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Prayer Breakfast Address by PLP Leader Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis - Oct 22, 2017 - 11:12:56 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - 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 53rd National Convention of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Prayer Breakfast Sunday, 22nd October 2017, 7:30 a.m. Meliã Resort, Cable Beach

Salutations:Chairperson, Party Officers... Good morning!

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  These wonderful words of promise were left for us the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah at Chapter 29, Verse 11.

It is in this spirit of awareness that I greet you this morning.  An awareness that, even in challenging times, our destiny has long been mapped out.
  
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Davis Seeks to gain confidence of Bahamian People - Oct 21, 2017 - 8:39:20 PM

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Convinced that his journey on the 'Road to Triumph in 2022' will fully reveal how God turns opposition into opportunity, Philip 'Brave' Davis says he is ready to do all he can to regain the confidence of the majority of Bahamian people.

Davis, in sharing his platform prepared for the upcoming PLP National Convention, is calling on Party Stalwarts and supporters to join him for a time to promote unity and strength, a move which he believes will bring about wise, brave and compassionate action.
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Remarks by Hon. Philip Brave Davis on the Occasion of New Providence Central Regional Meeting - Oct 16, 2017 - 7:30:59 PM

Nassau, The Bahamas - 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 New Providence Central Regional Meeting Monday, 16th October 2017, 7:00 p.m. Columbus Primary School Wulff Road and Collins Avenue

Theme: “Change will Come!”

Salutations: Chairperson, Party Officers...

Convention is near!  Are you ready to work? Are to ready to rebuild and reform this great Party?  By this time next week, I will be nominated to lead the great Progressive Liberal Party...      
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We are Good To PLP Women lineup in support behind Brave Davis! - Oct 11, 2017 - 11:14:53 PM

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PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis took his ‘Road to Convention’ to a special conclave hosted by the New Providence Women’s Branch of the PLP on Saturday, October 7th at Sir Lynden Pindling House.

After spending most of the day traveling with Mr. Davis, the first female Deputy Prime Minister Cynthia ‘Mother’ Pratt was also in attendance at the conclave. Mother Pratt shared a tearful story of the love, friendship, and kindheartedness of Party Leader Davis, who, she related, had come to her rescue in her most difficult time...
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Philip Brave Davis delivers another successful campaign stop in Central and South Eleuthera - Oct 11, 2017 - 10:53:27 PM

Eleuthera, Bahamas - Ending the evening with a full house of party supporters in the community of South Eleuthera PLP, Leader Philip Brave Davis ended the evening with the song ‘Let’s Stay Together’.
 
The Leader on his ‘Road to Convention’ swing across the country delivered another powerful message to Rebuild, Reform and Rebrand the PLP. The party is headed into a National Convention set for October 22 – 25.

Mr. Davis, along with MPs, Chester Cooper, Picewell Forbes, Senators Fred Mitchell, Jobeth Coleby-Davis and Clay Sweeting, all appeared on the platform...
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Address by PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis at the Conclave hosted by the New Providence Branch of he Progressive Liberal Party - Oct 7, 2017 - 7:48:39 PM

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Keynote Address by Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis, Q.C., M.P. Leader of the Official Opposition and Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party on the Occasion of Conclave of the New Providence Women’s Branch of the Progressive Liberal Party Saturday, 7thOctober 2017, 3:30 p.m. at Sir Lynden Pindling Centre Farrington Road
Theme:“Does Your Shoe Fit?  Step into Your Purpose”

Salutations: Madam  Chairperson, Executives and Members of the Women’s Branch...
Human history gives a very confusing picture of the proper role of women in the family and in society. In some cases, she is the dominant figure, while in many cultures and throughout much of history she has been viewed as second-class at best, and little more than property or chattel at the other extreme...
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Remarks by Philip Brave Davis as he launched his campaign for Leader of the PLP - Oct 7, 2017 - 11:45:26 AM

Remarks by PLP Leader Hon. Philip Brave Davis Q.C. as he lPrayer Breakfast launched his campaign for Leader of the PLP... Saturday 7th October 2017 Grand Hyatt • Baha Mar Convention Centre Davies Ballroom:

Good Morning!

