Leader of Opposition on Overview of post Hurricane activities
- Sep 10, 2019 - 1:19:33 PM
To date I have led a delegation to Moores Island, Treasure Cay, Grand
Bahama and just yesterday we landed in Marsh Harbour and left from Sandy
Point and had the opportunity to see much of the devastation wrought on
the super structure, infrastructure and most importantly, the impact it
had on the lives of thousands of Bahamians.
comprised Deputy Leader Chester Cooper, MP for Englerston Glenys Hanna
Martin, Senators Darville and Coleby-Davis along with party officers.
each trip we carried a limited but a variety of supplies including
water, generators and canned and dry food products subject to the
capacity of the aircraft.
Glenys Hanna-Martin on update on post hurricane activities
- Sep 10, 2019 - 1:16:36 PM
we traveled to Marsh Harbour, and Spring City, Abaco. I accompanied the
Leader there and we were able to view first hand the devastation and
destruction wrought by Hurricane Dorian
The Leader has appointed a
Disaster Relief Committee dubbed Operation Restoration which I co-Chair
with Sen Michael Darville who is today in Freeport overseeing our
efforts there including the distribution of meals to approximately 200
The Leader has appointed a Disaster Relief Committee dubbed Operation
Restoration which I co-Chair with Sen Michael Darville who is today in
Freeport overseeing our efforts there including the distribution of
meals to approximately 200 people daily...
Remarks by Philip Brave Davis at The Pan American Games Awards Ceremony
- Aug 28, 2019 - 6:00:19 PM
I fully adopt the establish protocol.
Many thanks to the Bahamas Olympic Committee for your kind invitation to
participate in this special event in the life of our young athletes. A
pleasant good evening to all assembled here, especially the family,
friends and supporters of our young athletes who continue to inspire a
generation of Bahamians while strengthening the Bahamas global sports
DNA: Government must now answer on corruption
- Aug 28, 2019 - 3:40:58 PM
The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) has reviewed the recent
ruling by the Court of Appeal in the Frank Smith matter. According to
court documents, the appellate court dismissed the argument made by the
prosecution that Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt erred in her
ruling that Ms. Barbara Hanna was not a reliable witness and therefore,
there was no case to answer. While the Court of Appeal acknowledged that
the Chief Magistrate made some procedural missteps, they concluded that
there was an 'abundance of examples of doubtful testimony' from Ms.
Davis in response to government's 'frank' meeting with union leader
- Aug 26, 2019 - 11:00:25 PM
The so called 'frank' meeting between the government and labour unions
on the 24th August achieved nothing and exposed the public to what the
PLP had asserted and predicted over two budget cycles: the government's
financial administration was wanting and the Finance Minister did not
and still does not know what he was doing.
The PLP decried the
$60 million lump sum payment to one vendor; the unsolicited tax breaks
to companies with turnovers in excess of $50 million...
PLP Leader and Spokesman on BPL and National Energy Policy
- Aug 11, 2019 - 8:43:46 PM
After all of the touring and explanations by BPL
this afternoon, the power is still off and there is no end in sight to
the power cuts.
This afternoon throughout the island of new
Providence, the power is off in large swaths of neighborhoods. As a
DNA responds to May 2019 Labour Force Survey
- Aug 11, 2019 - 3:50:13 PM
The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) acknowledges the labour force
survey results recently released by the Department of Statistics. The
results come at a time when the government is desperate for some
positive news to distract us from the national crisis that continues to
inflict much suffering on residents due to massive load shedding by
Bahamas Power & Light, conflicts of interest scandals and the
obvious leadership deficit in government...
DNA Chairman: DNA on Compass Point Saga
- Aug 8, 2019 - 12:31:31 PM
The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is deeply concerned by the recent
saga involving the owner of Compass Point Resort and the Government of
It was disappointing to see a foreign investor
lambast a sitting administration while using the employment of Bahamian
workers as a bargaining tool. Simply put, it is totally unacceptable for
any investor to use Bahamians as pawns to force the government to meet
The Leader of The Opposition, Philip Brave Davis Renewal: A Call to Action
- Jul 24, 2019 - 2:25:59 PM
On the eve of the Progressive Liberal Party’s 54th convention, I would like to share a few thoughts.
theme of our convention is Renewal: A Call to Action. We have
approached our work of reinvigorating the Progressive Liberal Party with
a sense of urgency, because The Bahamas needs a strong, inclusive,
forward-looking party that stands up for the people...
DNA Leader on resignation of T. Brent Symonette
- Jul 16, 2019 - 4:36:27 PM
Today, for and on behalf of the Bahamian people, the DNA launches its 10
days of Activism demanding transparent, accountable and anti-corrupt
We have assembled here today before this landmark
building, the Town Centre Mall, a symbolic landmark of corruption,
cronyism, nepotism and conflicts of interest.
Bahamians, we have
stepped to an all-time low. Our Government has no shame. Our leaders
have no shame...
