LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION ON KEN DORSETT

07/16/17 1 AM

Message from The Hon. Philip Brave Davis MP
Leader of the PLP
To Party Supporters On The Reported Arrest Of Former MP Kenred Dorsett
13 July 2017
By Voice Note
Good morning
I wish to speak directly to members of the Progressive Liberal Party today on the reported arrest of our friend and colleague and former minister Kenred Dorsett.

You will wake up to screaming headlines and allegations, charges and counter charges. You will be exposed during the coming days to angry exchanges and slurs. Please do not be provoked. Please stand strong.

We pray for our friend and brother Ken, and his family this morning. We urge the authorities to ensure that justice is done in this case and that this is not some witch hunt, working a specific playbook, formed during an election campaign.
I wish you to bear in mind what I have just said.
You see when you look back at what the Free National Movement has done in all its previous terms in government, rather than concentrate on improving the economy and providing jobs for the country, they engage in victor’s justice and vengeance politics. They stop, review and cancel programmes left in place by the previous PLP government without any logical justification. They dismiss people at the bottom of the ladder from their employment with the government who are helpless and are unable to defend themselves. They utilise the power of the state to bring people before the courts and into police stations, with little to show and often engendering hatred that lasts for a life time.
I would have thought that they learned from their previous lessons. Alas the early signs are not good.

Over the past week, the PLP has sought to caution the new government to get to the work of governance.

Now we have this arrest. The Attorney General should only bring charges if there is cogent, probative evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, such evidence lawfully obtained without pressure, promise of advantage or threats. We await the disposition of our justice system in that regard.

What we know is that the Attorney General made a statement in the Senate proclaiming himself as a Minister of Justice; that nothing that he saw amounted to criminal matters. A few days later he resiled from that position following attacks from his own FNM partisans about his stand. This action must also be seen against the background of the Prime Minister himself announcing corruption allegations from the floor of the House and proclaiming quite extraordinarily his country as a cauldron of corruption at a recent international forum. Now we have the arrest of a former government minister. So are we dealing with a self-fulfilling prophecy?
This does not bode well.

I remind everyone that the conventions of our constitution are that each minister bears responsibility for their personal conduct in office. Mr. Dorsett understands that more than most, having been trained as a lawyer. He denies these allegations and promises to defend them vigorously. We are pledged to support him with the best counsel available. In our system, the crown must prove guilt. Mr. Dorsett has nothing to prove.
Further given all that has happened, is it possible to obtain a fair trial within this jurisdiction?

The problem here is win lose or draw, the state has now effectively working with our local press ruined a man’s reputation.
Let us pray for him and is family.

From time to time I will use this and other fora to keep you abreast.
Thank you all. Please spread this message to other PLPs. We must remain strong. We are not a corrupt organization. We do not support corruption in any form. The events now before us are designed to sap the will of PLPS and to destroy the party. I urge you to stand strong and with God’s help we will prevail.
God bless you all.
Bless the Progressive Liberal Party
God Bless the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

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STATEMENT BY SENATOR THE HON. DR. MICHAEL DARVILLE OPPOSITION SPOKESPERSON ON HEALTH

06/18/17 11 PM

STATEMENT BY SENATOR THE HON. DR. MICHAEL DARVILLE
OPPOSITION SPOKESPERSON ON HEALTH
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
18TH JUNE, 2017

DR. SANDS NEEDS TO LAY ALL HOSPITAL CONTRACTS TO PROVE HIS CLAIMS, OR APOLOGIZE TO THE BAHAMIAN PEOPLE

During his budget debate, Health Minister Hon. Dr. Duane Sands indicated that the former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) administration awarded ninety million dollars ($90,000,000.00) worth of healthcare contracts, weeks before the general election; and made specific reference to the awarding of a five hundred thousand dollar monthly maintenance contract for the mini hospital in Abaco while the facility was closed, and a four hundred and twenty four thousand dollar ($424,000.00) monthly maintenance contract for the mini hospital in Exuma, by way of the Department of Public Health. These statements are absolutely untrue.

Firstly, I remind Dr. Sands that the general election is over, that the Honourable House of Assembly is not a rally stage, and all statements made therein, must be substantiated with facts. I also wish to bring to his attention that tender documents are neither signed contracts, nor proof of payment. Dr. Sands should immediately move, therefore, to lay on the table of the Honourable House, a copy of the said signed contracts to prove his claims, which is the ‘transparent’ and ‘accountable’ course of action; or he should apologize for misleading Parliament, and the Bahamian people. This is not a political game we are playing; and people’s reputations and livelihoods are at stake.

