Statement by the Progressive Liberal Party on job losses and the banking sector
- Nov 16, 2017 - 5:30:42 PM
Commenting on the continuing job losses and in
particular the banking sector generally, PLP National Chairman Senator
Fred Mitchell had this to say:
is always dreadful when men and women lose their jobs. It is an
unfortunate pattern so far in this administration - job losses after job
losses. The (FNM) administration thinks too often of stats and figures
and not enough about people...
Komolafe: $800m Question
- Nov 14, 2017 - 11:50:38 AM
The DNA notes the report in the Business section of The Tribune under
the headline “Gov’t to raise $800m from bond markets”. According to the
report, the Minnis-led administration aims to raise $800m on the
international private capital markets to finance the government’s
deficit for fiscal years 2016/17 and 2017/18. If successful, the bond
issue will take the government’s total foreign currency debt to an
excess of $2bn or almost 40% of the total direct charge for national
debt which currently stands at approximately $6.5bn.
This report if it is in fact accurate raises the following questions:Why has the government chosen international borrowing over domestic borrowing amidst elevated liquidity?
Komolafe: Twisted priorities of a government without a plan
- Nov 13, 2017 - 8:35:09 PM
Six months into the current Free National Movement (FNM) Minnis led
administration, the Bahamian people have watched with much dismay and
disappointment as this administration reneged on campaign promise after
campaign promise. The promise to provide relief to the masses by
eliminating Value Added Tax on bread basket items, healthcare, medical
insurance, and children’s clothing was placed on the proverbial shelf as
soon as the election was won. The hopes of our young people for free
tuition at the University of The Bahamas and opportunities for economic
stimulation from proposed tax-free zones in over-the-hill communities
were also dashed in one fell swoop by an administration that asserted
that the “cupboard was bare”...
DNA: The Culture of Corruption at BPL
- Nov 9, 2017 - 11:00:56 AM
Wednesday’s headlines surrounding the management and issuance of
contracts at Bahamas Power & Light are just the latest in a string
of revelations which have come out of BPL this year; and while we
continue to be appalled by the obvious mismanagement and abuse of
processes at the company, The Democratic National Alliance is not
surprised. Multiple audits of the goings on at BPL have uncovered a
culture of theft and corruption which has persisted across multiple
administrations. Sadly, those allegedly responsible continue to avoid
justice leaving the Bahamian people holding the bag...
DNA: Are they also Corrupt?
- Nov 8, 2017 - 4:43:19 PM
The Democratic National Alliance was both shocked and appalled to the
hear members of the Minnis cabinet attempt to defend and justify plans
for increased MP Salaries during perhaps one of the worst periods of
economic decline in our country’s history. Most disturbing however, have
been attempts to peddle the idea as a cure to the endemic culture of
corruption which has plagued our governance for decades.
those pushing this dangerous train of thought was the Minister of
National Security who claimed that the increase would somehow curb the
corrupt tendencies of those in the public sector...
Bahamas opposition leader on proposed salary increases for MPs.
- Nov 5, 2017 - 5:45:07 PM
The Progressive Liberal Party does not believe that the personal
needs of well-off politicians should come amid supposed policies of
austerity including but not limited to the firing of hundreds of public
service workers, funding cuts to essential scholarship programs for
young Bahamians and the reduction in social assistance to the poor
because the proverbial cupboard was declared bare by the Minister of
Finance. It comes off to the general public as hypocritical,
insensitive, mean-spirited and selfish.
The PLP cannot and does not support these increases for Members of Parliament as proposed by the Prime Minister.
FNM government continues to produce the wrong remedies for the wrong
time, and now it proposes to look after its own while many Bahamian
families are hurting. This is, after-all, a government whose Minister of
Tourism fired tourism personnel...
DNA: We Finally know whose time it is!
- Nov 3, 2017 - 1:49:44 PM
In a week marred by unprecedented reports of layoffs across both the
public and private sector; during the worst economic crisis our country
has ever seen and at a time when Bahamians are experiencing suffering at
an exponential level PM Dr. Hubert Minnis has put the country on
noticed that members of his government will receive pay increases during
the next budget.
Not only were the PM’s comments, sickening and
tone deaf, but they wreak of hypocrisy and prove once and for all that
Dr. Minnis is a far cry from the transformative leader he wishes us to
think he is...