DNA Deputy: Political favors costing taxpayers under PLP and FNM
- Jul 4, 2019 - 3:30:42 PM
The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) continues to observe Prime
Minister Minnis and his band of merry men as they inflict suffering on
the Bahamian people. This has been evident from the passage of the
Commercial Enterprise Act spearheaded by former Minister Brent
Symonette, to presiding over the multiple blacklisting of our financial
services industry, rise in unemployment and poor labor relations, to
increasing VAT to 12% when Bahamians can't pay their bills or find good
paying jobs to have a decent standard of living...
DNA Chairman: We are in a national crisis
- Jul 3, 2019 - 5:15:08 PM
Bahamians are in a state of hopelessness, frustration and annoyance by
the recent blackouts that have become a part of everyday life in our
country. The load shedding exercise being carried out by BPL is evidence
that successive Free National Movement (FNM) and Progressive Liberal
Party (PLP) administrations including the current Minnis-led
administration lack a viable plan for reliable and sustainable energy.
Meanwhile, while the people sweat, PM Minnis and his entourage are in
comfortable and air conditioned accommodation at a resort in St. Lucia...
DNA: Debate is about economic empowerment and equal opportunity
- Jul 2, 2019 - 12:00:43 PM
The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) has reviewed comments attributed
to the Hon. Brent Symonette regarding his unceremonious resignation from
the Cabinet of The Bahamas.
The DNA condemns any and all
attempts to further divide Bahamians along racial lines in an
environment polarized by political tribalism as created by the Free
National Movement (FNM) and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). The DNA
is the unifying force for Bahamians of all races, gender...
DNA Leader responds to resignation of T. Brent Symonette
- Jun 30, 2019 - 9:21:33 PM
The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is in possession of an official
communication from the Cabinet Office announcing the resignation of the
Hon. T. Brent Symonette as Minister of Financial Services, Trade and
Industry and Immigration effective July 1, 2019. According to the
Cabinet Office, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson will assume the same portfolio
effective July 1, 2019.
The Government of The Bahamas provided
no explanation or reasons for the abrupt and unceremonious resignation
of this high-ranking Cabinet Minister who had been described as the
Super Minister due to his multiple portfolios and responsibilities...
Davis remarks at the farewell ceremony for Governor General The Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
- Jun 27, 2019 - 8:10:38 PM
I fully adopt the established protocol.
If I had to recognize all
of the dignitaries in attendance, I would most certainly use up most of
if not all of my allotted time.
I, like many of you here today,
have known Dame Marguerite for many years. As a public figure – being
the country’s first lady for one quarter of a century - many Bahamians
became aware of the Dame through her public image as she served as
patron and fundraiser for local charitable organizations
Senator Fred Mitchell on The Guyabera in Summer Time
- Jun 27, 2019 - 11:30:12 AM
Senator Fred Mitchell speaking on the wrap up of the debate on
the 2019 Budget in the Senate has proposed to the Government that the
PLP would support a rules change in the Senate which allow men to dress
in for the sessions of the Senate during the summer time.
Mitchell recalled that there was such a rule in the public service
which has fallen into disuse and said that the rule should be returned,
given that The Bahamas is a hot country...
Senator Davis 2019-2020 Budget Contribution
- Jun 25, 2019 - 8:15:54 PM
Madame President, with your leave I would like to thank firstly the heavenly father for blessing me this opportunity.
addition, Madame President, I wish to join my colleagues on this side
and use this time to thank the leader of Opposition and the incoming
next Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas the Hon. Philip
Brave Davis for bestowing upon me his trust, and confidence to represent
in this senate for Women, Millenials and Bahamians from all walks of
life. Our Leader is a man that understands, and believes in the
philosophy of the PLP, and respects the policy of Bahamianization. Our
leader understands and connects with the story of the small man...
Philip Brave Davis 2019/2020 Budget Communication
- Jun 17, 2019 - 6:00:18 PM
Thank you for recognizing me, Mr. Speaker.
As you know, I stand
in this Honourable House on behalf of the great and resilient people of
Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador.
I also stand here today on
behalf of all who care about building a better country and a better
future, including the many Bahamians who feel left out and left behind
by this government...
DNA on Immigration Policy
- Jun 15, 2019 - 6:00:39 PM
The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) notes comments attributed to our
former leader, Mr. Branville McCartney reported in the Tribune Newspaper
(14th June 2019). As a former politician and private citizen, Mr.
McCartney is entitled to his personal opinions and lends his voice to
national issues from time to time. Additionally, as a former Cabinet
Minister with responsibility for Immigration, Mr. McCartney also has
some insights on this subject matter.
While it is apparent that
views espoused by Mr. McCartney do not constitute the official position
of the DNA, we wish to provide further clarity in this regard...
Press Conference with Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis
- Jun 4, 2019 - 11:30:28 AM
"PLP and Labour are one; we are joined at the hips" said PLP Leader, the
Hon. Philip Brave Davis, as he addressed the media during his monthly
He noted the 1977 Memorandum of Understanding
between the PLP and Labour unions that paved the way for the modern
labour laws workers enjoy today, including agency shop.
on the PLP to craft another MOU with the Labour Unions for the further
protection of the rights of and benefits for workers...