Philip Brave Davis remarks at Southwestern Region Public Meeting
- Apr 25, 2018 - 2:59:25 PM
Remarks by Philip Brave Davis MP, QC Leader, Opposition Progressive
Liberal Party Southwestern Region Public Meeting Garvin Tynes Primary
School 25 April 2018:
It is a pleasure to be back in the all-important southern corridor.
is a current saying in our politics that the party that wins the
southern corridor wins the government and so it is vitally important
that we take our record of achievement and our message of empowerment...
Leader of the Opposition responds to PM's press conference
- Apr 23, 2018 - 5:20:13 PM
From Office of the leader of the PLP responding to the press conference of the Prime Minister upon his return to the Bahamas:
is clear that the Prime Minister is still mesmerized and full of
excessive pride by the math of the general elections, 35 to 4, even as
Bahamians have moved on from this equation and are now demanding
PLP Chairman responds to Nassau Guardian Editorial
- Apr 18, 2018 - 2:45:34 PM
The Guardian gets worse and worse every day. Their regard for the truth,
their inability to decipher fact from fiction erodes every day. They
need to hire themselves out as the official propaganda rag of the Free
National Movement. They have outdone even The Punch.
unhinged, prejudiced broadside against the PLP is their editorial of
18 April which says that we should be quiet and not answer the nonsense
that is spewed by the various spokesman for the Government from the
Prime Minister on down, simply because we lost an election last year...
DNA: The Bahamas must plan beyond the EU Blacklist
- Apr 18, 2018 - 9:43:58 AM
The decision of the European Union Code of Conduct Group (COCG) to
recommend to the Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) Council that
The Bahamas should be removed from the list of non-cooperative
jurisdictions for tax purposes is a welcome development. The
announcement that our removal from the blacklist is expected to be
approved and made official by the ECOFIN Council by May 25, 2018 is good
The short period of time between the inclusion of The
Bahamas on the infamous blacklist and the COCG's recommendation for The
Bahamas' removal suggests that we ought not to have been placed on the
list in the first place...
Leader of the Opposition responds to PM's comments abroad
- Apr 17, 2018 - 4:15:09 PM
"The Prime Minister just does not know what to say when speaking on our
behalf overseas. He has been to South America and now in Europe and at
each stop along the way, he told the world that The Bahamas is a corrupt
place in which to do business.
This bad mouthing of our country
shows that common sense is not common. To support his unfounded
allegations of a corrupt country, he claimed that 200 million dollars
was lost to corruption..."
Leader Of The Opposition responds to The House Communication by The Deputy Prime Minister
- Apr 15, 2018 - 12:31:30 PM
Statement From The Office Of The Leader Of The Opposition in response to
The House Communication by The Deputy Prime Minister Seeking An Apology
From The Leader Of The Opposition 15 April 2018:
Upon my return
to the country on Friday 13 April, I learned that the Deputy Prime
Minister Peter Turnquest took advantage of my absence from the House on
11 April to raise a controversial communication purportedly answering
statements made by me by way of a press release relating to his conduct
as Minister of Finance...
PLP Chairman on Sandilands Primary Pre School
- Apr 15, 2018 - 8:21:50 AM
The Ministry of Education must explain why it has not approved the
generous offer of a private citizen to design and build a brand new
administration building for the Sandilands Primary School in Fox Hill.
That citizen had also agreed simultaneously to retrofit the existing
administration building to accommodate a 40 child preschool.
forced to bring this to the attention of the Minister given a recent
photograph published by him of children welcoming him to a preschool.
The children of Fox Hill would love to have the opportunity to do so as
Leader of the Opposition responds to Turnquest
- Apr 8, 2018 - 8:13:14 PM
Statement from the Office Of The Leader of the Opposition on Peter
Turnquest’s attack on The Opposition Leader about the FNM’s Borrowing
Habits 8 April 2018:
Peter Turnquest’s ad hominem and highly
emotive attacks on me and the PLP for holding the FNM government’s feet
to the fire smacks of arrogance and desperation. He must account for the
government’s stewardship of the people’s scarce resources in pure
policy terms. To date, the FNM government has not been forthright,
transparent or accountable to the Bahamian people...
DNA: Who has the horse in the OBAN race?
- Mar 23, 2018 - 12:37:21 PM
As the week comes to a close, the Bahamian people must be suffering from
flashbacks to 2012 of the first year in governance of the PLP and the
failed Gambling Referendum. At that time, the Prime Minister assured
that there was “NO HORSE IN THE RACE” from his administration, but in
the end, scores of Bahamians believed otherwise.
fashion, The Oban revelations have caught the Minnis Administration in a
web of inaccuracies, half truths, misstatements and fraud. The most
unsettling part is that the revelations are still coming...
PLP Chairman in response to Tribune questions on Shanty Towns
- Mar 23, 2018 - 4:30:33 AM
Statement from The Office Of The Chairman Of the PLP Opposition Spokesman On Immigration in response to Tribune questions on Shanty Towns:
Foulkes will soon test the limits of political reality when he attempts
to raze the shanty towns in The Bahamas. The whole pronouncement with
great fanfare going into Abaco with a large delegation of adoring...