Maynard-Gibson QC responds to Foulkes
- Nov 3, 2017 - 1:42:31 PM
Statement in response To Michael Foulkes by Mrs. Allyson Maynard-Gibson QC 2nd November, 2017:
have never abused my authority as Attorney-General. Michael Foulkes is
the last person who should accuse anyone of wrongdoing. I have
repeatedly said publicly that, as Attorney-General, I routinely
exercised my discretion to sign a Nolle, having received the benefit of
the written advice and recommendation of the DPP. Michael Foulkes should
also take note of the DPP’s often reiterated statement that Nolles are
issued where there is a constitutional issue...
DNA: Is it Really the People’s Time: Layoffs
- Nov 1, 2017 - 8:41:53 PM
The Democratic National Alliance was disheartened to hear about the
termination of a group of hard working Bahamians attached to the Gaming
Board. These firings are just the latest in a series of staff cuts which
have taken place at government agencies around the country since the
Minnis Administration took office. Some media estimates suggest that
hundreds of jobs have been cut since May 10.
The DNA is fully
aware that governing requires difficult decisions being made to right
size the country’s economy, however, as part of its’ mandate, it is also
the responsibility of a good government to protect and enhance the
dignity of its citizens as well...
Davis: Zero Tolerance To Corruption In New PLP
- Oct 30, 2017 - 1:40:24 PM
Under his watch as the newly re-elected leader of the Progressive
Liberal Party, Philip 'Brave' Davis promises that there will be "zero
tolerance" to corruption in the party, as the PLP must now remain
committed to its journey of reform and renewal.
at the fabric of our social compact. Where it exists, it must be
punished, Davis said while giving his victory speech to excited PLPs
during the climax of the 53rd National Convention held October 22 - 25.
He noted that not only is private gain at the expense of public progress
a terrible kind of sin...
Address by Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party at 53rd National Convention of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)
- Oct 26, 2017 - 12:10:11 PM
New Providence, 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 53rdNational
Convention of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Wednesday, 25th
October 2017 Meliã Resort, Cable Beach:
Salutations:To our Deputy Leader I. Chester Cooper and Mrs. Cooper...
I Philip Edward “Brave” Davis accept your mantle as Leader of the Great Progressive Liberal Party! What a night! Good evening!
I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for bestowing upon me
this position of trust. I pledge to execute my duties honourably and
fairly and to the best of my ability – with the help of God and all of
McCartney’s Farewell Speech
- Oct 25, 2017 - 1:16:03 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, Party Officials, Friends, Family Members, Good
Evening. Let me begin by saying thank you to all of you who are present
here tonight. Many of you have been here from the very beginning, others
joined the journey along the way…And what a journey it has been.
say Invention and Innovation are born out of necessity. Once a question
is asked or problem presents itself, the mind begins to ponder a
solution. When the DNA was formed, our beloved Bahamaland was at a
crossroads.Economic conditions were beginning to worsen, we were losing more and
more of our young people to violence on our streets and the government
of the day seemed intent on ignoring the will of the people. Against
this backdrop the idea of the Democratic National Alliance was born...
DNA's Special Meeting/Elections
- Oct 24, 2017 - 11:55:08 PM
Pursuant to Article 42 of the Democratic National Alliance's
Constitution, a Special Meeting was held on October 24th 2017 in which
Christopher A. Mortimer became the DNA's Interim Leader following the
resignation of Branville McCartney. After a nomination and election
process, Arinthia S. Komolafe was elected to fill the deputy leader
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.
Davis Seeks to gain confidence of Bahamian People
- Oct 21, 2017 - 8:39:20 PM
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
Women Still Important to the PLP
- Oct 21, 2017 - 12:09:07 AM
Even before the formation of the great Progressive Liberal Party, women
have always played a leading role in the positive growth and development
of The Bahamas, therefore, it was no strange thing that when the
opportunity came for them to vote, they seized it observing and knowing
it would be the PLP that would give them the ability to build a
It was through the unity of the Women's
Suffrage Movement that a foundation was provided for courageous women to
demonstrate their right to vote in the General Elections.
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
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...
We are Good To PLP Women lineup in support behind Brave Davis!
- Oct 11, 2017 - 11:14:53 PM
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.
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...
Philip Brave Davis delivers another successful campaign stop in Central and South Eleuthera
- Oct 11, 2017 - 10:53:27 PM
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
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
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...