#Providenciales, September 17, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – At the very least, it is an interesting line up of new and old faces as the Opposition Progressive National Party gears up for the General Elections of 2020.
Three current Members of Parliament for the PNP are omitted from the prospective list, namely: Hon George Lightbourne, Grand Turk North MP; Hon Porsha Smith, the Bight MP and Hon Ruth Blackman, South Caicos MP.
On Tuesday September 10, the PNP held in-house elections in five electoral districts. Registered PNP delegates cast their ballots which shifted support from Lightbourne in Grand Turk North (ED 01) and Smith in the Bight (ED 06); both MPs lost the popular vote.
Hon Ruth Blackman is reportedly retiring from front line politics.
The PNP in the public statement it is explained that the final 15 candidates for the elections must still be ratified at the party’s National General Council; that NGC meeting will take place in October 2019 said the statement.
Running countrywide, in the All Island category for the PNP are:
C. Washington Misick – Party Leader
E. Jay Saunders – Party Deputy Leader
Josephine Connolly – Currently an All Island MP
The Electoral Districts are also assigned:
ED 01 – Otis Morris
ED 02 – Pedro Ariza
ED 03 – John Malcolm
ED 04 – Arlington Musgrove
ED 05 – Akierra Missick
ED 06 – Matthew Jay Stubbs
ED 07 – Samuel Been
ED 08 – Randy Howell
ED 09 – Rachel Taylor
ED 10 – Dameko Dean