Address by Philip Brave Davis at Sadie Curtis Primary School
- Mar 22, 2018 - 8:43:21 PM
Nassau - Address by Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis, Q.C., M.P. Leader of the
Official Opposition Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party on the
occasion of A Public
Meeting; Thursday, 22th March 2018, 7:00 p.m. at Sadie Curtis Primary
Salutations: To My Parliamentary Colleagues ....
Good Evening, PLPs!
Tonight, we welcome people around the country watching and listening to this event via social media platforms...
Senator Fred Mitchell on The Fox Hill Community Centre
- Mar 21, 2018 - 6:03:34 PM
From The Office Of Senator Fred Mitchell PLP Caretaker for the Fox Hill
Constituency a Personal Statement On Fox Hill The Community Centre March
I ask the people of Fox Hill who are the owners of the Centre to focus on the following:
Fox Hill Community Centre is a privately owned facility established as a
not for profit corporation by the late George Mackey in and around
1990. It is governed by an independent Board of Directors and the
government has no role in its governance.
The Leader Of The PLP on PM's Oban Energy Statement in The House
- Mar 21, 2018 - 12:19:24 PM
I am appealing to all PLP supporters and right thinking men and women of
goodwill not to be misled or confused by the mishmash of words and the
juxtaposition of rewriting history that was the tale told by the Prime
Minister in the House of Assembly on Oban Energy and his decision to
conclude an agreement with them. What a web weaved in the House by the
Prime Minister on 20 March.
Firstly, this is not about the
Progressive Liberal Party. The PLP did not sign an agreement with Oban.
The record is clear. It is the FNM who signed a Heads of Agreement
Senator Fred Mitchell response to House comments by The Immigration Minister
- Mar 20, 2018 - 9:14:53 AM
Statement By Senator Fred Mitchell Opposition Spokesman on Immigration
responding to Minister Brent Symonette’s statements in The House on
PLP has not seen the details of the proposals on immigration by the
Minister for Immigration. Judging, however, from what is reported in
the press, the question must be asked: why would the Government waste
time on an amendment to the immigration laws to grant permanent
residence with the right to work to those who miss the application
deadline for citizenship beyond their 18th birthday...
Office of PLP Chair on immigration hires
- Mar 14, 2018 - 11:55:53 PM
It is sad that ten months after the General Election the Public Service
Minister cannot simply do his job and have the letters of appointment
issued to the immigration trainees who are working every day to defend
Yesterday his statement to the House complaining
about how they were hired left many of them depressed and dispirited.
Even those who have letters of appointment were denied a passing out
parade to show their friends and family...
DNA: EU Blacklist - Did the Government drop the ball?
- Mar 13, 2018 - 12:00:53 PM
The Bahamas was today added to the European Union’s list of
non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes (blacklist). The
blacklisting of The Bahamas was carried out despite last minute efforts
by the Government to prevent this adverse action by the EU and following
an initial exemption from the screening process due to the impact of
hurricanes on the Caribbean region in 2017.
In its press release
announcing the addition of The Bahamas to the infamous list, the EU
stated that The Bahamas “failed to make commitments at a high political
level in response to the EU’s concerns”...
DNA: EU Blacklist - Time to change our approach
- Mar 12, 2018 - 1:00:54 PM
The recent announcement that The Bahamas is at risk of being included on
the European Union’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax
purposes (blacklist) is both surprising and disappointing. According to
media reports, the Code of Conduct Group (COCG) intends to recommend to
the Council of the EU, the inclusion of The Bahamas on this infamous
In the aftermath of the recent efforts made by the
Government to avoid the blacklisting of our nation, it is clear that the
age-long practice of international and multilateral agencies
continuously moving the goal post is still alive...
DNA: Government must terminate Fraudulent Heads of Agreement
- Mar 5, 2018 - 7:55:06 PM
For weeks now, the Oban Energies melodrama has played out in the media.
Each week, new revelations have been unearthed tearing away at the
credibility of both the company and more importantly, this inept Minnis
administration, which failed on multiple fronts to maintain the
confidence of the Bahamian people in this and future foreign direct
investments. Rather than attempting to adequately address the lingering
concerns of environmentalists and the wider population, the Prime
Minister and his cabinet have often become defensive with members of the
press and others who have dared to suggest that the deal in question is
not in the best Interest of the people of the Bahamas...
DNA: Feed a Nation, Free a Nation
- Mar 1, 2018 - 3:38:42 PM
A nation’s ability to feed its citizens is by far one of the most
important markers of true development. At a time when our regional
counterparts have managed to position and market themselves as exporters
of produce, fruit and vegetables, the Bahamas has remained nothing more
than a consumer. Sadly, here at home, successive governments have paid
only lip service to the idea of agricultural development. Now, it
appears that this visionless Minnis administration is hell bent on
continuing the trend. Like other Bahamians, we in the Democratic
National Alliance (DNA) were shocked to hear the PM gush about the
possibility of having products grown in Haiti on his plate...
PLP Chairman on Tribune inquiry on morgue in Cat Island
- Mar 1, 2018 - 2:31:35 PM
following statement comes in answer to a question put by Morgan
Adderley of The Tribune on the morgue in Cat Island and related issues.
The MP for Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador the Hon. Philip Davis
has authorized the following statement:
The situation with the morgue should be properly addressed to the FNM
administration. There were provisions for a morgue in the construction
of the new clinic which had begun under Mr. Davis' superintendence as