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Bahamas: Davis congratulates parties in debate series, slams FNM’s absention

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday congratulated the participants in the first National Election Debate series and slammed the Free National Movement for its failure to participate.

The first installment of the four-part debate series, which is being hosted in collaboration with The University of The Bahamas and Verizon Media Group, was a youth debate with representatives from six political bodies seeking to vie for office in the upcoming general election.

The debaters responded to national issues ranging from education and the brain drain to economic development, mental health, prison incarceration and recidivism, among other key topics.

Davis was among the attendees of the live viewing of the debate at the Performing Arts Centre on the university’s campus.

“Multiple parties sent representatives to the Youth Debate sponsored by the University of The Bahamas tonight, to share ideas and debate policies important to the Bahamian people,” he said.

“I congratulate Justin Smith, who was passionate and articulate in sharing the PLP’s Economic Plan, which is a roadmap not just out of the current economic crisis but a vision for a more dynamic and more inclusive economy.

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