Turks and Caicos, April 20, 2017 – Providenciales – The petition for a bi-election has been dismissed following today’s court ruling. Porsha Smith retains her seat as Member of Parliament in the Bight.
In an interview with Magnetic Media, Smith said she was not convinced that there was a case to answer. “On December 16 when I was declared the winner, I knew I was the winner then and I’m still the winner now. I will continue to do the work that I have been doing for the people in the Bight, and I’ll see him in 2020.”
When asked her thoughts about the race being extremely close, the Member of Parliament attributed it to the fact that the people of Turks and Caicos have concerns that need to be heard. “I’m going to make every effort as their Member of Parliament to hear those concerns and try to help to address those concerns.”, she promised.
Story by: Sheri-kae McLeod