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”  

Today, this is our season for renewal, a time to recommit to our core values while we reflect, rebuild, and renew the PLP...
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Philip Brave Davis House Contribution to thank the Governor General for the Speech from the Throne - Oct 6, 2017 - 9:01:54 AM

Hon. Philip Brave Davis MP Member for Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador Leader of the Opposition Contribution to Debate to thank the Governor General for Her Speech from the Throne 5thoctober 2017:
 
INTRODUCTION

Mr. Speaker,

I rise on behalf of the faithful and hardworking people of Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador; islands to which I have strong familial ties and longstanding professional and social associations. I remain ever grateful to Almighty God for this privilege to stand here...
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Statement by Jerome Fitzgerald in response to Works Minister Desmond Bannister - Sep 27, 2017 - 3:51:28 PM

Statement by Jerome Fitzgerald Former Education Minister in response to Works Minister Desmond Bannister:

It is obviously to me that the Honourable Desmond Bannister has nothing better to do with his time than to mislead the House and the Country where I am concerned. One would have thought that in light of the recent hurricane and the many school repairs still underway a month after school openings, he would have been more productively engaged, but clearly this is not the case.

The Minister appears to be quite versed on the ruling in the recent Save the Bays matter...
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Exuma all ready to support PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis and Chester Cooper at Convention! - Sep 26, 2017 - 8:02:59 AM

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PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis and team took their message to the people of Exuma Monday as his ‘Road to Convention’ swing continued.
 
Deputy Leader candidate and Exuma MP Chester Cooper, South Andros MP Picewell Forbes and Senate Jobeth Coleby-Davis also met party supporters on the ground and were welcomed.
 
The Party Leader travels will continue into Fresh Creek, Andros moving across Central Andros...
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Komolafe: Hurricane relief efforts should be prudent, pragmatic, logical and holistic - Sep 25, 2017 - 5:02:27 PM

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) joins the rest of the nation and the world at large in prayers for persons that have been displaced, dispossessed or impacted in some form by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. We are mindful that the devastation left in the wake of these storms has affected individuals both at home here in The Bahamas, the Caribbean region and the United States.  

In the midst of the challenges we all face in rebuilding, it is imperative that a prudent, pragmatic, logical and holistic approach is adopted. In this regard, we note with interest the commitment made by Prime Minister, Dr. The Hon. Hubert A. Minnis to accommodate Dominican students into the Bahamian school system in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s catastrophic impact on the island of Dominica...
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Remarks by PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis at the PYL Installation - Sep 24, 2017 - 3:40:08 PM

Remarks by Hon. Philip Brave Davis Q.C,  Leader of the Opposition Sunday 24th September 2017 at PYL Installation:

Youth is a critical component of the future of this organization, and of the development of our nation.
 
Your participation here today speaks volumes to our country at large.
 
All is not lost!...
 
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Brave Davis: The need for a bipartisan approach to fighting crime - Sep 21, 2017 - 10:34:44 AM

Statement By Hon. Philip Brave Davis, Leader of The Opposition:

The Free National Movement during the general election identified reducing criminal violence as a critical priority for their administration. The government's crime strategy remains nonstrategic and unprioritized. Independently from the human tragedies leaving a trail of violence across the corridors of our country, violent crimes remain an impediment to our economic development.

The reality of the country's crime circumstance implores the Progressive Liberal Party to agitate a bipartisan approach beyond just scrutinizing government policy...
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PLP Leader Brave Davis makes stops in South and Central Andros - Sep 19, 2017 - 3:22:59 PM

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PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis travelled to South Andros and Mangrove Cay on his ‘Road to Convention’ stops across the Bahamas.
 
MPs Picewell Forbes, Chester Cooper, and Sen. Jobeth Coleby-Davis joined Mr. Davis for the visit where residents put questions about the way forward for the Progressive Liberal Party.
 
