April 28, 2021
The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement in response to PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell’s politically motivated attack:
“One doesn’t need to look hard to see Philip Brave Davis in the background manipulating his trusted puppet, Fred Mitchell, to carry out their latest broken-record partisan attack. The disastrous duo has proven they will say anything and everything to talk down efforts to work through the crises that have hit our country. Most see a time of crisis as an opportunity to bring Bahamians together and work for the common good. Sadly, Davis and Mitchell see it as an opportunity to try and score bizarre political points.
“To hear Mitchel tell it, the Government is to blame for all the unavoidable impacts of back-to-back, unprecedented crises. From day one, our Government worked with healthcare experts, analyzed the data and made the tough decisions in an effort to mitigate the adverse impact of the pandemic. Of course, this was the same PLP duo screaming out against many of the efforts that helped lessen outbreaks that hit other countries at different points over the past year.
“There is stark contrast between the Minnis administration’s response to current crises versus the woeful PLP’s corrupt and incompetent response to Hurricane Matthew. Under the PLP loads of money and resources went missing with little to no help to people in need. Under the Minnis administration the largest feeding and benefits programs in the nation’s history were implemented to help Bahamians impacted by the global pandemic in a transparent and accountable manner.
“Regardless of Davis’ and Mitchell’s irresponsible and absurd charges, the Minnis administration has proven it will continue working to prioritize the health and safety of all Bahamians while sustaining a safe and responsible reopening.”