 2.5 million dollars technology investment in Freeport. Such is the slim pickings. The Leader promised to come back and to promote the PLP’s views about what ought to be happening in Grand Bahama. The tour was a success. Here are some of the pictures of the events. The team included the Leader, the Deputy Leader Chester Cooper, Senator Fred Mitchell, the Chairman, Senator Michael Darville, Secretary General Barbara Cartwright, Women’s Branch Chair Virginia Thurston and former MP for West Grand Bahama Obie Wilchcombe. The party departed Freeport on Sunday morning 6 May.
Supporters from Eight Mile Rock in Grand Bahama both young and old turned up to hear PLP Leader Philip Davis and Senator Fred Mitchell with Senator Michael Darville and former Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe at the Eight Mile Rock Gymnasium 5 May