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Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, Presented Instrument of Appointment
Sep 18, 2021 - 2:27:28 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, O.N., GCMG, presented Prime Minister, the Hon. Philip Edward Davis, QC., with the Instrument of Appointment to the Office of Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas during a ceremony in the Andros Room, Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar, on Saturday, September 18, 2021.  (BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)

REMARKS BY
THE HON. PHILIP DAVIS,  M.P., QC,  
PRIME MINISTER
ON THE OCCASION OF
HIS CEREMONIAL SWEARING-IN AS
PRIME MINISTER OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2021
BAHA MAR BALLROOM

Your Excellency, the Governor-General; First Lady, Ann Marie Davis, Deputy Prime Minister Elect, I. Chester Cooper and Mrs. Cooper, Honourable and Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

I wish to thank the Bahamian people who turned out and voted resoundingly for change.

As I said on Thursday night, you voted with brave hearts, and you voted with hearts full of hope for our country.

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It was unfortunate that many Bahamians who wished to participate in this election were not able to do so. It was the first time in modern Bahamian history that so many voters were disenfranchised - and I hope it is the last. The right to vote is the essential right in a democracy.

Our new administration comes into office at a time when the Bahamian people are hurting as never before.

In recent months, as I travelled the length and breadth of our beautiful country, many people shared with me their stories of hardship and need and despair ..TO CONTINUE SEE ATTACHED....


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