NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As he closed out his administration’s final budget debate of this term, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday once again insisted that the next general election is not due until May 2022.
Minnis, who announced sweeping changes to current coronavirus protocols and ongoing developments in the pipeline, noted the 2021/2022 budget debate will be the last national debate before the upcoming election and offered thanks to the entire government and the opposition.
The prime minister also took the opportunity to take a jab at Exumas and Ragged Island MP and Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Deputy Leader Chester Cooper.
Throughout his tenure, Minnis continually jested that Cooper double-crossed the Free National Movement (FNM) in the run-up to the 2017 General Election after being given the nod to run on the FNM’s ticket in the Exumas and Ragged Island constituency.
Referencing last week’s sitting, when a shouting match erupted between Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis and Carmichael MP Desmond Bannister, Minnis accused Cooper of being disloyal.