Prime Minister Davis’ Remarks at Fox Hill Community Meeting and Walkabout

Ladies and Gentlemen, residents of Fox Hill, and Members of the Press, 

I am here with a purpose that goes beyond mere words. I am here to listen, to understand, and to reaffirm our government’s commitment to fighting the scourge of crime that threatens the fabric of our society. This battle, my friends, is not about political colors; it’s about the safety, the prosperity, and the future of the country we all cherish so deeply.

First, allow me to express my sincere gratitude to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honorable Fred Mitchell, the dedicated Member of Parliament for Fox Hill, for hosting us today. His efforts in bringing us together underscore the importance of unity and collaboration in addressing the challenges we face as a nation.

Crime, as we all know, is a complex issue that touches every one of us, directly or indirectly. It’s a problem that can’t be solved by the government alone. It requires a collective effort—a partnership between the government and the community. It’s about building trust, fostering open dialogue, and working together towards common goals.

Today, I’m speaking directly to those who think they can undermine the safety and security of our communities: the thugs, the criminals, and those who believe they can disrupt the peace and prosperity of our nation. Listen closely because my message is straightforward and non-negotiable.

To those engaging in violence, peddling drugs, and bringing guns into our country, know this: we are coming for you. We’re not just talking about increased patrols or more officers on the streets. We’re implementing cutting-edge technology that will track your every move. Your license plate, your location, where you’ve been yesterday, today, and where you plan to be tomorrow—there will be no shadows for you to hide in.

To those selling guns, understand that we’re not working alone. We’re in lockstep with the United States government, tightening our grip to cut off your supply and hold you accountable, not just for selling but also for the lives impacted by your actions. We know who you are, and we’re closing in.

And to the gang leaders, let me make one thing perfectly clear: keep your hands off our school children. Our young people are off-limits. If you dare to recruit or harm them, we will use the full force of the law to come after you. You will find no safe haven, no quarter, and no mercy from my administration.

To the men of The Bahamas, it’s time to rise up and be the role models our children need. It’s time to stand up and show what true strength is—not in dominance or fear, but in responsibility, integrity, and respect for your families, your communities, and your country.

We will not allow a small group of individuals to terrorize our communities or dictate the future of our nation. My government has a robust plan to combat crime, and we are relentless in our pursuit of justice and peace for every Bahamian.

This is not a plea; it’s a promise. A promise to protect our citizens, to restore order, and to ensure that the rule of law prevails in every corner of our beloved country. We are united in this fight, and we will emerge victorious.

I’m here to listen to your concerns, to hear your suggestions, and to engage in a meaningful dialogue about how we can make our communities safer. Your insights and experiences are invaluable to shaping our policies and actions. Together, we can create a safer environment for our children, for our families, and for future generations.

This visit to Fox Hill is just the beginning. My team and I will be going through all the areas of The Bahamas impacted by crime. We want to hear from everyone because every voice matters in this fight. We are all in this together, and it’s going to take every one of us, working side by side, to turn the tide against crime.

Let’s remember, this issue is bigger than any one party or political agenda. It’s about the Bahamas we love, the home we share, and the legacy we will leave behind.

So, let’s open the floor. Share your thoughts, your concerns, your suggestions. Let’s have a frank and open conversation about where we are and where we need to go. Together, with determination and unity, we can overcome any challenge.

Thank You