PLP Ratifies Three Candidates For General Elections

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THE NEW CANDIDATES OF THE PLP: there are three new candidates for the Progressive Liberal Party. The two men and one woman were approved by the National General Council of the PLP on Thursday 31st March. They are Andre Rollins, an orthodontist for Ft. Charlotte; Alexander Storr, businessman for Long Island and Ragged Island; and Tanisha Tynes, Attorney At Law for Lucaya in Grand Bahama. There are detailed biographies of the candidates below. This makes 20 nominations by the PLP so far. There are 21 more seats to go. The Leader Perry Christie promised his council that he will call a special meeting in order to approve the rest within four weeks. Congratulations to them all. The photo of the week is that of the three new PLP candidates with the Leader Perry Christie and Deputy Leader Philip Davis of the Party at Gambier House, Lynden Pindling Centre on Thursday 31st March as they accepted their nominations. The photo is by J & J Photo Imaging.

As the party continues its preparation for the upcoming general elections, it is pleased to announce that the National General Council (NGC) this evening unanimously approved three young, new, fresh, dynamic and energetic candidates to carry the party’s banner in the 2012 General Elections.

They are Dr. Andre Rollins for Fort Charlotte, Alex Storr for Long Island and Ragged Island and Tanisha Tynes for the Lucaya constituency.

Dr. Andre Rollins

Dr. Andre S. Rollins

Dr. Rollins was born in Nassau thirty-five years ago and is a 1992 graduate of Saint John’s College.

After graduating from Boston University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology, he pursued his graduate and post graduate studies at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Rollins established a private practice in Massachusetts, U.S.A. between 2003 and 2004 before establishing his private dental practice in The Bahamas.

Dr. Rollins served as president of the Bahamas Dental Association President from 2004 to 2011.

Dr. Rollins is not a new comer to the local political scene. He served as chairman of the National Development Party (NDP) and contested the Elizabeth seat in a bye election held in February 2010.

Alex Storr

Alex Storr

Alex Storr was born on May 7th, 1971 to Henry and Dillis Storr. His mother was born and raised in Deadman’s Cay. His father is a well known electrical contractor and businessman with roots in Ragged Island & San Salvador. His father is a long serving Stalwart Councillor of the PLP and one of the Party’s Trustees.

He received his early education at Queen’s College High School, Nassau and in 1993 graduated from Barry University, Florida with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. He is employed at Henry F. Storr Electric where he serves as Marketing & Credit Manager.

Alex has worked extensively for the PLP over many years. In 2001 he became an active member of the Yamacraw Branch of the PLP and in 2002-2004 he served as 1st Vice Chair of the Branch and in 2005-2009 he was elected to the Chairmanship of the Yamacraw Branch. He also had the good distinction of being elected as the youngest member of the Party’s Leadership Council (2006-2009) and currently serves as the Party’s National Deputy Chairman (2009-present).

He is also an active member of the Yamacraw Community Development Association, a past Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Estates Family Life Center and a Steward of The Remnant Tabernacle of Praise, Carmichael Road.

He is married to Nadia nee Martin, and they are the proud parents of three children, Alexandra, Alexander and Alyssa.

Tanisha Tynes

Tanisha Tynes

Tanisha Lauren Tynes was born in Nassau, Bahamas on the 6th January, 1972 and is the eldest daughter of well known attorney Harvey O. Tynes and G. Ingrid Tynes (nee Belle).

Tanisha attended Freeport High School in Freeport, Grand Bahama and completed her high school education at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida with Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Subsequently, Ms. Tynes earned her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Buckingham and her Certificate of Legal Education at the Eugene Dupuch Law School, Nassau, Bahamas. Tanisha was called to the Bahamas Bar in 2005.

Tanisha is a communicant member of the Anglican church and an active member of several civic groups including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated (Past President), Federacion Internacional de Abogadas (F.I.D.A.) (Past Vice-President), Junior Achievement (Advisor), Momentum (Church of the Ascension Young Adult group).

22 COMMENTS

  1. What baffles me is this. We cry for younger bahamians to take a bigger role in the development of the Bahamas. Now when we do that, you demand track record. How else do we develop a record if you dont give us the chance to do so. If you want to hear the plans and vision for Lucaya, you can attend the branch meeting that is heald every month for the past 5 years. Neko Grant on the other hand believes that because its an upper class area he will get in. The PM gave Neko a chance to lead in a capacity. He was the worst Min of Tourism and now the worst Minister of Works. Why should we give him another chance after serving miserably for 20 years. are we going to dash a young person dreams of leading in Lucaya to save face for Mr Magoo/Drunkin Neko or are we going to vote for change and give young successful bahamians a chance to shine. You encouraged us to do well. We did that. You said we can be what ever we want to be. We are doing that. Therefore i urge Lucaya voters to make that change. She stands on her own record and not her father. I am sure she will not let Lucaya down.

