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FNM: Brave Davis struggling to Downplay FNM’s Leadership - Jan 15, 2020 - 6:34:17 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding Brave Davis’ response to the success of the Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference:

“Leave it to the woeful PLP’s self-anointed ‘mastermind’, the old and tired Brave Davis, to search for an angle to attack a positive, success in the Hurricane Dorian efforts. Not only were Brave’s latest attacks on the success of the Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference non-sensical and illogical, but they are also tinged with Davis’ own sour grapes – maybe for past failed leadership to deliver such results in the wake of Hurricane Matthew...
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FNM: A Recovery built on trust and accountability - Jan 14, 2020 - 6:03:54 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s success at the Hurricane Dorian Pledge Conference:

“A glaring difference between this Administration’s management of disaster recovery versus the woeful PLP, after Hurricane Matthew in 2016, is trust and accountability. $1.5 billion in pledges were captured at yesterday’s Hurricane Dorian Pledge Conference, demonstrating the international community’s trust in the FNM Government’s ability to manage donated funds appropriately...
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FNM: Minnis Leading from the Front on Post-Dorian Recovery - Jan 14, 2020 - 12:00:27 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference:

“Bahamians deserve elected leaders who take initiative and provide leadership, even during turbulent times. Time and time again this is the leadership we’re seeing from Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, including his efforts seeking assistance in procuring disaster recovery funds...
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DNA: Has the PM lost confidence in Health Minister? - Jan 13, 2020 - 11:33:32 AM

The abrupt transfer of the Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana (Marijuana Commission) from the Ministry of Health to the Office of the Prime Minister raises major concerns about the current administration and leaves many unanswered questions. This brings about a feeling of déjà vu for many who recall the unceremonious transfer of the BEST Commission from the Ministry of the Environment and Housing to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)...
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Opposition Leader's Monthly Press Conference remarks - Jan 7, 2020 - 10:45:05 PM

Good morning to all and a Happy New Year. I wish for all of you, health, safety, happiness and prosperity.

I also take this opportunity to congratulate the newest member of the Bahamas Supreme Court, Mr. Loren Klein. A career public servant, Mr. Klein served with distinction as a senior officer on the Royal Bahamas Defence Force...
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DNA: Bahamasair saga is a national disgrace - Jan 7, 2020 - 5:41:22 PM

The national carrier has been plagued by political interference, mismanagement and inefficiencies for decades. Successive administrations led by the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and Free National Movement (FNM) have presided over the deterioration of the operations and financial position of Bahamasair.

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) has noted numerous media reports in relation to the failure of Bahamasair to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards...
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DNA: FNM’s Campaign promises and lies - Jan 7, 2020 - 1:15:59 PM

As we entered a new year, the Bahamian people expected to be inspired that the days ahead will be brighter than those behind them. Individuals still seeking some normalcy in their lives after Hurricane Dorian awaited a message of hope and a cogent plan for the future. Many struggling residents that are being pushed towards poverty wanted to know that relief is in sight. The Prime Minister failed us all when he showed that his focus and motivation is his re-election to office.

Bahamians are extremely disappointed in a Prime Minister that professes a concern for the people but whose policies have done more damage to the financial status of Bahamians than any of his predecessors...
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FNM: PLP makes it clear; no apology for negligence - Jan 5, 2020 - 4:15:51 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding recent reports of “dubious” contracts signed by the Ministry of Health during the Christie Administration:

“Sadly it comes as no surprise that the Christie Administration locked the Ministry of Health into $70 million in contracts without the funding to complete the projects, even sending down payments with no intention of finalizing the work. Looking back...
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FNM: PLP still irresponsible - Dec 15, 2019 - 7:20:50 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding Brave Davis’ failed motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Minnis:

“Like relics of the past, the latest politically motivated stunt by the old and tired Brave Davis and his most loyal henchman, Fred Mitchell, only serves to remind Bahamians why they cast aside the woeful PLP in historic fashion in 2017...
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FNM: Failed vote of no confidence a waste of time - Dec 12, 2019 - 10:04:42 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the PLP’s failed motion of no confidence:

“To no one's surprise the woeful PLP’s ill-advised, ill-conceived, partisan political no confidence stunt, led by the old and tired Brave Davis, fell flat on its face - a complete failure. What it did do was waste valuable time and drew attention away from pressing issues like the recovery efforts being implemented in the wake of Hurricane Dorian...
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Brave Davis House Contribution on No Confidence Vote in the Prime Minister - Dec 11, 2019 - 5:00:55 PM

Thank you Mr. Speaker

WHY ARE WE HERE?!