Additionally, over two hundred thousand (200,000) Bahamians are without health insurance, and too many Bahamians suffer significantly because of health challenges brought on by chronic non-communicable diseases. Yet, instead of building on a firm foundation of progress, the FNM, in its short sightedness, has watered down the National Health Insurance (NHI) program through significant funding cuts, while giving breaks to wealthy merchants through their tax policy.

The PLP rejects Dr. Sands’ comment that the government did not receive value for money; as empirical data from our global healthcare consultants and a land mark study verified that NHI would prove to have a positive impact on the country’s GDP in both the short and long term. Subsequently, we challenge Dr. Sands to provide his empirical data to support his opposing claim.

Furthermore, it is a matter of public record that many clinics, as well as the three (3) public hospitals have been in need of repairs for many years. Therefore, putting the right infrastructure in place was part of the government’s plan to stimulate the economy of the family islands, bring islanders back home, and attract direct foreign investments to the southern Bahamas. For those reasons, it was very imprudent of the Health Minister to place a dollar value on the health of residents in these islands, when he stated that fourteen million dollars ($14,000,000.00) was too much to spend on the upgrades and construction of the much-needed healthcare facilities in Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador.

In our term of office, the PLP made a commitment to, and we offer no apology for launching NHI, and carrying out this much-needed public healthcare initiative, which encompassed the upgrading of medical facilities throughout our country. Nonetheless, to effectively implement our transformative healthcare agenda, infrastructural improvements where necessary on every island, and contracts had to be issued in order to get the job done. To date, just over twenty two thousand (22,000) residents throughout the country have registered for NHI. The process was transparent, and we are proud of this achievement on behalf of the Bahamian people.

It is abundantly clear that the FNM came to office with a huge mandate, but no plan, which is regrettable, and a disservice to the Bahamian people. The FNM promised the Bahamian people catastrophic health care, but put a fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000.00) less than what the PLP was proposing for our selective catastrophic program, which was scheduled to be launched after the general election.

Finally, I advise Dr. Sands and the FNM to cease the political posturing, and get on with the business of governance. Get to work to put in place the much-needed catastrophic healthcare coverage that you promised the Bahamian people, to implement the NHIA, to complete the NHI IT platform, and to ensure that there is equity in the system, so that all Bahamians can benefit from an enhanced health care system. After all, it is “the people’s time!”

Greetings By Leader of The Opposition At Government House

05/21/17 12 PM

On the day that the instruments of appointment for Leader of the Opposition were given 19 May:

Philip Davis, Leader of the Opposition, greets Archbishop Drexel Gomez, Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling greets Dr. Perry Gomez and former Fox Hill MP is at the door.

The former Prime Minister Perry Christie with Mrs. Anne Davis, Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis and Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling.

BREAKING NEWS: THE DEED IS DONE LORETTA IS OPPOSITION LEADER

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Where are the other MPs?

Where are the other MPs?

MINNIS REACTS TO APPOINTMENT

BREAKING: Statement from Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis:

Today, the Bahamian people will witness the abuse of our democratic process by the blind, greedy and selfish ambition of a few Members of Parliament.

As the duly elected leader of the Free National Movement, I wish to assure our faithful, dedicated, hardworking and committed members that I am not moved by these tactics. I remain steadfast in my duty to you, our supporters and the Bahamian people, to return good governance to this country and to rid the Bahamas of this inept, arrogant PLP administration. That is and will always be our primary focus.

What has occurred over the last few days in the FNM is the result of individuals who have failed to respect the democratic process of their own party. They have put their self-centered ambitions for leadership, and personal feelings toward me, ahead of the will of the people and the best interest of the country.

The Free National Movement is not distracted. Our party remains the best opportunity for real, systemic change in this country.

To our supporters in these seven constituencies, many of whom have contacted the party over the last few days expressing a sense of deep betrayal and disappointment in these representatives; please be assured that your party has not abandoned you. Indeed, we are energized and committed more than ever to ensure that you and our beloved Bahamians, receive what you truly deserve: the highest quality representation, with impeccable integrity.

To FNMs throughout The Bahamas, rest assured that your Free National Movement Party is ready, energized, and committed more than ever to fight, for and on your behalf.

As Oscar Wilde once wrote, sometimes, “what seems to us as bitter trials, are often blessings in disguise.”

