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New Prime Minister Philip Davis Sworn In, Meets Mps, Supporters

Philip 'Brave' Davis is sworn in as Prime Minister on Friday.

Philip 'Brave' Davis is sworn in as Prime Minister on Friday.

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Senior Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

NEWLY elected Progressive Liberal Party parliamentarians and long-time PLP supporters greeted Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis at the airport Friday morning when he touched down in New Providence.

Clad in yellow shirts and other PLP paraphernalia, they cheered enthusiastically for Mr Davis, who got off a plane at Jet Aviation with his wife and other aides after spending most of Election Day in Cat Island.

Mr Davis was met by Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle, PLP Deputy Leader Chester Cooper and PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell. First-time MPs like Golden Gates MP Pia Glover Rolle and Nassau Village MP Jamal Strachan were there alongside older faces like former MPs Leslie Miller and Dr Daniel Johnson. Senior officers who were sidelined under the Minnis administration, including assistant commissioners Clayton Fernander, Ken Strachan and Leamond Deleveaux, were also there to greet the new leader.

“First of all I’m grateful to the Bahamian people for speaking and speaking so loudly that a new day is necessary in this country and a new day they have,” Mr Davis said. “So now it’s time for me to get to work on this new day.”

Mr Davis said he was working on issues relating to the size of his Cabinet.

“We are working on those issues right now, my transition team. We are going to be working all day today to settle on those matters, determining what portfolios will be going in what ministries, deciding how large my cabinet shall be and then determining who will fit those slots.”

Mr Davis did not say if he plans to take a cabinet portfolio.

“For the first time we’ve had seven women elected to parliament and the seven of them were PLPs, I’m so grateful to them. As I said we will be working specifics (of cabinet posts) now.”

Mr Davis’ comments came several hours after Governor General C. A. Smith swore him in as prime minister at a private ceremony at Government House. A public swearing-in ceremony is expected Saturday morning.

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Cobalt 1 month ago

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Cobalt 1 month ago

You can rescind my post all you want, Tribune. But the truth always comes to light. Don’t forget, Peter Nygard’s trial is set to begin soon. And unlike the Bahamas where you can muzzle and victimize people who speak the truth, you and other petty news outlets won’t be able to suppress his testimony. Lots of things are going to be said regarding Brave Davis and members of the corrupt faction which is the PLP. And as heads begin to roll, rest assure the Federal government along with notable news outlets including myself will be listening and reporting. So you can attempt to gag me today. But in order to secure his freedom, Peter Nygard will be singing my song tmro.

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Cobalt 1 month ago

@TheTribuneNewspaper. Do you really believe that when Peter Nygard takes the stand in the Federal Courthouse in New York City in the presence of Federal Prosecutors and the world, Brave Davis along with his criminal outfit buddies within the PLP won’t hear their names called??? Haaaaaa! Keep fooling yourselves then. Can you imagine? The PM of the Bahamas and members of his corrupted criminal outfit being associated with a child molester and human sex trafficker??? You think Peter Nygard won’t cut a deal and call names to save his own skin??? Haaaaa! Alright then.

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tribanon 1 month ago

Aahhhh, yes. The FNM party's embarassing defeat at the polls is obviously taking a very heavy toll on you @Cobalt as the Wannabe Evil Doctor whose confessed desire is to mistreat hospitalized unvaccinated patients. Like Minnis, you seem to embody way too much evil.

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Cobalt 1 month ago

Defeat at the polls shouldn’t take a toll on anyone seeing that #1 nothing ever really changes for us “everyday” Bahamians no matter who is in office. #2 Bahamians change Government every five years so all the FNM Government has to do is regroup, dispel Huburt Minnis, and wait.

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TigerB 1 month ago

Brave ga need to be around here, let's not banish him ahahaha I need my hospital in Grand Bahama ahahah

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Topdude 1 month ago

Well, well,well. We are going to be going back to the polls much sooner than we think. When the votes are analyzed and it is discovered that a minimally acceptable number of voters did not exercise their franchise and therefore the turnout was not representative of the will of the people a new election must be called.

So do not party too much.

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K4C 1 month ago

my thoughts exactly, with a reported less than 40% of registered voters casting votes, Bahamians aren't being served, the will of the people has to be front and center, Davis I hope is smart enough to see the overall picture.

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FrustratedBusinessman 1 month ago

lol.

Please show me where a minimum turnout is specified in any Act for an election to be considered legit. Hint : there is none. It is a negative mark on Brave's term for sure, but in no way does it invalidate the election. This is some "two more weeks" Q type thinking lol.

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Baha10 1 month ago

The Election is legit irrespective of Voter turn out … those who did not vote simply chose not to exercise their right … and in turn to have a say in the future of the Country … may they “sit small” and contemplate all those that fight … and have died around the World for such right which they could not be bothered to take half an hour of their time to impact their future.

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Truism 1 month ago

Please continue to give civics lessons for those of us who have not bothered to read the Parliamentary Elections Act, but, speak authoritatively about some fanciful illusion that we have conjured from pure ignorance.🙈

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Topdude 1 month ago

All of this would be correct if there was not an unexpected Covid-19 pandemic which the Parliamentary Elections Act did not contemplate and therefore unwittingly overlooked. Those who trumpet the provisions of the Parliamentary Elections Act are themselves overlooking the significance of this crisis and this is why the recent electoral debacle must be tested in the courts.

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Truism 1 month ago

Let he who has legal standing then challenge the legitimacy of the election and its results. At least this would allow the AG's office to recoup some of the funds wasted in those political persecution cases conducted by the previous administration.

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