The Parliament of The Bahamas was established in 1729. In commemoration of the 293rd anniversary, past and present parliamentarians attended a luncheon held at Atlantis.

Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador, the Hon. Philip Davis brought remarks, speaking on the importance of the gathering. He said, “as to you have been there, I always tell my colleagues, don’t be afraid to ask, don’t be afraid to take advice. And I take advice from both sides of the aisle because at the end of the day, we have to believe that all of us have the interest of The Bahamas at heart. We may take a different route to get to the destination, but at the end of the day, we need to appreciate that each of us have something to offer each of us and let us move on in that spirit.”

The Hon. Michael Pintard, Leader of the Opposition and Member for Marco City also spoke at the event. He commented on the independence of parliament and the importance of its work saying, “we have signaled to this administration our commitment to work with them in ensuring that we have the clear separation of powers. We know that there are at least two proposals on the table, we would support either of them making it to the finish line.”