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Bahamas: Davis: PM address a campaign speech, “disconnected from reality”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday lambasted the prime minister’s national address, labeling it as a campaign speech and not a plan for the way forward.

During his first national address for the year, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis gave an overview of the government’s mitigation efforts throughout the pandemic and the COVID situation in the country.

However, in a statement, Davis accused the prime minister of being “disconnected from the reality”.

Minnis indicated that the government spent over $177 million through the end of October 2020 on its comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also advised that the National Insurance Board (NIB) unemployment assistance program will continue until the end of January and the food assistance program will go to the end of March 2021.

But Davis opined that the prime minister was congratulating himself and boasting about spending millions of dollars on Bahamian people.

“Does the prime minister believe the government has done enough?” he asked.

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