May God continue to bless our beloved Bahamas.

The Opposition Leader Missteps On Bahamar

07/05/15 1 PM

generic cialis ambulance times;”>Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis has a real problem, cialis generic a terrible flaw in his political leadership.  He cannot make a decision unless he checks with a Committee of 20 people.  This is the laughable comment one has to make in response to the report in the press that after having accused the Prime Minister of lying and misleading the country on the question of what he knew about Bahamar; and being invited to see the files; the Leader of the Opposition could not agree to a meeting until he had checked with his Parliamentarians.  This is quite sad.  So you know that the answer here is don’t go to war with him , because he will have to check with the fellows first to find out if he can strike back while the Barbarians are at the gate.  Hopeless!

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The Opposition Suspended

06/14/15 1 PM

generic viagra cure times;”>Hubert Minnis, hospital the FNM Leader, and his band of merry men were trying to stop Alfred Gray from speaking in the House because they say he interfered with the judiciary and should not be in the House.  Only problem is the law is against them.  So what they could not accomplish by hook, they wanted to do by crook, i. e., to bang on the table during the House session so that Mr. Gray could not be heard.  The Speaker put up with this for a couple of months but last week, he had enough and ordered them to stop.  When they failed to do so, he suspended three of the Members including Mr. Minnis, Opposition Spokesman Hubert Chipman and Richard Lightbourne for one day. The others except Edison Key left in support.  It is remarkable that the Leader Of Opposition is interfering with the right to free speech in the House instead of championing it.

Florida Memorial Calls On The Leader Of The Opposition

04/26/15 1 PM

generic cialis store times;”>Opposition Leader the Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis and members of his Parliamentary Team, Deputy Leader, Peter Turnquest, and Senator Carl Bethel, Shadow Minister of Education, welcomed Dr. Roslyn Clark-Artis, President of Florida Memorial University (FMU), executive administrators and a group of Bahamian student leaders enrolled at FMU during a courtesy call at his No. 20 Parliament Street Office on Thursday, April 23, 2015. In their discussions, Dr. Clark-Artis noted the longstanding relationship between FMU and The Bahamas and praised Bahamian students for their high academic performance and leadership skills. Dr. Clark-Artis explained that the visit will present the opportunity to promote FMU as a viable option for Bahamians to peruse higher education. Organized by The Bahamas Alumni Chapter of FMU, the visit includes a recruitment exercise to be held on April 24. Bahamians currently represent 6 percent of FMU’s international enrollment.

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The Opposition Tries Wanted To Throw The Mace Out The Window

04/19/15 1 PM

sildenafil shop times;”>Opposition Leader Hubert Minnis and his band of 20 or so faithful followers had one more stab at it at the House of Assembly this time.  They called for Alfred Gray, best viagra the Minister for Agriculture to resign because they allege he spoke to a magistrate and sought to influence the course of the case before him when he should not have.  The matter is under police investigation and the Commissioner of Police was in the press every day saying that the report is near completion.  Anyway  lots of police showed up on House day 15th April, the talk was that on that day Leader of the Opposition Hubert Minnis was going to try and throw the Mace out of the window in a reprise  of the PLP’s action taken by then Opposition Leader Lynden Pindling on 27thApril 1965, 50 years ago next week.  One PLP Member said to herself out loud, “they will have to get to it first”.  As it turns out they had not the numbers or the stomach to do any such thing. Ah my!

 

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TRIBUTES TO MYLES MUNROE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER, FRED MITCHELL MP AND THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION DR. HUBERT MINNIS MP

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CONDOLENCES: Leader of The Opposition Dr. Hubert Minnis MP

CONDOLENCES: Leader of The Opposition Dr. Hubert Minnis MP

11/16/14 1 PM

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Myles Munroe with the Leader of the Opposition Hubert Minnis MP and Mrs. Minnis.

best viagra generic times;”>PRESS RELEASE from Opposition Leader, viagra usa capsule Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis.
Sunday November 9th, 2014

On behalf of my wife Patricia and the Free National Movement family, I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the Bahamas Faith Ministries family on the tragic loss of my friend Pastor Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth, Dr. Richard Pinder, his long time colleague, Co-founder of BFM and Assistant Senior Pastor, Youth Pastor Lavard Parks, Captain Stanley Thurston and other colleagues accompanying him. 

