Antiguan Ian S. Hughes heads CARICOM Observer Mission to The Bahamas

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Ian S Hughes

At the invitation of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be fielding a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in that country on Thursday, 16 September 2021.

The six-member Mission will be headed by Mr. Ian S. Hughes, Assistant to the Supervisor of Elections and Human Resource and Training Officer of Antigua and Barbuda.

The CARICOM Election Observation Mission proposes to meet with the electoral officials, leaders of political parties and other stakeholders of The Bahamas, and will monitor the voting process including the opening of the poll, the casting of votes, the closing of the poll and the counting of the ballots.

The CARICOM Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas has been meeting with key stakeholders ahead of the country’s General Elections on Thursday 16 September 2021.

The Mission, headed by Mr. Ian S. Hughes of Antigua and Barbuda has been engaging the political parties, security officials and civil society organisations, and will now turn its attention to monitoring Thursday’s Election Day activities.

The Mission on Wednesday issued its Arrival Statement:

ARRIVAL STATEMENT
CARICOM ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE GENERAL ELECTIONS
OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
By way of letter dated 2 September 2021, the Most Honourable Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, wrote to H.E. Dr. Carla Natalie Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), inviting CARICOM to field a CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the conduct of the General Elections to be held in The Bahamas on 16 September 2021.The CEOM is headed by the Chief of Mission, Mr. Ian S. Hughes, of Antigua and Barbuda.

Other members of the Observation Mission are as follows:

Ambassador Felix Gregoire – Dominica

Mr. Rohan Hartman Porter – Jamaica

Ms. Daynia L.T. Harper – Jamaica

Mr. Samseerali Sheikh-Alibaks – Suriname

The CEOM is supported by Mr. Jhonson Alexandre and Ms. Serojnie Seetaram of the Foreign and Community Relations Directorate of the CARICOM Secretariat.

The role of the CEOM is to observe the electoral process, collect qualitative and quantitative data regarding the voting process and results to assist in preparing an Independent Final Report on the General Elections of The Bahamas.

The Team arrived in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on Monday, 13 September 2021. Since arrival, meetings were held with Dr. the Honourable Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Mr. Frederick Mitchell, Representative of the Leader of the Opposition, representatives of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA), the Coalition of Independents Party, Mr. Paul Rolle, Commissioner of Police, and Mr. Lavado Duncanson, Parliamentary Commissioner.  The CEOM also met with other stakeholders from Civil Society Organisations including The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, The Bahamas Christian Council and the Organisation for Responsible Governance.

These meetings are being held in an effort to provide the CEOM with an idea of the atmosphere and level of preparedness for the election. The CEOM will continue to observe the pre-election period and then the Election Day activities including the opening of the polls, the voting process, closing, counting and the management of the transmission of results.

Following the conclusion of the Election Day activities on 16 September 2021, a Preliminary Statement will be issued outlining the Mission’s observations followed by a detailed Report on the election to Her Excellency Dr. Carla N. Barnett, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community.

The CEOM is grateful for the warm welcome extended to the team by the people of The Bahamas and look forward to supporting and strengthening the democratic process in The Bahamas.

On behalf of the CEOM, I wish the people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas well, especially during this Covid 19 pandemic, as they go out on Thursday, 16 September to exercise their franchise.

Ian S. Hughes
Chief of Mission
14 September 2021

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  1. This is good news congratulations Mr. Hughes. This man should be the head of the Antigua and Electoral Commission. Time for them old people at the commission to go home on retirement. Can you imagine the law states that two of them should retire before 75 and this CULT party went and change the law to keep them on. My questions what is so special about these two old people to the CULT party aka ALP? Is this the reason why the CULT party leader said they will win again? Why is it that over three thousand voters cards are uncollected at the Commission office? The now CULT leader said to one of them on radio one night we put you there so you will do as we say and carry out our orders. The fat old man just lap his tail and said yes comrade. I have said it over and over to the opposition parties on ANTIGUA the place to watch and monitor if you want to defeat this CULT party is the Electoral Commission.

    • Antiguan Ian S. Hughes heads CARICOM Observer Mission to The Bahamas
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      Ian S Hughes

      At the invitation of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be fielding a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in that country on Thursday, 16 September 2021.

