February 11, 2021
The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis’ latest politically motivated theatrics:
“This FNM Government began its tenure in 2017 by improving infrastructure throughout the country, cleaning up a landfill the woeful PLP neglected for years, launching crime reduction initiatives, expanding education for all Bahamians, and focusing on long-term job growth. That economic focus resulted in two straight years of positive growth after five years of zero or negative economic growth under the former PLP Government. When historic crises struck, our FNM Government continued its proactive posture. We prioritized saving lives and seeking to help those in need from the inevitable economic impact.
“All along the way, Davis has rooted against anything and everything that moved the country forward. Even today, Davis prefers to use the House of Assembly floor to showcase his politically motivated attacks rather than engaging in meaningful solutions that unite the country in challenging times.
“Sadly, Davis and his team fail to realize ripping off words and lines from the past used to highlight his party’s repeated incompetence, rampant corruption and failures isn’t policy. It’s just plain embarrassing!
“Yet while Davis was on his latest regurgitated rant, the FNM Government was tabling legislation to meet the people’s expectations of a higher standard of transparency and accountability. After passing the Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2018, which created new standards of transparency and accountability, Prime Minister Minnis is now working to make public financing more transparent and in line with international expectations.
“By implementing outcomes-based budgeting and reporting, setting parameters for debt ceilings and modernizing our budgeting process, the Minnis Administration is creating a more responsible Government for generations to come.
“Regardless of Davis’ latest antics, the Minnis Administration will continue its efforts to build a more transparent, accountable Government that serves all Bahamians and not just the chosen few served by the PLP Leader and their previous Government.”