August 16, 2020
I am disappointed, yet not surprised, by this false and malicious story, concerning my presence at a local bar/restaurant, which would be in direct contravention of the Competent Authority’s National Emergency Orders.
I support the Prime Minister as he leads us through this current health pandemic. It is sad to see the level that individuals who oppose the Government would stoop to in order to create confusion and malign one’s character and integrity. Unfortunately, we are at a time in our history where “fake news” is the order of the day, and persons take certain liberties they ought not to in order to advance their political agendas.
I categorically deny any story concerning my arrest and detainment, and state unequivocally that I would not participate in any activity that would bring me, my family, and the party of which I have the pleasure of serving as Chairman, into disrepute. I do not subscribe to socializing at bars, and encourage all citizens to dismiss fake news outlets and obtain their information concerning Covid-19, and any other matter of national importance from credible sources.
My thoughts and prayers remain with all Bahamians and residents as we continue to navigate some of the most difficult times our country has ever faced.