PLP Calls Benefits and Assistance to Struggling Bahamians a Waste

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February 23, 2021

The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the PLP’s response to the Prime Minister’s recent address:

“Under the direction and leadership of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, our FNM government has risen to the challenge of bringing assistance to Bahamians struggling under the economic duress of back-to-back, historic crises. The Minnis administration has delivered the largest amount of unemployment benefits in the nation’s history. Millions have been spent to provide needed food assistance to thousands of families. And small businesses suffering due to the pandemic have been helped with loans and grants.

“Leave it to the PLP – already in full campaign mode – to completely ignore these efforts and then suggest they have been wasted. They even called these desperately needed programs ‘millions of taxpayers’ dollars being blown’. They only see these programs as a waste because assistance money didn’t end up in PLP pockets.

“We are not far removed from the days when the previous PLP Government turned corruption into an artform. They saw any crisis as an opportunity where struggling families were the last to receive the promised relief. This PLP has embarked on rebuilding their old League of Corruption to what ends? It’s clear they learned little in their time out of power if they only see aid programs during a global pandemic as wasted money. Bahamians shudder to think where we’d be if Philip Brave Davis were actually leading during these crises.

“Despite Davis and the woeful PLP’s continued contradictions and nonsensical criticisms throughout this global pandemic, our FNM government will continue putting Bahamians before politics.”

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