Former premier Michael Misick, who is currently on trial on a number of corruption and money laundering charges, announced on Saturday his intention to seek the nomination to run for the North and Middle Caicos electoral district for the Progressive National Party (PNP) at the next general elections, which are constitutionally due no later than February 2017.
“I seek God’s blessing and favour as we continue the struggle to free our people from colonial rule and lead them into true progress and prosperity,” Misick said.
Local reaction ranged from asking if the announcement was a joke; to an assertion that “he doesn’t have any shame”; to a “we told you so” from the opposition Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM).
“What is he thinking? I don't think it is a good idea. He should try to win his case first,” said one former Misick supporter.
A member of the PDM said, “We have been saying all along that this is the same PNP, despite Rufus Ewing’s attempt at claiming this is the dawn of a new day.