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FNM: Dr. Minnis leading on the containment of COVID-19 - Mar 30, 2020 - 9:15:18 PM

The Free National Movement issued the following statement regarding Monday’s resolution by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to extend the state of emergency to April 8:

“As the severity of the COVID-19 situation grows, elected leaders around the world are enacting responses in effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Our Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, has acted swiftly, effectively and thoughtfully, serving as a calming presence to all Bahamians as we deal with this growing, global pandemic together...
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FMN: Dr. Minnis enacts new measures to protect public health - Mar 25, 2020 - 10:15:40 PM

The Free National Movement issued the following statement regarding the Prime Minister’s preventative measures in order to contain the spread of COVID-19:

“As countries around the world continue to adapt to the dangerous realities of the coronavirus pandemic, our Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, is making the tough but necessary decisions to protect lives and mitigate the associated long-term economic impact...
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FNM Calls on PLP leadership to join the fight. stop political posturing - Mar 20, 2020 - 5:42:51 PM

The Free National Movement issued the following statement regarding Brave Davis’ response to the battle our country is fighting against COVID-19:

“As the Prime Minister yesterday invoked emergency powers and announced several precautionary measures to aid in the prevention of widespread infection and contagion in The Bahamas – working to unite the country in this fight – the PLP as if on cue launched into a misguided attempt to insert partisan politics into the growing crisis... 
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FNM: Prime Minister Minnis calls for unity to overcome crisis - Mar 18, 2020 - 9:20:26 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding today’s
address by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis:

“The COVID-19 virus is unprecedented in nature and the Government is taking the unprecedented steps to fight this growing, world-wide pandemic. Our Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, understands the challenges we are facing and realizes that a crisis of this magnitude demands extraordinary measures...
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FNM: Government working aggressively to mitigate impact of COVID-19 outbreak - Mar 17, 2020 - 11:00:35 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the FNM Government’s aggressive response to the COVID-19 outbreak in order to save lives and mitigate the associated economic impact:

“In light of the looming health crisis brought about by the COVID-19 virus outbreak, our Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis is showing the bi-partisan leadership our country needs as we face this growing global pandemic...
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FNM: PLP upset at progress for Grand Bahama - Mar 3, 2020 - 4:48:09 PM

The rambling and incoherent remarks today by PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis criticizing the Grand Lucayan sale were yet another example of the PLP rooting for The Bahamas and Grand Bahama to fail.

Davis looked depressed at PLP Headquarters due to the FNM Administration’s success at selling the Grand Lucayan, creating jobs for Bahamians.

When the PLP was voted out of office in a record landslide in May 2017, there was no sale for the resort...
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FNM: No explanation for PLP’s lack of concern - Feb 26, 2020 - 11:10:09 AM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the PLP’s continued failure to recognize the alleged victims of Peter Nygard:

“The old saying goes: Sometimes when there is smoke, there is fire. Yet in the case of their biggest donor, Peter Nygard, the PLP acts as if ‘there is nothing to see here, move along’. This in the face of more alleged victims coming forward since the filing of the sex-ring lawsuit against Nygard, and even as the FBI raided his company’s New York and California offices...
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FNm: PLP’s denial continues as they ignore the victims - Feb 19, 2020 - 7:50:07 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the PLP’s defensive and deflective statement regarding their ties to the Nygard sex-trafficking lawsuit:

“The PLP has sadly become unhinged and incoherent as they continue to dismissively ignore and shun the horrific claims made by the alleged victims of Peter Nygard – the PLP’s most generous benefactor – in the recently filed sex-trafficking lawsuit.

“The PLP seems to have found its role as the public mouthpiece for the Nygard defense team as they attack the lawsuit...
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FNM: PLP neglects Bahamian victims of Nygard Sex trafficking case - Feb 18, 2020 - 2:41:50 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the PLP’s response to that party’s implication in the Peter Nygard sex trafficking class action lawsuit:

“Has the PLP no shame? Have they no decency? Where is the sympathy and empathy for the alleged victims of the Nygard sex trafficking ring? The wilful callousness the PLP demonstrated toward the women who have come forward was on display again...
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FNM: PLP alleged involvement sex trafficking ring - Feb 16, 2020 - 2:18:40 PM

The recent details revealed in a lawsuit in New York – which has been reported on in the Bahamian media – alleging Peter Nygard’s involvement in a sex trafficking ring are revolting beyond imagination.