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      The six-member Mission will be headed by Mr. Ian S. Hughes, Assistant to the Supervisor of Elections and Human Resource and Training Officer of Antigua and Barbuda.

      The CARICOM Election Observation Mission proposes to meet with the electoral officials, leaders of political parties and other stakeholders of The Bahamas, and will monitor the voting process including the opening of the poll, the casting of votes, the closing of the poll and the counting of the ballots.

      The CARICOM Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas has been meeting with key stakeholders ahead of the country’s General Elections on Thursday 16 September 2021.

      The Mission, headed by Mr. Ian S. Hughes of Antigua and Barbuda has been engaging the political parties, security officials and civil society organisations, and will now turn its attention to monitoring Thursday’s Election Day activities.

      The Mission on Wednesday issued its Arrival Statement:

      ARRIVAL STATEMENT
      CARICOM ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE GENERAL ELECTIONS
      OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
      By way of letter dated 2 September 2021, the Most Honourable Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, wrote to H.E. Dr. Carla Natalie Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), inviting CARICOM to field a CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the conduct of the General Elections to be held in The Bahamas on 16 September 2021.The CEOM is headed by the Chief of Mission, Mr. Ian S. Hughes, of Antigua and Barbuda.
      Other members of the Observation Mission are as follows:

      Ambassador Felix Gregoire – Dominica

      Mr. Rohan Hartman Porter – Jamaica

      Ms. Daynia L.T. Harper – Jamaica

      Mr. Samseerali Sheikh-Alibaks – Suriname

      The CEOM is supported by Mr. Jhonson Alexandre and Ms. Serojnie Seetaram of the Foreign and Community Relations Directorate of the CARICOM Secretariat.

      The role of the CEOM is to observe the electoral process, collect qualitative and quantitative data regarding the voting process and results to assist in preparing an Independent Final Report on the General Elections of The Bahamas.

      The Team arrived in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on Monday, 13 September 2021. Since arrival, meetings were held with Dr. the Honourable Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Mr. Frederick Mitchell, Representative of the Leader of the Opposition, representatives of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA), the Coalition of Independents Party, Mr. Paul Rolle, Commissioner of Police, and Mr. Lavado Duncanson, Parliamentary Commissioner. The CEOM also met with other stakeholders from Civil Society Organisations including The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, The Bahamas Christian Council and the Organisation for Responsible Governance.

      These meetings are being held in an effort to provide the CEOM with an idea of the atmosphere and level of preparedness for the election. The CEOM will continue to observe the pre-election period and then the Election Day activities including the opening of the polls, the voting process, closing, counting and the management of the transmission of results.

      Following the conclusion of the Election Day activities on 16 September 2021, a Preliminary Statement will be issued outlining the Mission’s observations followed by a detailed Report on the election to Her Excellency Dr. Carla N. Barnett, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community.

      The CEOM is grateful for the warm welcome extended to the team by the people of The Bahamas and look forward to supporting and strengthening the democratic process in The Bahamas.

      On behalf of the CEOM, I wish the people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas well, especially during this Covid 19 pandemic, as they go out on Thursday, 16 September to exercise their franchise.

      Ian S. Hughes
      Chief of Mission
      14 September 2021

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      Knight In Shining Armour
      September 16, 2021 At 5:33 am
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      This is good news congratulations Mr. Hughes. This man should be the head of the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission. Time for them old people at the commission to go home on retirement. Can you imagine the law states that two of them should retire before 75 and this CULT party went and change the law to keep them on. My questions what is so special about these two old people to the CULT party aka ALP? Is this the reason why the CULT party leader said they will win again? Why is it that over three thousand voters cards are uncollected at the Commission office? The now CULT leader said to one of them on radio one night we put you there so you will do as we say and carry out our orders. The fat old man just lap his tail and said yes comrade. I have said it over and over to the opposition parties on ANTIGUA the place to watch and monitor if you want to defeat this CULT party is the Electoral Commission.

  2. Good to see family representing instead of shaming the name, and then claim political victimization. Keep it up and much continued sucess

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