March 12, 2015
Official Opposition Leader Philip 'Brave' Davis.
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THE Progressive Liberal Party tried to brand much of the government’s agenda in the Speech from The Throne as a continuation of the previous administration’s plans.
WHILE insisting he has no concerns over anything that may come to light concerning Urban Renewal, Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis threatened to “make a story” over the way the government does business, should the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) be impugned unfairly.
INTERIM Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip Davis yesterday warned the new government not to succumb to widespread expectations of “witch hunts” pledged on the campaign trail as he raised concerns over an excessive display of force by police at the Bahamas Agricultural Industrial Corporation.
FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis is expected to be sworn in as leader of the Official Opposition on Friday.
FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said his party’s intention is for him to be leader of the Official Opposition in Parliament, adding that it has not yet been determined when the Progressive Liberal Party will have its next convention.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip Davis criticised Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday for his “no-show” in the House of Assembly.
IN DEFENCE of the government’s fiscal performance this term, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis yesterday dismissed criticisms levelled by former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham as complaints from an “alternative universe”.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip Davis lashed out at Dr Hubert Minnis’ pledge to “execute a real sale” of Baha Mar should the Free National Movement (FNM) win the next election, accusing him of plotting for the resort’s demise for political benefit while spouting untruths.
MORE than 600 Bahamians have been hired at Baha Mar, according to Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis as he rebuffed recent statements over the resort’s progress as negativity motivated by the election season and self-interest.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis was critical yesterday of the Free National Movement’s intention to privatise Bahamas Power & Light, likening it to the party’s controversial decision to sell the Bahamas Telecommunications Company during the Ingraham administration.
DESPITE three island-wide blackouts and frequent supply disruptions in the past few days, Deputy Prime Minister Phillip Brave Davis has said he has “no regrets” handing over the day-to-day operations of the former Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) to PowerSecure.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday said it is “very unusual” and “curiously strange” that the attorney general would discontinue prosecuting the two men who were accused of robbing Deputy Prime Minister Phillip Brave Davis at a time when he was acting prime minister.
THE two remaining defendants who were awaiting trial in connection with the gunpoint robbery of Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis at his home have had the case against them withdrawn in the Supreme Court.
A DAY after Labour Minister Shane Gibson hit out at Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson for not informing him of her decision to stop a private prosecution against Sandals Royal Bahamian and two of its senior executives, two more senior Cabinet ministers have also come out against the handling of the matter - but the Attorney General last night swiped back at criticisms.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said members of the Constituencies Commission will be appointed by the time the House of Assembly meets again on August 3.
THE Christie administration plans to clamp down on the construction industry through new legislation that will ensure contractors are properly licenced and can face heavy penalties, including the suspension or revocation of permits by the formation of a disciplinary board.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis revealed yesterday that the government is working on a series of operational agreements with Bahamas Power and Light to write off many of the corporation’s delinquent accounts, potentially returning some 3,000 users back to the grid.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said Bahamians sent a message to politicians of all parties with their overwhelming rejection of the constitutional referendum on Tuesday.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday said he could not confirm reports that Chinese investors have requested significant concessions and benefits from the government as incentive to remobilise Baha Mar, but he called concerns about the matter “political mischief”.
THE lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community yesterday condemned the “ignorant” comments Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis made about transgender people on Wednesday.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday said he had no reason to apologise for voting against the 2002 constitutional referendum, saying former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham inspired the results when he “politicised” the vote.
ACTING Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis is not concerned about threats to pursue legal action against the government over its failure to provide public funds to proponents of the constitutional referendum’s vote “no” campaign.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis dismissed Marco City MP Greg Moss’ statements about the motives of parliamentarians pushing the passage of the constitutional referendum’s fourth bill as “rubbish” yesterday.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday insisted that “the truth always trumps a good story” in relation to his alleged connections to Livingston “Toggie” Bullard and Wisler “Bobo” Davilma, two men allegedly hired by Peter Nygard to carry out crimes.
A SECOND version of a sworn affidavit with testimony purportedly from “gang members” Livingston “Toggie” Bullard and Wisler “Bobo” Davilma has surfaced, this time revealing alleged omitted references to Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip Davis has accused The Tribune of conducting a "shameful" smear campaign against him by publishing from affidavits that purport he had a close relationship with hired criminals.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday announced that PowerSecure has received approval from the government to officially assume management control of Bahamas Power and Light, which now operates as the Bahamas Electrical Corporation.
ACTING Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said while the Christie administration is concerned about possible job losses due to the implementation of National Health Insurance, the scheme is designed to absorb any possible fallout in the private insurance sector.
WORKS Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday said the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s “disparate” system design requires a major capital investment of at least $450m over the next five years to resolve the many issues it faces.
DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Works Philip “Brave” Davis donated 12 laptops to the students of the San Salvador Primary School and San Salvador Central High School during a recent visit to the island.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday tabled three bills in the House of Assembly that are expected to pave the way for the Christie administration’s plan to reform the electricity sector, ultimately reducing the cost of electricity to consumers.
THE government yesterday signed a transition services agreement with American company PowerSecure for management of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday suggested that in the aftermath of Baha Mar’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, investors have shown interest in the cash-strapped West Bay Street resort.
WORKS Minister Philip “Brave” Davis confirmed yesterday that a possible deal is in the works between the government and Baha Mar to pay the $21m owed to the resort to cover the government’s portion of costs for roadwork associated with the development.
THE government has agreed to pay $2,300 to each of the 23 straw vendors in George Town, Exuma who were left “devastated” after the market was destroyed by fire in April, according to Deputy Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said he hopes future Speakers of the House of Assembly won’t follow the precedent Dr Kendal Major set when he allowed Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins speak in Parliament Wednesday night.
The Government will today begin negotiations with PowerSecure International over the five-year Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) management contract, amid pledges that the deal will be overseen by “a non-partisan” Board.
MINISTER of Works Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday contradicted Bahamas Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman Leslie Miller who has insisted that the power supply needed for the upcoming International Association of Athletics Federation World Relays at the National Stadium would plunge the remainder of the island into darkness this weekend.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday said he is “satisfied” that last weekend’s island-wide blackout “did not occur as a result of negligence by employees” at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, contradicting earlier statements from BEC’s Executive Chairman Leslie Miller.
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.