  2. Wow,

    You know High Rock and Lucaya are FNM county, they don’t need the government in that area, so like I said same story, same (conch Joes)

  3. I say give Tynes a chance! Remember na her dad some time back had a big mouth for the FNM and for her to want to support the PLP is a huge step. We need a mixture of young with old, it’s called balanced. Tynes over Neko the drunk any day, Neko has done NOTHING for Grand Bahama nor has he done anything for Lucaya. Vote They ***OUT!!

  4. Sorry but in the past 15 years no politician made a difference in Grand Bahama, they are just looking for a job. Here is another one to fall inline with the rest, in the house and out the house same story.

  5. It dont have to be them, just someone who is prepared to vote for what is right as oppose to one who voting with the leader because he/she was given a gift of a seat in the house and feel the need to show loyalty to their leader. An example of this is what just happen on the BTC vote. Those fnms can’t be so obtuse they are simple greedy and dont want to lose favour. i want some one like the potcake, mother pratt, v.a Grey, fred mitchel etc. Yeah they may have their personal issues but who dont.

  6. hay old man the choice and views are yours i under stand you are one of thoes disgruntal person who r suffering from dissapointment from your great party and you can only speak for you and not me and the fine persons in free port well it might not be your choice for ms tynes but as a young voter for the first time you need to be real and be real for the young people

    • Sea Breeze explain the be real part, i dont understand what u mean. And i would like to think you would want to know what ya getting before its thrusted upon us. This person would be an employee of yours, wouldn’t you want to know her qualities and work ethics before sighing a five year contract with her. The only thing i know is that she is young and smart and we have had plenty smart worthless people in the house Sea Breeze and like i said, i simple want to see an example of what she is about and do we want the same things for our country. And this example should have been portrayed before her ratification. And Sea Breeze i have voted four times and that was twice for the PLP and twice For The FNM i owe no allegiance to any of them.

  7. @ oldman

    YOUR DECISION TO VOTE FOR THE PLP (AND THE SAME COULD BE SAID ABOUT VOTING FOR THE FNM) BEFORE ANYTHING ABOUT THE CANDIDATE IS KNOWN OR EVALUATED IS WHAT SETS YOU UP TO BE DISAPPOINTED. IT IS CALLED VOTING ALONG PARTY LINES AND SHOULD BE DISCONTINUED RIGHT NOW!

    THIS DYNASTY THING, THIS SURNAME ONLY CREDITS THING HAS TO BE LOOKED AT FOR WHAT IT IS. DO YOU KNOW IF THIS PERSON HAS BRIGHT IDEAS? IT IS GOING TO TAKE BETTER IDEAS THAN THE ONES FROM THE PAST TO MOVE GRAND BAHAMA OUT OF “NEUTRAL” AND UNLESS YOUR POTENTIAL MP CAN SPEAK TO THE ISSUES (MANY CLAIM TO HAVE THE ANSWERS WHEN THEY DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND THE QUESTIONS), ORGANIZE ON THE GROUND (IT’S GOING TO TAKE THOSE WHO FEEL THE PAIN TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT – YOU’D BE BETTER OFF THINKING OF GRAND BAHAMA AS A SOVEREIGN NATION – SPANISH WELLS DOES – IF YOU WANT TO SEE SOLUTIONS ON THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN), MOTIVATE THE CONSTITUENTS (SO THAT THE DESPAIR AND DEPRESSION IS BROKEN AND REPLACED WITH CONFIDENCE IN SELF – FOR GOD SAKE NOT IN THE PLP OR FNM – CHECK THE RECENT RECORDS AND YOU’LL FIND THAT THEY ARE MORE ALIKE THAN THEY ARE DIFFERENT WHEN IT COMES TO GRAND BAHAMA PROBLEMS), EDUCATE THE CONSTITUENTS (SO THAT REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS ARE CREATED). DOES THE POTENTIAL MP HAVE THE STRENGTH OF WILL TO FIGHT FOR YOU, AND FIGHT FOR YOU SOME MORE WHEN THE RESULTS ARE NOT SATISFACTORY (OR IS THE PARTY INTEREST SUPREME)?