I take no pleasure in this debate of No Confidence today, but what is at stake is bigger than me or any individual in this place. What is at stake is our democratic system of government and the tenets, the laws, the conventions, processes, procedures and practices that undergird them...
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DNA Investigate Education Loan Scandal - Dec 11, 2019 - 3:20:27 PM

According to media reports, three members of the Minnis-led Free National Movement (FNM) administration - one in the Senate and two sitting as Members  of Parliament in the House of Assembly, have for more than a decade, owed thousands of dollars to the Education Loan Authority (ELA) of The Bahamas.

It is alleged that the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture - Lanisha Rolle and MP for West End and Bimini - Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe are confirmed to be paying on their debts...
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DNA outlines case for no confidence in Prime Minister - Dec 10, 2019 - 10:20:31 AM

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) called for a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Hubert Minnis on July 16, 2019 following damning revelations on the circumstances surrounding the award of a contract to a sitting Cabinet Minister.

We urged the Leader of the Official Opposition to exercise his constitutional duties for which he is paid by taxpayers in The Bahamas...
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FNM: Ill-Timed Political Theatre by Brave Davis - Dec 8, 2019 - 3:31:24 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding Brave Davis’ motion to bring forward a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister:

“The woeful PLP’s objection to FNM policies is nothing new. However, their opposition to improving the state of The Bahamas, for political reasons, is a new low in Bahamian politics. Brave’s attempt to score political points off the suffering of Bahamians after Hurricane Dorian is a disgusting and ill-timed instance of political theatre... 
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FNM: PLP Undermining progress for politics - Dec 6, 2019 - 7:40:29 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the PLP’s proposed vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Minnis:

“A partisan political manoeuvre, by a blatantly political Brave Davis and his PLP flock, bereft of ideas and solutions to many of the problems they created for our country in their disastrous reign in government...
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DNA: How many times will the government be blindsided - Dec 4, 2019 - 7:15:23 PM

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is disappointed that despite all the efforts made by The Bahamas to adhere to international standards, our nation has been placed on an adverse listing yet again. According to media reports, The Bahamas has been added to a blacklist of tax havens by France. The premise for this action has been identified as a lack of enough cooperation on financial transparency.

The current administration has presided over multiple blacklisting of The Bahamas by the European Union, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Financial Action Task Force (FATF)...
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FNM: Chester Cooper still clinging to the past - Dec 4, 2019 - 4:30:44 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding Chester Cooper’s call for the Prime Minister’s resignation:

“In May 2017, Bahamians overwhelmingly voted to end the corruption, incompetence and neglect of the woeful PLP, led by a Christie Administration that looked out for its corrupt politicians more than the people they were elected to represent. The election result came as a shock to no one...
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FNM: Delusional Davis can’t alter the past - Dec 2, 2019 - 10:15:46 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding Brave Davis’ commentary on last Friday’s blackout:

“Friday’s blackout is the direct result of years – if not decades – of neglect and mismanagement at BPL. The adverse impact of the PLP’s incompetence during their five years in power – where Brave Davis himself had a critical hand in BPL – still reverberates to this day...
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Remarks by Brave Davis at special call meeting of The National General Council of the PLP - Dec 2, 2019 - 6:04:42 PM

How y’all doing tonight PLP’s?...

CONGRATULATIONS to Shane Gibson and his legal team for a tremendous job done in the face of victor’s justice.

The acquittal was a miracle.
 
We thank lead Counsel K. D. Knight QC, Damian Gomez, Philip “Fish” McKenzie and Owen Wells for exposing what we in the PLP thought and said about these cases...

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DNA on Resignation of Senate President - Dec 2, 2019 - 1:40:25 PM

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) notes the resignation of the Senate President Kay Forbes-Smith in pursuit of greener pastures and better compensation within the newly established Disaster Reconstruction Authority.

The reality is that the Free National Movement (FNM) has been a disaster over the last three years they have been in office. This heartless and inept  administration has continued to embarrass and place more taxes on the Bahamian people since they assumed office almost three years ago...
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