March 1, 2021
The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement in response to Philip Brave Davis’ contradictory, nonsensical, partisan attacks regarding ongoing efforts to fight COVID-19:
“One only needs to pick up the newspapers to see Philip Brave Davis’ dysfunctional approach to leadership. Just these past days, one headline is blaring with Davis’ call to end a curfew. Another headline has him saying act now to avoid another wave. Which position does Davis want to take?
“As we’ve been saying for months, the old and tired Davis sees the pandemic more as an opportunity to seek political gain rather than a crisis impacting the world. Serious times call for serious leaders. Every time Davis opens his mouth he proves he is not up to the task.
“Throughout the pandemic, Prime Minister Minnis – a doctor – has made it his priority to focus on saving lives. Along with healthcare experts and community leaders, his administration has worked to lessen viral spread by instituting protocols that have gotten results. Our case numbers are low compared with other countries. Additionally, the Minnis administration has gradually re-opened the economy in a safe and responsible manner.
“According to the Global COVID-19 Index (GCI), The Bahamas is among the countries that have ‘made the most progress in curtailing the spread of the pandemic’ and our measures ‘can be used as examples of best practices’ in managing COVID-19. Davis seems to have missed that. And judging by his series of contradictory statements on what to do, or not to do, Bahamians shudder to think where we’d be if he were in charge.
“Davis needs to realize politicization of a pandemic is not a solution. It’s a recipe for disaster. Instead of seeking to score political points, Davis should consider joining leaders like Dr. Hubert Minnis in finding real solutions to the challenges facing our country.”