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Bannister: WSC board member comments a ‘Cabinet issue’

Amid calls for the government to address disparaging comments made by Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) board member Bennett Minnis against the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday that it is a “Cabinet issue”.

WSC Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson, who is also the MP for Long Island, yesterday declined to comment on the controversy surrounding Minnis’ comments.

“No comment,” he said as The Nassau Guardian and other reporters chased after him.

When asked about Minnis’ comments, Bannister said, “These are Cabinet issues”.

In a series of voice notes, Minnis expressed disapproval of the PLP leadership visiting Long Island last week, insisting that the PLP “needs to stay out of Long Island”.

The PLP led a delegation to Clarence Town 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.

PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis filed a complaint to Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson against Minnis on Monday.

Sloan Smith

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Sloan covers national news for The Nassau Guardian. Sloan officially joined the news team in September 2016 but interned at The Nassau Guardian while studying journalism at the University of The Bahamas.
Education: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (University of Brussels), MA in Mass Communications

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