May 17, 2012
Deputy Prime Minister Philip 'Brave' Davis
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EVEN if a minister has received a pass grade during these three weeks of the Cabinet Report, note that I will be watching closely and therefore they could either improve or be on a downgrade watch.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis yesterday said he has given directives on what he “expects to occur” regarding the punitive fates of the Bahamasair pilots whose actions recently caused hundreds of travellers to be stranded in New Providence for the Christmas holidays.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday that he does not know if the government will establish a non-partisan commission to investigate a report that an official took a $300,000 bribe in 2000 to secure the purchase of a diesel generator for French energy company Alstom.
MINISTER of Works Philip “Brave” Davis said he was unaware of complaints about numerous potholes in the area of Montagu and Village Road but urged motorists to bring their issues to his ministry. He was asked to comment after a motorist complained about numerous potholes in the area that have made “driving a mess” during her daily commutes to and from home.
AN announcement on which private company will manage the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) may come within two weeks, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday.
WORKS Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said the government is on schedule with its revised time-table for the restructuring of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation as it eyes an October date for a finalised shortlist of bidders.
WORKS and Urban Development Minister Philip “Brave” Davis urged engineers to rediscover the value of traditional engineering techniques and apply them in a modern context.
THE local craft industry is a very lucrative business but Bahamians are not fully taking advantage of the opportunities it presents, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis said.
One of New Providence’s two water plants requires an “urgent investment” of $3.328 million to maintain its operational efficiency, with any delay potentially creating “an unsafe working environment” for its Bahamian staff.
THE decline of the extended family in the Bahamas has led to more and more senior citizens being abandoned in their years of need, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis said.
THE $30 million project at the Marsh Harbour International Airport is still incomplete, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis said yesterday.
FREEPORT – As threats of protests against the Bahamas continue over the Cuban detainee abuse allegations, Deputy Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis said it is unfortunate that a matter of such international concern is being politicised here.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip Davis said yesterday that progress was being made in discussions between the Government and Baha Mar’s developers over the Government’s financial commitment to the company, stating the he was hoping to have a resolution “as quickly as possible”.
Property owners at the controversy-torn Oceania Heights development are furious that they will have to pay Stamp Duty based on their initial purchase price, despite values having fallen by up to 80 per cent.
THE cost of the repairs for the damaged John F Kennedy Drive will be covered by the contractor’s insurance, Minister of Works and Urban Development, Philip “Brave” Davis confirmed yesterday.
ALTHOUGH officials still have not identified a suspect in the incident involving damage to more than 7,000 feet of asphalt on John F Kennedy Drive, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday that renewed efforts to finish the project could start sooner than next week now that police have nearly finished their preliminary investigations into the matter.
THE government signed a contract worth almost $5 million yesterday for the renovation of the Ansbacher Building.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday the attack on his body guard proves that no one is “safe” from the unrelenting scourge of crime in the country.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Phillip ‘Brave” Davis said the government hopes to hire contractors who live in “urban communities” for the small home repair programme.
MINISTER of Works Philip Davis said the infrastructure costs associated with Baha Mar may be lower that expected.
THE severely expensive and lengthy New Providence road works project is expected to reach completion well under its additional $77 million budget, according to Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis.
THE “public debate” surrounding the government’s intention to cut back on work permits will aid in forming a “proper, coherent” immigration policy of which everyone can approve, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday.
The Government’s building permit revenues under-shot projections for the 2012-2013 half-year by 43.7 per cent, the Deputy Prime Minister indicating that fees were set to increase to match service costs.
The Government has approved a further $9.7 million subsidy for the Water & Sewerage Corporation for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, with collections from customers down 17 per cent in last year’s second half.
THE New Providence Road Improvement Project, which began in January 2009, is now “substantially” complete, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works Philip Davis said.
GEORGETOWN, Exuma – The $14 million Georgetown hospital could be open by year-end following the completion of construction at the end of June, Deputy Prime Minister and minister responsible for public works, Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday.
THE government has signed a $1.3 million contract for road repair in Central Abaco as one item on a long list of necessary infrastructural work that needs to be done in the Family Islands.
LEGISLATION to regulate the Bahamian construction industry is in its final drafting stages, the Minister of Works and Urban Development telling Tribune Business the Government would look to have the Bill laid in Parliament “as soon as possible”.
THE “mess” which the New Providence Road Works degenerated into was the cause of hefty cost overruns said Minister of Works and Urban Development Philip “Brave” Davis.
FREEPORT - Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis says that the PLP government will not be deterred with respect to its Urban Renewal 2.0 programme, which has been receiving strong criticism in the press.
A FULL critical evaluation of Bahamasair is necessary to make the airline more efficient and cost-effective, Minister of Works and Urban Development Philip “Brave” Davis said.
THE former government issued more than 80 contracts worth more than $24 million during the period of the election campaign, it has been claimed.