Tonight my heart is heavy and like millions around the world we are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of one of the worlds most noted spiritual leaders and teachers. This tragedy is both difficult to comprehend and accept but we know that Pastor Myles and his colleagues and family all enjoyed a deep and personal relationship with God and as such are resting in his arms.

Dr Myles Munroe is probably best known for his ground-breaking work on leadership and purposeful living. He was a world recognized teacher who traveled around the world Ministering to Christians and unbelievers. He gained a reputation as a leadership guru and was in high demand by governments and corporations internationally. He was an outstanding Ambassador on behalf of the Bahamas. Notwithstanding his international acclaim he was accessible to Bahamians and spoke at many local churches and events throughout the Bahamas. He periodically appeared on radio and television talk shows sharing his views on national issues from a Christian perspective.

In recent years he increasingly weighed in rather candidly on National issues seeking to exhort the nation and national leaders to speak and act in a way that was consistent with good governance and concern for the type of culture we were cultivating through our pronouncements, policies and laws. He was thoughtful and respectful in all his national debates and most importantly he was motivated by a deep sense of responsibility and love for Bahamians and nation building.
Pastor Myles Munroe rose from humble beginnings in Bain Town and rose to international acclaim and respect. Along the way he distinguished himself in every area he ventured into. He was a dedicated and effective Civil Servant before entering into full time Ministry. He was the visionary behind Al and the Visionaires a local gospel group that rose to national stardom. Their most notable hit was “Brand New World.” He and Pastor Richard Pinder founded BFM and immediately attracted a cross-section of Bahamians. This Ministry has produced national leaders in business, politics, civics and other areas of our national life.

The Bahamas has been blessed because of the tireless and selfless work of one of our greatest sons. He was an author of many books, a number of which are international best sellers. He often remarked that we should die empty having produced all that God has birthed in us. No doubt the world will mourn with us here in the Bahamas. We deeply love Pastor Myles and will miss him but shall continue his work to empower others and share the Kingdom principles that undergirded everything he said and did. In the upcoming weeks the Free National Movement will find a more permanent way to remember Dr Myles Munroe. Until then we wish to remind the public of one of his most powerful and timely quotes, “ The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.”

Opposition Spokesman On Foreign Affairs Backs Mitchell

11/16/14 1 PM

discount cialis buy times;”>fm_chippmanOpposition spokesman on Foreign Affairs Hubert Chipman had this to say about the call of Daphne Campbell, recipe the Florida legislator to boycott The Bahamas.  He spoke to The Tribune’s Nico Scavella.  The story was published on 12th November.


“When the Dominican Republic the other day deported all the Haitians, I didn’t hear the outcry that we’re hearing now, and for Campbell to go ahead and talk about boycotting the Bahamas she is totally out of order,” he said. “The question is, has she ever been to the Bahamas? Does she know the conditions that the illegal immigrants live under? So I think it’s an unfair statement she made.

 “And to threaten us? Nobody takes a threat lightly, I will tell you that. I personally do not take a threat lightly. To talk about Florida, look what Bahamians do for the Florida economy. Billions of dollars are pumped into that on a daily basis. But the thing is, we can’t go to Florida or any state for that matter, take up residence, and say ‘Oh, I’m here, I reach. There’s hard times in the Bahamas so I need to stay here’.

 “The Minister as far as I’m concerned, he’s trying to defend the Bahamas, and rightly so,” he added. “Only those who feels it knows it. (Mrs Campbell) can sit outside the country and can throw any type of blow, but she doesn’t live it. We’ve been going through this for the last 40, 50 years. We cannot continue. All we’re trying to do is enforce the laws.”

 

US CHARGE MEETS LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

09/07/14 2 PM

3rd September

 

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U.S. Charge d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson accompanied by the Embassy’s Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Neda Brown recently paid a courtesy call on Leader of the Opposition Free National Movement Dr. Hubert Minnis and other senior FNM officials to discuss issues of mutual interest. From left Ms. Johnson, generic cialis the Leader of the Opposition, Ms. Brown and Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn. (Photos courtesy of the Free National Movement).

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Chipman Opposition FNM Shadow Foreign Ministers On Haitians

08/03/14 1 PM

Hubert Chipman told the press in the Nassau Guardian following the visit of the Haitian President to the Opposition on Tuesday 29th July that the FNM agreed that the children born to Haitians in the Bahamas should be naturalized. This caused The Tribune to do a survey of their readers to find out how many agreed. Survey came back 74 per disagreed and thought they should all be shipped home. Very sad and misguided.