By Jaimie Smith, FN Reporter - Published Saturday, March, 18, 2017
Under the theme, ‘The full Armour of God’ The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) held a service of Thanksgiving at Jubilee Cathedral, to officially introduce the five candidates for Grand Bahama and Bimini for the upcoming General Elections.
Rev. Preston Cooper, candidate for East Grand Bahama; Rev. Norris Bain, candidate for Marco City; Sen. Julian Russell, candidate for Central Grand Bahama; Dr. Michael Darville, Member of Parliament and candidate for Pineridge and Obie Wilchcombe, MP for West End and Bimini, were all in attendance, receiving a rousing round of applause as they entered the cathedral.
Additionally, the party’s Leader, and Deputy Leader Prime Minister Perry Christie and Phillip Davis, respectfully were also in attendance, both receiving standing ovations and cheers upon their entrance.
Also showing support for their fellow colleagues were Minister of Immigration Fred Mitchell, Minister of Labour; Shane Gibson, Minister of Transport and Aviation; Glenys Hanna-Martin; Khallis Rolle, Deputy Speaker of the House, Dion Smith, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Dr. Daniel Johnson; Sen. Alex Storr, Val Grimes and Deputy Director of Urban Renewal 2.0, Michelle Reckley were among other party supporters.
Internationally recognized gospel artist, Johnathon Nelson performed his popular hit song, ‘Strong Finish,’ which all in attendance thoroughly enjoyed.
As Nelson performed a number of gospel tracks those in attendance were on their feet as they participated in the praise and worship.
Bradley Roberts, noted the purpose of the gathering was to give God thanks before this upcoming election.
“The PLP is fully aware of the pain and suffering of the people here on Grand Bahama.”
Acknowledging that much has been done over the past five years, he admitted that there is more to be done.
As a confrontation ensued recently in the capital between party campaigns, Roberts admonished all persons on the political divide to exercise self discipline and self control during the election season, “I call for peace and calm, during this general election.”
Published Saturday, March, 18, 2017