Nassau, Bahamas — Picewell ‘Soca’ Forbes could be the next Chairman of URCA if he accepts the bait by the FNM but he would have to first leave his seat in South Andros.
Bahamas Press is hearing that a deal may be imminent. A source told us that Forbes has met with the Minister in charge of Broadcasting, Tommy Turnquest. We are told by FNM insiders a deal can be reached as early as Sunday and a resignation by the MP could come by the first sitting of Parliament on Wednesday.
Forbes, the man who was made famous with announcing Pleasant Bridgewater was a free woman at the PLP Convention last October could be free himself from the trappings and weight as a family island MP.
Forbes is a PLP at heart, but the pressures of the community have made it almost impossible for him to carry the endless burdens of residents in his community.
If Forbes cannot tarry any longer and hold the fort, we believe he should call for Rolly Gray boat and sail off into the sunset with his new six-figure salary. The PLP should contest the by-election but the only candidate in sight able to win South Andros is J. Whitney Bastian.