PLP: No Convention This Year

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has voted not to have a national convention this year, The Nassau Guardian has confirmed.

The decision was made last night at the PLP’s monthly National General Council meeting at Gambier House, party sources said.

The party has decided not to hold the convention for financial reasons, The Guardian understands.

The Free National Movement (FNM) has already decided not to a convention – also for financial reasons.

At the FNM’s 2009 convention, Prime Minister and FNM Leader Hubert Ingraham had indicated the party would meet again this year. However, before the FNM formally announced it would not have a 2010 convention, Ingraham explained why he thought the party should not host the event this year.

“I will recommend to the party that we not proceed with the convention this year,” he said. “Apart from having no money to do so, there are some other reasons.”

Both parties held conventions in the fall of 2009. It is now likely that each will hold 2011 conventions in the run-up to the next general election.

Source: Nassau Guardian