Monday, July 23, 2007

PNCR Congress held no suprises

The People's National Congress Reform has successfully concluded its 15th Biennial Congress at the Party Headquarters at Congress Place , Sophia.

The Congress was addressed by the Leader of the Party, Robert Corbin, M.P. in a major speech in which he outlined a two year programme of reform and re-positioning of the Party to retool it for re-establishing its momentum and preparations for returning to office at the next general election. Topics included:

Ø the Party’s machinery, organisation structure, ideology, tactics, polices and manifesto;
Ø the Party Secretariat’s technology and work practices;
Ø getting closer to young people’s concerns;
Ø a code of conduct for party leaders;
Ø introducing “fresh and talented” young faces to leadership positions in the Party;
Ø standing firmly against crime and corruption;
Ø Economic empowerment for vulnerable communities.

These issues were discussed in detail in workshop groups and the party executive was mandated to put the decisions into an action plan to be submitted to the next general council of the Party.

The Congress also discussed several motions from local and overseas groups. Motions debated included Party discipline, changing the constitutional role of the Party’s Treasurer and creating greater accountability.

The Congress concluded with a rich cultural programme which featured top artistes as well as performances by young people from several regions.

The main focus of attention was the election of Office Bearers for the next biennium.

The election results announced today by the returning officer Attorney-at-Law, Joseph Harmon were as follows:-

Robert Corbin

Winston Murray

Basil Williams
Volda Lawrence

15 members of the Central Executive
Amna Ally, Aubrey Norton, Clarissa Rheil, Oscar Clarke , George Norton, E. Lance Carberry, Florence Bourne, Melanie Cornette, Clement Corlette, Deryck Bernard , Mervyn Williams, Aubrey Armstrong, Mortimer Mingo, Ernest Elliot, Carl Max Hanoman.

The Congress was a fitting commencement of the 50th anniversary of the Party’s existence.


The Vicent Alexander team wisely did not contest any of the positions in the party because the party's list was padded with mad people, dead people and PPP Ministers. The Alexander team should not of gone as afr as they did, since political careers were at stake. Don't belive us?

Firstly, The PNCR is drafting an amendment to the recall bill which will also make it possible for memebers of the Elections Commssion to be recalled. Still don't get it? Vincent Alexander sits on the Commission.

Secondly, as stated in the statement from Congress Place (above), the party is placing emphasis on discipline, so the wayward bunch could expect the hammer. There is a scorned leader in place.

The three main persons from the gang of defactors are Aleander, a former PNCR MP; Deborah Backer and James McAllister, two current MPs.

We could see the flashing headlines...

Our prediction is that Vincent A"licks"ander will be recalled as punishment, while Deborah will no longer be a "Backer " of the PNCR and James MACK-allister will be seen as an imposter within the party. All of this because they attempted to topple a political dynamite, who is about to self distruct.

That's the final word...

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