Govt needs to deal with WSC board member
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis has filed a complaint to Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson against a member of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) board who has threatened to block members of the party from entering Clarence Town, Long Island.
PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell confirmed that Davis made the complaint on Monday.
In a series of voice notes, WSC board member Bennett Minnis said the PLP “needs to stay out of Long Island”.
The PLP led a delegation to Clarence Town last week to honor the late Sir. Henry Milton Taylor, one of the founders of the party.
“The PLP is one corrupt, tiefin’, no good, bastard, homosexual, African monkeys,” Minnis said.
He said the next time the PLP attempts to enter Clarence Town, he would “block up the road” and noted that “no policeman would be able to stop us”.
“I dare any police to stop us,” he said.
Minnis doubled down on his comments in an interview with The Tribune on Tuesday.
During a pre-convention rally at PLP headquarters on Tuesday night, Mitchell lambasted Minnis.
“Now this is a man who is a public official,” Mitchell said.
“He serves on the Water and Sewerage Corporation board. If this had been Sir Lynden Pindling and a member of his board would have done that he would have been gone within seconds.”
Mitchell said the only reason the party is not pushing the issue with the minister of public works is due to the fact that that he is in mourning.
However, Mitchell said the party expects the government to deal with Minnis.
“And as [former Cabinet minister] George Mackey once said to me, ‘not only one woman born a crazy child’,” he continued.
“If you could act crazy, I could act crazy too.
“So I want to tell him this, I called the people of Long Island and I told them that after this convention is over we’re going to Clarence Town and we ga’ see what you ga’ do.
“You try any sugar honey ice tea, you ga’ see what ga’ happen. You try it. I’m a Bahamian, I can go anywhere in The Bahamas.”
No government official has publicly addressed the matter.
Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Carl Culmer told the Tribune that the PLP should “clean their own doorstep”.
The Nassau Guardian attempted to reach WSC Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson on the matter, but several text messages and calls went unanswered.