Statement by the PLP Chairman on the CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meetings
- Feb 26, 2018 - 5:10:20 PM
From The Office of The Chairman of The Progressive Liberal Party on The Caricom Intersessional Meeting Feb 26:
appears that the Free National Movement and the Prime Minister who
leads their party has finally caught on to the need for there to be
international contact and exposure. They came to office with shocking
ignorance of the ways the world but now are flying into international
meetings apace with large delegations which they criticised while in
The Caricom meeting is amongst the most important in
our international engagements. The relationship with Haiti is also an
important one. We hope the FNM finally gets it...
Remarks at PLP Rally by Chester Cooper, Exumas and Ragged Island MP, PLP Deputy Leader
- Feb 15, 2018 - 2:26:31 PM
Remarks at PLP Rally, Chester Cooper, Exumas and Ragged Island MP, PLP Deputy Leader February 15, 2018:
It’s incredible to be here tonight to see so many PLPs who will stand up for what is right!
hope that today, in the aftermath of what went down in the House of
Assembly yesterday, Bahamians of political persuasions can see that
democracy and due process are under assault in this country.
The four members of the opposition went to Parliament in attempt to do
something extremely straightforward – have the speaker of the House of
Assembly removed for his complete lack of impartiality and flagrant
abuse of the rules of the House...
Leader of the Opposition on the No Confidence motion against the Speaker of the House
- Feb 14, 2018 - 10:25:56 AM
Statement by the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis:
Today we bring the case of Halson Moultrie before this Parliament and
ask the House to condemn his behaviour for the following acts:
Count one - A statement made to the House on 7 February in response to we do not know what;
Count Two - The
unlawful, wrongful, capricious, arbitrary and disproportionate
suspension of the Member of Parliament for Englerston on 31 January...
DNA: All eyes are on the Bahamian Parliament
- Feb 11, 2018 - 10:35:55 PM
A Speaker should maintain his neutrality in all deliberations within the
precinct of the Honourable House of Assembly. It is a tenet of our
parliamentary democracy that the holder of this esteemed position must
always leave his or her politics out of comments made and make a
conscious effort at employing diplomacy in his or her utterances.
The Speaker is the chief mediator in parliamentary debates and ought not
to engage in personal attacks. Based on the events of the past week,
it appears that the Honourable Speaker does not fully understand his
role and the gravity of the position he holds. It is further
disappointing that the Speaker has doubled down on his unfortunate
PLP Statement from The Office of the Opposition Spokesman on Immigration
- Feb 11, 2018 - 3:09:19 PM
Statement from The Office of the Opposition Spokesman On Immigration
On The Rony Jean Case 11 February 2018:
PLP is heartened by the fact that the Government refused to enter into a
consent order with Attorney Fred Smith Q C in the matter of the case of
Rony Jean. The case should be prosecuted to the Privy Council level...
DNA: Political Games vs. Hurting Bahamians
- Feb 8, 2018 - 2:00:47 PM
I, like the rest of the country was disgusted by the display of our
country’s elected officials in the halls of Parliament on Wednesday. The
hallowed halls of democracy became nothing more than a sandbox fight
between two petulant, childish “political gangs”. In addition to an
all-out assault on our democratic process we, as a people witnessed the
day that our duly elected officials abandoned their duties in favor of
participation in a petty political soap opera, to which the world had a
front row seat. But we’ve seen this before in the last PLP
administration. More evidence which confirms what the DNA said in the
run up to the last election. They are two sides of the same coin...
PLP on the withdrawal of Senators from Senate proceedings
- Feb 8, 2018 - 6:00:02 AM
From The Office of the Leader of Opposition Business in The Senate On Withdrawal of the PLP Senators from Senate proceedings:
accordance with the announced position of the Leader of the PLP on
Sunday 4th February 2019, the Senators representing the Progressive
Liberal Party withdrew from the Senate's proceedings this morning and
will not return until the Members of Parliament of the PLP are
reinstated in their rightful place in the House of Assembly...
FNM MP for MICAL on statements made in HOA
- Feb 7, 2018 - 8:53:08 PM
Wednesday, February 7th I made certain statements in the House of
Assembly in support of respect for authority which were taken totally
out of context and misunderstood. While I will not repeat this
unfortunate analogy, I want the record to reflect that I Miriam
Reckley-Emmanuel MP MICAL do not condone domestic violence or any type
of violence in any way shape or form...
DNA on comments made by MICAL MP, Mrs. Miriam Emmanuel
- Feb 7, 2018 - 8:14:58 PM
Comments made by the Member of Parliament for MICAL, Mrs. Miriam
Emmanuel, were unfortunate and disheartening. Our disappointment is
exacerbated by the fact that her statements appear to have been
premeditated and carefully thought out prior to delivery. The Bahamian
people watched with dismay as no Member of Parliament present during the
delivery condemned or distanced themselves from the insensitive
The trend that is developing in the Bahamian
Parliament which trivializes the serious epidemic of domestic violence
is alarming and further demonstrates that there is much work to be done
in our society to address this social ill...