The pending class action lawsuit alleges Nygard preyed on young Bahamian girls, some between the ages of 14 to 18 years. It is further alleged that Nygard singled out vulnerable, impoverished young girls, who were encouraged to drink wine laced with drugs and then taken to his room where they were forced to perform sex acts...
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FNM: PM Minnis outlines progress in Abaco, announces new jobs on the way - Feb 12, 2020 - 9:23:10 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the Prime Minister’s speech last night discussing the announcement of new projects and providing an update on the Dorian relief effort:

“Last night our Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, delivered an optimistic update, revealing a Heads of Agreement for a new five-star residential resort in South Abaco that will bring jobs and aid in the economic revival of the island...
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I. Chester Cooper MP - House contribution on Investment Funds Amendment Bill 2020 - Feb 5, 2020 - 12:59:07 PM

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It is certainly a pleasure to speak on behalf of the people of the Exumas and Ragged Island in this House for the first time this year after an extended break.

I trust that everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I would say that 2019 was a year of ups and downs, highs and lows...
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Address by Leader Of The Opposition at National Progressive at Institute Town Hall Meeting - Feb 5, 2020 - 10:34:42 AM

Thank you moderator and a pleasant good evening to all.

Many thanks to the National Progressive Institute, the organizers of this auspicious event. I am honoured to participate in this event as we begin this public and transparent process of dialogue with the Bahamian people about their future.

First, a few words about the NPI. The NPI is enshrined in the Constitution of the Progressive Liberal Party, ratified in July 2019 as an Affiliate Organization of the PLP...
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FNM: PM Minnis moving forward on rehabilitation of offenders - Feb 3, 2020 - 7:30:55 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the Government’s effort to reform the criminal rehabilitation process:

“Our Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, is taking the charge on the long overdue effort to reform criminal rehabilitation. Thousands of our nation’s youth are being held back from pursuing their dreams because of minimal drug charges and other small offenses...
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FNM: Education investments showing return - Feb 2, 2020 - 3:05:33 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the enrolment increases at the University of The Bahamas (UB):

“Before taking office in 2017, the FNM committed to raising the standards of education, expanding educational opportunities for every Bahamian and improving education overall. With enrolment increasing at the University of The Bahamas, the Minnis Administration is making positive progress and getting results...  
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FNM: Accomplishments putting FNM in Position for 2022 Victory - Jan 23, 2020 - 9:45:30 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding Prime Minister Minnis’ speech on the 2022 re-election effort:

“The FNM’s victory train has left the station and is moving full steam ahead in preparation for a 2022 re-election victory. Our Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, set a vision for better education with success, significantly improved infrastructure, provided tax relief and oversaw positive economic growth for the first time in years...
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Leader of the Opposition on PLP attacks by the Prime Minister at FNM Rally - Jan 23, 2020 - 5:47:33 PM

Our internal polls reveal universal disdain and condemnation for what transpired with the Prime Minister last night.

With a struggling economy and a public purse under extreme pressure to meet government expenses, the Prime Minister clearly deceived the entire nation under the guise of a government sponsored Town Hall Meeting only to further fleece Bahamian tax payers into funding an FMN rally...
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DNA: PM Minnis deceived the Bahamian people - Jan 23, 2020 - 10:04:32 AM

Last evening the nation's partisan Prime Minister deceived the Bahamian people and further demonstrated that he is out of touch with the needs and the concerns of Bahamians. At an FNM rally disguised as a Town Hall Meeting, the Prime Minister as usual showed no care or compassion for the plight of the tens of thousands of Bahamians who are suffering as a result of his poor policies. Although the advertised Town Hall Meeting flyer bore the national Coat of Arms, he addressed FNMs rather than Bahamians at a public space paid for by Bahamian taxpayers...
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Leader of the Opposition on the PM and the Marijuana Commission's Preliminary Report - Jan 22, 2020 - 2:00:49 PM

I have read the Prime Minister's incredible  statements about the Marijuana Commission, the PLP'S  record on marijuana and his claims about protecting the poor. The Prime Minister  is not speaking the truth on any of those matters.

The Prime Minister says the PLP did nothing on marijuana. This is false. It was the PLP who appointed Bishop Simeon Hall to the Caricom Commission on marijuana...
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FNM: PLP – Partner to The Bahamas or Antagonist? - Jan 19, 2020 - 1:15:27 PM

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the PLP’s mounting effort to belittle the international community’s contribution to The Bahamas’ recovery effort:

“A catastrophic hurricane slammed into The Bahamas, bringing damage of biblical proportions to some of our islands. Our Government led by our Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis swung into action and continues to work every angle to help the victims of this terrible hurricane as they start what will be a long recovery...
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