THE Free National Movement yesterday demanded the immediate resignation of Minister of Works Philip “Brave” Davis after he “misled” Bahamians as the party revealed plans to request a nationally broadcast Public Accounts Committee hearing into matters related to the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis gave condolences to the family of Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis over the death of his mother, Dorothy Davis.
FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette yesterday said had he been in the position of Works Minister Philip Davis, former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham would have already demanded a resignation.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday said the government’s handling of the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute highlights the need for an “overhaul of the public procurement processes”.
DNA Leader Branville McCartney yesterday called for an investigation into the Ministry of Works to find out the legitimacy of all contractors hired by government in view of the revelation that the company hired to build the male dorm at the Bahamas Agricultural and Marine Science Institute was allowed to do business without an insurance policy for the structure.
WORKS Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday backtracked from his initial comments that the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute’s fire-damaged dorm’s insurance policy had lapsed.
FORMER Minister of Works Neko Grant called for police to investigate apparent “fraudulent acts” allegedly committed during the construction of the male dormitory at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute in North Andros.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday suggested in the House of Assembly that he had received violent threats, which led the Royal Bahamas Police Force to increase his security detail.
THE following statement was made by Central Grand Bahama MP Neko Grant, during a point of order in the House of Assembly in response to a communication by Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador MP Philip “Brave” Davis about the lack of insurance for the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI).
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called for an investigation into whether Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Roderick Bowe was paid by the government while also working for Baha Mar.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday criticised the government for failing to announce the name of the international artist who will headline the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival.
EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said yesterday that there is “no date in mind” for the revised version of the Freedom of Information bill to be presented to Cabinet.
TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller yesterday called on the government to “fully implement the laws we have on the books” and hang convicted murderers.
THE government has collected nearly $28m in value added tax since the January 1 implementation date, according to Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis.
MONTAGU MP Richard Lightbourn yesterday demanded that the government “come clean” over the fire damaged dorm at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Sciences Institute (BAMSI) amid lingering concerns over the building’s insurance policy.