    I URGE YOU NOT TO COMMIT TO ANYONE NOW. LET THESE PARTIES AND CANDIDATES SHOW YOU WHAT THEY “GAT” BEFORE YOU PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT. WHAT YOU ARE DOING (PLEDGING SUPPORT BEFORE ANALYZING THEM AND THEIR PLANS) IS A RECEIPE FOR ABUSE AND BEING TAKEN FOR GRANTED. DO YOU SEE WHAT BLIND LOYALTY TO THE FNM HAS GIVEN GRAND BAHAMA? ENOUGH SAID.

    • Strom i accept you argument and truelly agree with you, however, my vote is note really for the PLP but rather against the FNM. Am just not prepared to go through 5 more years of dictatorship and at the same time am hoping that some positive changes could take place in the process. So am truly upset that someone has been ratified and we dont know their stances.

  8. FNM ALL GUILTY WHEN IT COME DOWN TO CRIME BUT THE PLP SHOWS MORE INTEREST IN ADDRESSING IT WITH A VIEW TO STEMMING THE FLOW. THEY NEED TO GO AT THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEMS WHICH IS POVERTY. U FIX THAT THEN YOUR PROBLEMS ARE SOLVED.

  9. BP i live in grand bahama and i know who mr. tynes is but his daughter, what has she done in grand bahama that would warrant someone to vote for her. is it because her father is a QC. PLP get your act together mann if you want our votes. We want someone who has put in work. i have no intention of voting for someone because i know the name of her father, what are dumping on us mann.

    • @oldman
      Take it easy and accept the change that many are crying for.A young person has no track record but once given the opportunity they can build on their resume.There are many older candidates who have a resume already but then the cry would be putting the same old faces before the electorate again.The bridge to the future has begun and rather than criticise lets embrace it.Young persons with older and experienced person are the correct formula for success.

        • I agree so do u want someone else to achieve that same record. If not then you dont want to vote without knowing who ya voting for it can’t be because ya young and smart ya gatta bring more to the table. Remember before Obama ran for anything he put in work as a community leader. So impress me with your selfless actions for your community first.

  10. An excellent slate of new blood and for their sake I hope the leadership potential of the three new candidates will not be curtailed by the three faces of the PLP, Christie, Roberts and Brave Davis?

  11. WELL BP THE FNM WILL NOT HAVE THE YOUTH ARGUMENT TO MAKE, IN THIS ELECTION, AGAINST THE PLP, NEITHER CRIME AND UNEMPLOYMENT AND ALL THOSE OTHER NASTY THINGS THEY LIKE TO THROW AT US. ON SECOND THOUGHT, THOUGH, THEY ARE SO BOLD AND VICIOUS THEY WILL PROBABLY ACCUSE US FOR THE COUNTRY’S PROBLEMS IN THESE REGARDS.

    • WHO IS THIS TYNES LADY???? SHE NEED TO COME SEE ME IN LUCAYA…IF SHE IS GOING TO BEAT NEKO…I HOPE SHE CUTT HIS DRUNKING *** BAD

      • Russell Johnson my issue is, i dont know of any track record this person has to run on other than the fact that she is an attorney. there are many people in grand bahama who fight for the rights of grand bahamians and others who just get these perks because of relationships of family ties. take for example the MP for eight mile rock. she enters the game and does nothing. if we are seeking change in this country then let the people tell you who they want to represent them. i intend to vote PLP but i really dont need this same bull all over again.

          • Clearly she is smart, but there are lots of smart people out there. This is not a vote for the smartest person, its a vote for a MP one who should champion the rights of Bahamians in his communityand moreover, his country. Its not a vote for a smart person. It is the plp’s job to seek out more Mother Pratts in our society, people who care not more upperty lawers. does she socialize with ordinary folks hmmm, i dont think so. it is people like Troy Garvey who we should be putting in the mix and people like Critical Thinker, fighters not people who feel entitled to greatness without putting in work. You gatta put in work mannn and not when you get there but before. lets change the culture here!

          • @oldman. HELL NO,NO TO GARVEY AND DOUBLE NO TO CRITICAL THINKER JOHNSON…THEY HAVE TO MUCH BAD LOAD ON THEIR BODY…..WILL SAY MORE SOONER. I WILL TAKE MY CHANCE WITH TYNES OR GRANT

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