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Sears ‘Available’ To Run If Chosen By The Plp

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Alfred Sears

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Staff Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

WHILE the Progressive Liberal Party regretted its decision of having nominated Dr Andre Rollins in the Fort Charlotte constituency, former area MP Alfred Sears yesterday said he is “available” and willing to return to party politics “in any way the party wishes”.

Mr Sears, who did not offer himself for nomination in 2012, nonetheless stopped short of saying he is interested in returning to his old seat or to front-line politics at all.

PLP Stalwart Councillor Valentine Grimes strongly hinted to The Tribune last week that the party will not renominate Dr Rollins as its representative in the Fort Charlotte constituency for the next general election. According to him the parliamentarian “stands no chance of political survival”.

Dr Rollins has railed against the PLP in the past year, with his strongest critique being that the country needs new political leadership.

In view of this, PLP insiders have hinted that the party would encourage Mr Sears to reclaim his seat on behalf of the PLP in the next general election.

One party source yesterday noted that Mr Sears has not been agitating to replace Dr Rollins, but is content to let the chips fall where they may in the matter.

When asked about the speculation, Mr Sears said: “I’m committed to the party and it knows I’m available to return in any way the party wishes. As a team player, the party has a representative and I won’t want to disrupt that representation.”

Marco City MP Greg Moss resigned from the PLP last week, citing the party’s move away from the philosophy on which it was founded as one of the reasons for his decision.

Mr Grimes dismissed Mr Moss’ resignation as insignificant, giving Mr Moss and Dr Rollins as examples of the kind of candidates the PLP should not renominate in the future.

“It was an excellent idea, (to introduce a new generation of leaders),” Mr Grimes said last week, “but some ideas are more fruitful than others.

“This (Mr Moss) was one that didn’t pay as much dividends as it could have, but there are good examples: Khaalis Rolle, Dion Smith, the Speaker (Dr Kendal Major). Moss didn’t work out and it’s obvious it doesn’t appear as if Rollins will work out. Moss was not a team player. When persons start off on the mindset of not being a team player, this happens. Rollins is already out there and stands no chance of political survival,” Mr Grimes said last week.

Comments

Well_mudda_take_sic 4 years, 8 months ago

WORTH REPEATING: All of the old guard need to stay out of active politics and get on with their lives. They have played their political role in the Bahamas being where it is today and unfortunately it isn't a pretty picture. Besides, we need significantly less lawyers sitting in parliament and many more honest caring charismatic successful businessmen with well established track records when it comes to their ability to lead and inspire others. This new blood should be in their most productive years, ideally 35 to 55 years of age, with a keen desire to set and accomplish goals that will put our country on an even keel. The day of the smooth nonsense talking politician who is only interested in feathering his or her own nest through the misuse of political office has hopefully come and gone.

Alfred Sears should be content to spend his time attending to the legal needs of Craig Flowers and any other 'illegal' racketeering web shop front men that he currently provides legal representation to.

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birdiestrachan 4 years, 8 months ago

Mr: Alfred is a great man. and if he makes the decision to serve his country. it will benefit the Bahamas. and the people of the Bahamas.

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Alltoomuch 4 years, 8 months ago

Thought he had already served his country!!? We need NEW untainted blood!!

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themessenger 4 years, 8 months ago

The problem that remains with Sears, George Smith and the rest of these reruns is that they always have, and will continue to, serve themselves before their country. People like Sears and them ain just coming back for seconds, they plate big and they bringin they ferl too. As for the rest of us?? Dog eat ya lunch long time gone!

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birdiestrachan 4 years, 8 months ago

Mr: Sears is an honourable decent man. a smart lawyer. Why do you people always believe person are thieves.? You know what they say it takes one to know one.

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ThisIsOurs 4 years, 8 months ago

Yeah they do say that, they also say, if money is missing and unaccounted for..... someone stole it

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asiseeit 4 years, 8 months ago

Oh to be so innocent and gullible. I wish I could return to those days. Sadly I got educated and went out into the real world and was exposed to the rotten underbelly of politics. The politicians love the likes of Birdie, she is their bread and butter, hook, line, and sinker. One of those that even if the truth slapped her in the face would not believe it as she "knows" better. "Not my sweet son, he would never hurt a fly", "but he is in church every Sunday", He is such a good boy". How many times have we heard that from some unsuspecting lady that has no idea in the world what really is going on?

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asiseeit 4 years, 8 months ago

A question for Birdie. If all of these men and women are SO upstanding and smart why is this country in such poor shape. Our education system is a failure, D students do not bode well for our future. Crime is out of control. There are no jobs and the middle class is slowly eroding. Our infrastructure is a joke, BEC is the poster child of neglect. What can you honestly say the government of the Bahamas has done in an exemplary manner in the last forty odd years? Give me one example of our government doing something, anything world class, that has been without a hint of corruption or scandal, PLP or FNM? Give me one example of our government managing anything in a professional manner, Bahamasair? Roadworks? What? Be honest with yourself and really tell me what it is that makes you think these people REALLY have the best for OUR country first and foremost in their heart?

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Stapedius 4 years, 8 months ago

Just pathetic. Both the governing party and opposition love to keep dipping into their deep bench of cronies and idiots. When I heard D. Foulkes, a two time loser was intending to run again it was alarming, now this. If these jokers are the only pool of people that can be seen as representatives of government then we really have a long way to go. Alfred go away, V. Alfred carry your rass, Leslie go, BJ and Perry please retire, Bethel,Turnquest and Foulkes don't come back. An incomplete list but you get the point.

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jusscool 4 years, 8 months ago

Everybody want ta bring they old behind out now because they money running out! Stay ya behind where it is !

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The_Oracle 4 years, 8 months ago

As a population we deserve more of the same old stuff floating to the surface to skim off the treasury. Maybe when we do hit rock bottom we will wake up to the pillaging from within. A hard and costly lesson courtesy of blind allegiance to trickle down cronyism. The saddest thing is that everything is fixable, until it is too late and fully broken. That point is coming fast.

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