Aspirants vying to become a Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) candidate for one of the 14 available vacant seats for the next election now have an opportunity to jostle for that position, as the opposition has flung the gates wide open for the process to begin.
The seats are the five At-Large, Grand Turk North, South Caicos, Middle/North Caicos, Leeward and Long Bay, The Bight, Five Cays, Cheshire Hall, Blue Hills and Wheeland.
The PDM - the then government - was able to secure just one seat in the 2020 election, which was that of now leader Hon. Edwin Astwood in Grand Turk South, who assumed the reins of the party top leadership, after first elected female premier Hon. Sharlene Cartwright Robinson lost her At-Large seat in the Hon. Washington Misick-led Progressive National Party (PNP) hammering.
The candidate application process opened on March 30.
“Founded on principles of Freedom, Justice and Equality for all, the party invites freedom fighters and agents of change that Identify with its mission and purpose and are desirous of representing the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands at its highest political level, to submit applications for consideration,” a PDM news release stated.
The party said the process would be of the highest level of transparency, and that it was committed to its hallmarks of openness and integrity, to ensure that all applicants get a fair opportunity for consideration.
“All interested persons should submit a request for an application to the Party’s candidate’s committee at firstname.lastname@example.org,” the party further stated.
“The time is now!, the opportunity is yours to be a part of the change we all know is necessary in our Beautiful by Nature Turks and Caicos Islands,” the release concluded.