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PM: WSC board member issue

The issue surrounding a Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) board member who made disparaging comments against the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has been addressed, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said last night, though he did not explain how.

“I think that was dealt with by…many members of my party,” Minnis said.

“I don’t think I need to say anything else about it. They’ve dealt with it.”

When pressed for more details, the prime minister said, “That has been addressed and I don’t need to elaborate on that and I know you read the paper [and] you listen. It’s been addressed.”

The prime minister said the board member is still in place.

In a recent series of voice notes, Bennett Minnis, a WSC board director, 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.

On July 15, PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis filed a complaint to Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson against Minnis.

On July 18, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister refused to comment on the matter, only saying, “These are Cabinet issues.”

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Jasper Ward

Jasper Ward started at The Nassau Guardian in September 2018. Ward covers a wide range of national and social issues. Education: Goldsmiths, University of London, MA in Race, