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January 19, 2024

Free National Movement statement of condolences on the passing of Dr.
Elwood Donaldson

On behalf of my wife, Berlice, myself, and the entire Free National Movement family, we extend
our heartfelt condolences to the family on the passing of Dr. Elwood Donaldson, one of our
founders and an important voice in the Dissident Eight.

Donaldson’s illustrious career included being part of the historic House of Assembly members
(1967-1972) which ushered in Majority Rule in January 1967. He would go on to become one of
the eight brave men who made up the nucleus of the Free PLP, which subsequently formed the
FNM. He served as first Chairman of the Party and later as non-resident Ambassador to

With Donaldson’s passing, Sir Arthur Foulkes and Maurice Moore are now the only members of
the 1967 House of Assembly still with us.

Dr Donaldson’s contribution to the ideals of the Free National Movement will always be
remembered and cherished. I will personally miss his wit and commitment to tell the powerful
story of our history as a Party and as a country.

He was a fearless soul who shared his views boldly regardless of which Party was in power. We
are grateful for his sacrifices as a freedom fighter and thank God for his strong voice as a
Bahamian Nationalist.

We in the Free National Movement mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to his
family who loan him to us and friends who stood with him in good and challenging times.

Hon. Michael C. Pintard, M.P.
Leader of the Free National Movement

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