This was key to removing the scales of ignorance from eyes of a people through a massive commitment to educate. The February Full Moon is named after the snow on the ground. We should celebrate this day as One Bahamas, as one people united in love and service to our Commonwealth. The Legacy of Majority Rule Day is especially known for its importance in Bain Grants Town, as it was the center for the uprising struggle. Our House of Assembly is one of the oldest continuous parliaments in the world, having been established in 1729. . But Majority Rule did more than just bring an end to a patently unfair electoral system that prevented the majority of Bahamians from achieving true representation in the House of Assembly.
On April 27th 1965 was Black Tuesday. January 11, 2019 Bahamians from across the political spectrum attended an Ecumenical Service in Observance of Majority Rule Day held Thursday, January 10, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral on West Street. We pause to pay homage to the personalities and players in this epic struggle. They are articulating a social and historical reality that is a part of the Bahamian landscape and psyche, but some ignore. One of the major battles to achieve this objective was making Freeport Grand Bahama, safe and desirable for all Bahamians. The constitution assumes the principle of majority rules and tries to protect from checks and balances.
The sermon was delivered by the Rev. Between 1942 and 1967, a series of significant events forever transformed the political and social landscape of the country. That show articulates a side of identity and reality that is often elided or erased notwithstanding the shift from minority rule to a majority takeover, which disregards the entire premise of postcolonial empowerment of the folk, as Rex Nettleford might have argued. A system that had to end one way or another, ended in a peaceful and orderly manner, and of that all Bahamians should be proud. Some chose to ignore or exclude. What precisely is a criminal offence is defined by criminal law of each country. This system held the Bahamian people down and out inside the country that they were born in and it held them like slaves.
On the surface, the principles of majority rule and the protection of individual and minority rights would seem contradictory. This year, the Snow Moon is also a Supermoon. Milo Butler, Cyril Stevenson and Clarence Bain; they were called the magnificent six. What is the principle of majority rule? For the conservative, the different branches of conservatism have different values in gay marriage, but they are also sharing the same message- gay marriage is not allowed. Majority Rule is the control of the majority. Thank you, and may God bless the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Even the landscape was changed so that those who were a part of it, were now totally excluded, as Dr.
The need to have voices such as Brent Malone and Alton Lowe is not about token acceptance but about the fullest and complete embracing of Bahamian identity, not small fragments that allow and in fact promote discord. Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type 2015 Sat Jan 10 Majority Rule Day Public Holiday 2015 Mon Jan 12 Majority Rule Day observed Public Holiday 2016 Sun Jan 10 Majority Rule Day Public Holiday 2016 Mon Jan 11 Majority Rule Day observed Public Holiday 2017 Tue Jan 10 Majority Rule Day Public Holiday 2018 Wed Jan 10 Majority Rule Day Public Holiday 2019 Thu Jan 10 Majority Rule Day Public Holiday 2020 Fri Jan 10 Majority Rule Day Public Holiday 2021 Sun Jan 10 Majority Rule Day Public Holiday 2021 Mon Jan 11 Majority Rule Day observed Public Holiday 2022 Mon Jan 10 Majority Rule Day Public Holiday 2023 Tue Jan 10 Majority Rule Day Public Holiday 2024 Wed Jan 10 Majority Rule Day Public Holiday 2025 Fri Jan 10 Majority Rule Day Public Holiday. In the gay marriage issue, Conservative and Liberal have the different views on it. The Vernal Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the Autumnal Fall Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. Today we celebrate 51 years of Majority Rule. It was not until January 10, 1967, that the House of Assembly represented for the Bahamian people what has been described as the fullness of democracy. Foreigners were working in the Bahamas and were paid more money to carry out the same work as the Bahamian people, until they stood up for their rights and demanded to be paid equally.
In other words, they felt as if it was highly unfair and discriminating and this resulted in frustration and anger by the laborers causing a riot. Majority Rule Day became a public holiday in 2014. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday except U. The Journey To Majority Rule Nassau, The Bahamas -- On January 9, Prime Minister the Rt. Along with the emancipation from slavery in 1836, and gaining Independence from Great Britain in 1973, the achievement of Majority Rule is considered one of the most important events in the history of the country.
On this day in Caribbean history, January 10, 1967, in Assembly elections the Progressive Liberal Party led by Lynden Pindling and the ruling United Bahamian Party led by Sir Roland Symonette both won 18 seats. Slavery was still an institution in the colony, as indeed it was in other British territories. Global competition is driving changes in organizations throughout the world. In 1949 a man by the name of Rufus Ingraham lost the general elections Crooked Island, Acklins told his wife that if women could vote he would have won. Ecumenical Service in Observance of Majority Rule Day, January 10, 2019 at St. This was the turning point for majority rule in Bahamas.
In 1956 there was the first election. Powell, above, would not assent to allowing Blacks into Englishness, today, though, Blacks are not allowing Blacks, women, nor whites into Bahamianness, though they sell off every aspect of what they have come to refer to as Bahamian culture. He figured prominently in the movement toward Majority Rule. Majority Rule Day did not become an official holiday in Bahamas until 2014. When Randol Fawkes caucused with the United Bahamian Party on 10 January, 1967, it gave them a slight edge so they could form a majority coalition.
Through their legacy these patriots serve as an inspiration for the nation, including for our children and young people. . January 10, 1967, the Progressive Liberal Party led by Lynden Pindling and the ruling United Bahamian Party led by Sir Roland Symonette both won 18 seats. What lead up to the Bahamian people to have a voice? So race based Majority Rule does not work. Minorities need to trust that the government will protect their rights and self-identity. When it comes to Bahamianness and identity, though, Majority Rule has become as narrow and exclusive, sexist, misogynist and racialized as Englishness was when used to battle with colonized non-whites over their right to be.