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. […]

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. […]

CHESTER COOPER ON OUR LUCAYA

STATEMENT ON OUR LUCAYA PURCHASE CHESTER COOPER, EXUMAS AND RAGGED ISLAND MP, PLP DEPUTY LEADER 27 August 2018     The Minnis administration owes the public a duty of care to release full the details of the Our Lucaya purchase, its motivation and strategy moving forward. To date, we have heard only a patchwork of […]

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) […]

EXUMA PRIDE IS LAUNCHED BY CHESTER COOPER

EXUMA PRIDE IS HERE! Area MP Chester Cooper sets stage for new Exuma community. On Tuesday 26 June, Mr. Cooper made the announcement about Exuma Pride.  See the story below.  This is in sharp contrast to the visit by the Prime Minister the next day in which he told one lie after the next about […]

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 […]

Address by Chester Cooper MP

I. Chester Cooper MP, Exumas & Ragged Island, Speech to thank Her Excellency the Governor General for the Speech from the throne Mr. Speaker, I rise to thank God for the opportunity to once again address this great House of Assembly, on behalf of the wonderful people of Exumas and Ragged Island who I represent […]

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 […]

2017 BUDGET PRESENTATION BY I.CHESTER COOPER, MP

2017 BUDGET PRESENTATION I.CHESTER COOPER, MP – EXUMA & RAGGED ISLAND AND SHADOW MINISTER OF FINANCE Mr. Speaker, It is with great pleasure that I formally address this House for the first time. It is among the highest honours of my life and I pray that my time here will be fruitful and to 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 […]

Dr. Havard Cooper Dies In Freeport

Not sure what happened.  The news spread like wildfire in the small frontier town called Freeport.  He was a popular doctor.  All that seems certain is that he was on a jet ski and it appears died in the water on Saturday 2nd August.  Rest In Peace.  Dr dangerous compli-2009-2010.ther with the others Structure involved […]