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'Davis Sorry - But Where's The Apology?'

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Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis.

By SANCHESKA DORSETT

Tribune Staff Reporter

sdorsett@tribunemedia.net

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday while he appreciates Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis admitting the opposition party made mistakes during its last term in office, he is still waiting to hear “a real apology.”

In an interview with reporters after a tour of the luxury resort community Albany, Dr Minnis said he listened “attentively” to Mr Davis’ address to the nation and said he noticed the words “I am sorry” were missing.

However, he said he understands that Mr Davis is “fighting for his own survival” and may have simply forgotten.

On Monday night, Mr Davis admitted the former government was not perfect, made “serious” mistakes and lost the “trust’ of Bahamians, but offered no outright apology for the missteps of the previous Christie administration.

Instead he sought to justify the former governing party’s actions saying that during its last term in office the Christie administration was always thinking of the people affected by its policies.

Despite conceding his party’s mistakes, Mr Davis also castigated Dr Minnis saying his national address last week left the Official Opposition “perplexed” and offered no vision, concrete policies or credible plans for taking the country forward.

“He (Mr Davis) said that they have made mistakes, they made big mistakes. I listened and if you made mistakes and you know you made mistakes, I was listening for the apology, there was no such apology,” Dr Minnis said.

“I was hoping that he would say ‘yes we have made mistakes and so going forward we would like to see these type of mistakes never occur again and I am sorry for what happened and I would like to enter into discussions with not only the prime minister but the attorney general so that we can deal with the mistakes we made to ensure we put systems in place and deal with those who were wrong or who did wrong so it never, ever happens again and be it FNM, PLP, Bahamians whatever, we deal with it.

“It has nothing to do with seniority, political affiliation or financial status we just want it eradicated and that is the approach the opposition should take,” Dr Minnis said.

On Monday, lawyer Wayne Munroe, QC, told The Tribune he has completed his list of alleged “corrupt members” of the Free National Movement, but won’t send it to the police “just yet” because he doesn’t trust the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s Anti-Corruption Unit.

Mr Munroe said he has a list of eight FNM members — six current and two former members of Parliament — who he believes fit the current government’s definition of being “corrupt.”

While he did not directly respond to Mr Munroe, Dr Minnis said he is not afraid to go before the Anti-Corruption Unit because he has nothing to hide.

“And If they feel like I did wrong, I have no objection to the attorney general and the Anti-Corruption Unit calling me forward and interviewing me,” Dr Minnis said.

“And I hope that he too has no objection.”

Comments

sheeprunner12 3 years, 6 months ago

The mere fact that Davis is still PLP leader ........ says that the PLP will never apologize to the nation for its gross public mismanagement .......... We will have to accept that and continue to Vote Out Brave and his SLOP cohort when they offer themselves for public office ...... They will eventually die; and younger and hopefully, more enlightened, decent PLPs will take over the party

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DDK 3 years, 6 months ago

This "brave" numbskull is wasting the time of the Prime Minister. PM has far more important irons in the fire.

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sheeprunner12 3 years, 6 months ago

Why is it that the Tribune do not want bloggers to comment on the COP and Perry's Cabinet who get taken in for questioning????? .......... But Davis can still bad-mouth what the FNM trying to do to clean up the former PLP government mess???? .......... Unfair advantage to PLP

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DDK 3 years, 6 months ago

Something to do with journalistic liability?

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birdiestrachan 3 years, 6 months ago

Never mind roc wit doc. very soon he will have much to be sorry about and so will the Bahamian people, He may be riding high right now. but he will soon be eating humble pie. doc is not a perfect man. even as he pretends to be.

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DDK 3 years, 6 months ago

Is there no ROCK you can crawl under, at least for a little while? You sound like you are threatening the Doc, just like the "brave" man.

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birdiestrachan 3 years, 6 months ago

It is not a threat it is prophecy,. Crawl under a rock??. not I. that is where you reside.

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sheeprunner12 3 years, 6 months ago

Did the ACU pick up Wayne Munroe for withholding information from the Police yet???????

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realfreethinker 3 years, 6 months ago

Like Stevie S said " DEY GERN TA JAIL"

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sheeprunner12 3 years, 6 months ago

Is Brave sorry for Dorsett ........ LilFrankie ...... ShameG???????? ......... Eeen Long Now!!!!!!!

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