The PLP is gearing up for its National Convention, which will be held at the Melia Hotel beginning October 22 - 25....
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Bahamas Opposition leader addresses packed hall of supporters on Grand Bahama - Sep 16, 2017 - 3:59:05 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Friday, September 15th, 2017 Hon. Philip Brave Davis Q.C., Leader of The Bahamas official opposition, PLP delivered an address to a packed hall of supporters at the Bahamas Union of Teachers Hall on Pioneers Way. What follows is the text of his speech.

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery!

Stalwart Councillors, Party Officers, PLPs Good Night! It is good to be in Grand Bahama tonight! I am at home in Grand Bahama! I am happy to be here to let you know that our party is not dead! We are alive!

We will rebuild! And not long from now we will return as the Government of The Bahamas.

Despite being alive we know all is not well! There is no doubt that our party is at a crossroads! These are serious times in our country … and these are serious times in our beloved PLP! Only four short months ago we suffered the worst election defeat in the history of our party...

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Opposition Leader Brave Davis calls on Grand Bahamians to join him in rebuilding the PLP - Sep 16, 2017 - 10:10:33 AM

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Supporters of the PLP gathered at the B.U.T Hall as Philip Brave Davis was welcomed to Freeport Friday September 15th, 2017 as his road to the 2017 Convention campaign took the party leader into Grand Bahama.
 
Scores of Grand Bahama delegates packed the hall, taking every seat In the building and leaving standing room only.
 
Mr. Davis joined a pannel of Grand Bahama leaders as he announced plans to rebuild, rebrand and renew the PLP.
 
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Glenys Hanna Martin - Shadow Minister for National Security Statement - Sep 5, 2017 - 6:40:46 AM

The reports of 9 shootings last night resulting in at least two fatalities in multiple incidents occurring in various areas of New Providence are matters of grave concern to all right-thinking Bahamians.

Last weekend, just prior to this horrific night of violence we learned of 3 murders occurring throughout The Bahamas. In the last few days an 8- month old infant was murdered.

Within the last 4 months alone we have had more than forty (40) murders. This horrifying rate of killing and bloodshed combined with what appears to be an alarming rise in armed robberies have escalated levels...
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Progressive Liberal Party Official National General Convention announcement - Aug 28, 2017 - 3:00:55 PM

According to the Constitution of the Progress Liberal Party, there shall be a General Meeting of the Party each year in the month of either October or November or
otherwise determine by the National General Council, which the meeting shall be called the 'National General Convention, "Convention."

On Thursday, August 24th 2017, the National General Council of the Progressive Liberal Party ratified this year's Convention to convene at Melia Nassau Beach from October 22 - 25 at which time all elected offices of the Party will become vacant.
During this year's highly anticipated Convention the party will undergo an extensive assessment and begin the process of strategizing the way forward...
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DNA: Still No Help and Hope for Grand Bahama - Aug 27, 2017 - 2:15:21 PM

Last week, the nation’s second city took center stage on the national dailies but not in the way that many Grand Bahamians have hoped. The recent media reports surrounding the breakdown of negotiations for the sale of hotels on the Lucayan Strip on Grand Bahama are just the latest in series of unfortunate events for the island and its residents.

The passage of the hurricanes in 2004 and 2005 did irreparable damage to the Grand Bahama economy, sending thousands of Bahamians to the unemployment line when the Royal Oasis resort closed its doors. Since then the island has struggled to regain its footing and its residents though promised help and hope by successive governments have for the most part, been left to fend for themselves...
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DNA: The unfulfilled 100 days - Aug 23, 2017 - 3:39:08 PM

On May 10, The Free National Movement secured a landslide victory at the polls. Armed with a myriad of pre-election promises on how to improve the lives of Bahamians, the Minnis led opposition rode a wave of anti-PLP sentiment into office and declared that after 5 years of lackluster governance it would finally be The People’s Time. Unfortunately, more than 100 days into this term, it has become painfully clear that the FNM, though clearly capable of winning the election, was not prepared to govern.

On the campaign trail, the party’s leadership unveiled a substantial list of promises which they pledged would be part of an immediate plan of action designed to improve the lives of Bahamians.....
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