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Deputy PM: Alternatives being discussed to fund relief effort

SEEKING to quell public outrage over the suggestion of a hurricane tax, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday insisted that there are other alternatives yet to be discussed as the government mulls over how it will fund Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.

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‘BPL already bringing lower electric cost’

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis credited PowerSecure yesterday for reductions in local electricity prices, saying “dramatic” improvements are already being reaped in the country.

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Davis dismisses U.S. criticism over contracts

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis suggested yesterday that the United States only criticised the contract procurement methods of the Bahamas because they differ from its own practices.

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Court documents claim Deputy PM 'sent criminals to protect Nygard's interests'

CRIMINALS, allegedly hired by Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, were sent to him by Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis to protect the billionaire’s local interests as a major campaign backer of the Progressive Liberal Party, according to court documents.

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Paid thugs claimed to have close links to Deputy PM

THE men allegedly hired by Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard to victimise his opponents claimed to have strong ties with Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis, according to court documents filed yesterday.

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Deputy Prime Minister cautions Straw Market vendors after US alert

DAYS after a recent crime advisory was issued by the United States Embassy in Nassau regarding alleged sex attacks against Americans by Jet Ski operators, Minister of Works Philip Davis advised Straw Market vendors to “count the cost” and understand the consequences of their actions. He spoke at the Straw Market Authority’s breakfast meeting at the Crab House and Seafood Emporium on Collins Avenue yesterday.

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Davis: Airstrip repairs to take 12 weeks - not 12 months

REPAIRS of the airstrip at Staniel Cay, Exuma, will take roughly 12 weeks to complete and not a year as previously suggested by a Ministry of Works official, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday.

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Govt will pay Baha Mar salaries till $21m runs out

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday confirmed that the Christie administration will continue to pay Bahamian employees at Baha Mar until the $21m owed to the mega resort by the government for roadwork is exhausted.

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Deputy Prime Minister dismisses Sarkis criticism of Christie

DEPUTY Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis has dismissed Sarkis Izmirlian’s criticism that Prime Minister Perry Christie is not acting in the best interest of the Bahamian people with respect to Baha Mar.

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Deputy PM accused of discrediting auditor

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday accused Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis of seeking to discredit the Office of the Auditor General by undermining its official report into the Urban Renewal Small Home Repairs programme.

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New report contradicts auditor on Urban Renewal

URBAN Renewal’s Small Home Repairs project was yesterday declared a “resounding success” after an independent review concluded the initiative’s first phase had received value for money, directly contradicting findings in an auditor general’s report.

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Davis defends decision to pay Baha Mar salaries

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis has defended the Christie administration’s decision to pay the salaries of 2,400 Baha Mar employees amid growing criticism that the government did not come to the aid of thousands of Bahamians who have previously lost their jobs.

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Davis the man to beat for PLP leadership, says Watson

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson said yesterday that Works Minister Philip “Brave” Davis is the “fellow to beat” if Prime Minister Perry Christie steps aside as leader of the PLP, but added that this depends on whether or not Mr Christie “endorses” Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe for the party’s leadership.

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Davis 'ready' for PM job

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis emerged yesterday as yet another hopeful successor to PLP leader, Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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New Urban Renewal report commissioned as doubt cast on auditor general’s work

THE government has commissioned an independent report into Urban Renewal’s Small Homes Repairs project, according to Minister of Works Philip “Brave” Davis.

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Deputy PM 'unaware' of plans to cut 200 BEC jobs

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday he was “unaware” of reported plans to let go an estimated 200 employees from the Bahamas Electricity Corporation after the government owned entity is taken over by new management.

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Government working on finalising BEC management deal

THE government is now in the process of finalising the management contract with American company PowerSecure for full managerial control of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis confirmed yesterday.

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Deputy PM: BEC will remain fully owned by Bahamians

MINISTER of Works Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday said the Bahamas Electricity Corporation will remain fully owned by the Bahamian people when the government concludes a deal to restructure the electricity provider.


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