Statement by the Progressive Liberal Party Nassau Guardian editor confused and delusional
- Feb 7, 2018 - 11:39:07 AM
This morning (7 February) the editor of the Nassau Guardian continued
with the usual practice of parroting the false and discredited
propaganda that has become synonymous with the FNM.
If the Nassau
Guardian is unable to produce one shred of evidence in support of their
wild, dishonest, reckless and delusional claims of PLP greed, scandal
and corruption, then the editor should just give it a rest...
From the Office of The Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party on The Actions of The Government in The Court on Immigration
- Feb 5, 2018 - 4:07:34 PM
The PLP learned early yesterday morning that the Attorney for the
applicant who is at the centre of a dispute over his citizenship with
the Government Of The Bahamas was returned by his Attorney to The
Bahamas notwithstanding an appeal of the decision and application for a
stay was to be heard on Monday 5 February at 3 pm by prior agreement
with the Attorney General.
This behaviour is not surprising and the Government will soon learn more about the nature of the individual attorney...
Leader of the Opposition in support of Glenys Hanna-Martin
- Feb 4, 2018 - 4:03:39 PM
This afternoon we are here to support our colleague Glenys Hanna Martin
MP for Englerston in her just fight to represent the people of
You will no doubt recall that Mrs. Hanna Martin is
one of four Members of Parliament for the Progressive Liberal Party in
the House of Assembly and the only woman representing our party in that
Senator Fred Mitchell on recent immigration decision in the courts
- Jan 31, 2018 - 12:40:44 PM
I have advised the Leader of the party that the sensible thing for the
Government to do in these circumstances in my opinion is to appeal the
recent decision all the way up to the Privy Council.
court ought to be asked to determine the question as to whether in the
circumstances the courts, even exercising purported constitutional
remedies, are able to substitute their decision for that of the
Immigration Department as opposed to remitting the matter to the
executive, if the Supreme Court thought there was an abuse of the process. ..
PLP NtlChairman responds to PM's national address
- Jan 29, 2018 - 11:45:54 PM
The Prime Minister's National Address on the 29th January offered no immediate economic and social relief.
PLP has made this fundamental point to the country before. The net
result of the government’s fiscal and economic policies to date are
higher unemployment and a deterioration in the performance of the public
revenue. These results indicate that the economy has either stalled or
lost most of the momentum clearly evident when the PLP lost office eight
DNA: New year, new dump fires and much more of the same
- Jan 29, 2018 - 10:30:35 AM
Over the weekend, residents in Nassau with the misfortune of living near
the New Providence landfill were awoken by the smell of noxious fumes
and thick heavy smoke – the result of yet another dump fire. The health
and environmental implications of these toxic fires have been well
documented and have been linked to any number of illnesses facing
Bahamians. While in opposition, the FNM was extremely vocal about the
PLP’s poor handling of the dump. At the time, they promised immediate
action and vowed to make the plight of area residents a priority of an
FNM administration. This unfortunately can now be added to the list of
broken promises made by this government, who, like the PLP before, it
has FAILED TO ACT...
Statement by Senator Dr. Michael Darville on the economy of Grand Bahama
- Jan 26, 2018 - 9:29:51 AM
After months of public demonstrations and urging by the people of Grand
Bahama for the government to fix the economy of Grand Bahama, the Park
and Shop business establishment is closing its doors after decades of
service due to the poor economy. This closure adds to the unemployment
woes of this island.
What is the Prime Minister's message to the
people of Grand Bahama in the face of this announced closure and the
further deterioration of this island's economy? He told the straw
vendors to have faith but faith without works is dead...
Statement from the Office of the Leader of the Opposition FNM Government admits Its policies created higher unemployment
- Jan 23, 2018 - 6:23:23 AM
Today’s headline story in the Nassau Guardian shows that the Finance
Minister and his colleagues in the FNM deliberately created higher
unemployment in The Bahamas to fulfill their political agenda.
the same time as they have agreed that what they have done since coming
to office will raise unemployment, they now want to blame the PLP. This
is part of the FNM’s pattern of behavior: blame everyone except
themselves. Let me make it clear, the FNM is the Government...
Statement by the Leader of the Opposition on the purported removal of certain URCA board members
- Jan 21, 2018 - 8:00:46 AM
Statement by the Leader of the Opposition On The Purported Removal Of Certain URCA Board Members
PLP notes the purported changes in the membership of the Utility
Regulatory Competition Authority's (URCA) Board of Directors. We
question whether the Government has acted properly and according to law
by appointing and announcing changes to the Board. We are deeply
concerned that the changes announced by the Attorney General are ultra
vires the Act.
The law surrounding and governing any and all changes to this statutory board are as follows...
DNA: Where is the bahamian plan?
- Jan 18, 2018 - 11:24:57 AM
In the eight short months since taking the reigns of governance, the
Minnis administration has seemingly adopted the same late again, and
foreigner dependent style of governance made popular by the Progressive
Liberal Party during their last term in office. Despite its many
campaign promises the government has failed to put forward any plans
designed to meet the needs of the citizenry and have instead focused its
efforts on fast tracking legislation which satisfy foreign interests
and bend to international pressures.
First, the government set an
aggressive 2019 timetable for the Bahamas’ accession to the WTO, which
has left little time for local businesses to prepare for impending
changes to the business climate...