Leading The Bahamas Forward: Office of The Prime Minister

Our mission is to serve the people of The Bahamas by providing strong and effective leadership that promotes prosperity, security, and a better quality of life for all citizens.  

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The Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister

Prime Minister Philip Davis is taking swift, decisive action to support Bahamian families grappling with pressing challenges. In the face of a cost of living crisis, Davis is acting assertively to ensure no Bahamian has to struggle to afford basic needs.

A comprehensive strategy is also in place to combat crime and maintain the safety of our neighborhoods. Davis’s vision encompasses reforming our education system, promising a brighter future for our children, and expanding access to health care to ensure every citizen can receive the kind of care they deserve.

The Davis administration is building an environment of opportunity and prosperity by stimulating job growth and encouraging entrepreneurship. As a global advocate for The Bahamas, Prime Minister Davis leading the fight against climate change. His commitment to defending the preservation of our beautiful country is unwavering, ensuring it remains for future generations to cherish. Through these focused actions, the Davis administration is demonstrating a steadfast commitment to the progress and well-being of all Bahamians.

Myles LaRoda

Minister of State

Leon Lundy

Minister of State

Lowering costs for families by:

  • Ending the curfew and travel visa, restoring commerce.
  • Reducing VAT from 12% to 10%, a move which means more disposable income for Bahamian households.
  • Allocating $50 Million to small business development. 
  • Promoting food security by allotting $1.5 million to the Ministry of Agriculture for agricultural technology, training, and capacity building.

Providing support for Bahamians

  • Cutting import duties for dozens of food items (link to the reductions). 

  • Implementing price controls and expanding consumer protections

  • Moulding a more livable Bahamas with a 24% increase to the minimum wage

  • Increasing salaries and pensions for public officers; solidifying agreements with nurse and teachers’ unions to increase pay and establish retention bonuses.

Expanding economic opportunities

  • Boosting funding for social assistance by 50% compared to pre-pandemic levels

  • Allotting $500K for a new women’s shelter, to protect those affected by domestic violence.

  • Implementing a 10% increase in funding to NGOs under Social Services, to better distribute resources to those in need.

  • Improving access to vital health care serves through a $10 Million for a new Catastrophic Care Fund

  • Launching a Home Assistance Repair Programme in New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, and Bimini, to alleviate the economic burdens of increasingly frequent and severe weather events. 

  • Building hundreds of new affordable houses, and cutting VAT and other taxes related to building materials and property transfers.

  • Expanding access to affordable housing and rent-to-own programs