On the Extension of the Emergency Orders

The Bahamian public learned today that the Prime Minister has decided to grant himself a new extension of his emergency powers, to the 28th of May, allowing him time to secure approval from his yes-men in Parliament to prolong his current emergency authority for another six months.

PLP Recommends Government Act Quickly to Protect The Bahamas from a Third COVID Wave

The PLP COVID-19 Task Force has been closely monitoring developments regarding a highly contagious mutation of the SARS 2 coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom. A UK group called NERVTAG, which studies emerging viral threats, has advised that this version of the virus, the B.1.1.7 variant, is substantially more transmissible than other strains already […]

Responding To The Announcement Extending The State Of Emergency

The PLP will not support another extension of the Emergency Proclamation to extend the sole competent authority’s power to control the lives of the Bahamian people until 30 November 2020. The PLP will not do it. The country has proclamation fatigue. The Prime Minister is trying the same old methods, the numbers keep going up in deaths and infections, yet […]

On Government’s decision to expand COVID-19 testing

Senator Dr. Michael Darville Dr. Melissa EvansCo-chairs of the PLP’s COVID-19 Task Force For Immediate Release16 April 2020 The statistical data presented today in the press conference of the Ministry of Health reflect the positive effects of social distancing through enforcing curfews and intermittent nationwide lockdowns. We recognise the importance of these lockdowns and curfews […]

In response to FNM Chairman on privacy issues

Statement by Senator Dr. Michael Darville and Dr. Melissa EvansCo-Chairs of the PLP COVID-19 Task Force FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 April 2020 The PLP’s COVID-19 Task Force recently suggested that the government intensifies its surveillance and monitoring of confirmed COVID-19 cases recovering at home as an additional measure to contain the spread of the virus. […]

Statement From Senator Michael Darville and Dr. Melissa Evans

Co-Chairs the Progressive Liberal Party’s COVID-19 Task Force For Immediate Release9 April 2020 We have had the benefit of a briefing from the Nursing Community and they have expressed a number of concerns which we bring to the attention of the Government: Many nurses are of the impression that public announcements are being made about […]

On High COVID 19 Mortality Rate

Senator Dr Michael DarvilleOpposition Spokesman on HealthCOVID-19 Task Force Co-Chair FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAPRIL 8TH, 2020 We listened with great interest to the latest COVID19 update by the Minister of Health the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands this afternoon Wednesday 8th April 2020, just hours prior to the country’s easter weekend lockdown.At this latest press conference the […]

On the chaos surround the latest Emergency Orders

Hon. Philip Brave Davis,Q.C., M.P., – Cat Island, Rum Cay & San SalvadorLeader of The Opposition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7th April 2020 Today I have been fielding calls surrounding the latest round of Emergency Orders and  the chaos that has ensued at the food stores. Peace and good order are being threatened. You may remember […]