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When the dust settles at the Free National Movement’s one-day convention on Saturday, the party’s new leader will be from Grand Bahama.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – When the dust settles at the Free National Movement’s one-day convention on Saturday, the party’s new leader will be from Grand Bahama.

One of those contenders is East Grand Bahama MP Kwasi Thompson, who says he’s ready to take up the torch and lead.

Kyle Walkine has the story.



After a 16-year run in public life, from being elected a Member of Parliament in 2007 and serving as the youngest deputy speaker of the House of Assembly to a Cabinet Minister under the last Minnis administration, Kwasi Thompson says he’s learned that frontline politics is all about service.

And now he says he’s ready to take up the mantle and lead the party he’s been a member of since his youth.

An attorney by profession, husband, and father of four girls, Thompson says his faith, family and service are things he holds dear.

Thompson says at a time like this, the party needs fresh leadership and new vision, but also holding true to its values. He says he believes everyone should be represented.

Looking back at his relationship with the FNM from serving as torchbearers president to now, Thompson calls running for leader an honor. What makes the race for leader even more special is that the other candidates vying for the position are also from Grand Bahama.

Once the votes are counted Saturday afternoon, Thompson says his hope is to emerge as leader and move the party forward.

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