August 10, 2020
FNM Chairman Carl Culmer Sr. issued the following statement in support of the Prime Minister’s National Address on Sunday, August 9, 2020:
As the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, and as many rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, we are thankful that our nation was spared further destruction by Hurricane Isaias.
Our Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis continues to demonstrate sound leadership while some choose to sow seeds of division. I find it utterly distasteful that members of the opposition are unable to lay down their political swords during a time when so many Bahamians face difficulties.
We are certain this country is better off under the careful and considerate leadership of our Prime Minister rather than the erratic and misguided leadership of PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis. Bahamians dread the thought of a Davis Administration in office at a time like this.
The twin crises of Hurricane Dorian and the pandemic were not of the Prime Minister’s making as the opposition would have you believe. As a people we must not be fooled by their silly political rhetoric.
To fight the virus, aggressive contact tracing continues. Scores more are being tested. The Government is expanding bed capacity to care for those battling COVID-19. Additionally, food assistance is being provided to more than 110,000 people who face difficulties as a result of the economic fallout of the pandemic.
Despite the challenges we face, I have every confidence that our country will win this fight against the virus and our economy will rebound. Bahamians are a resilient people. Let us remember to continue to be our brother’s keeper during these hard times, assisting in every way we can those who are less fortunate.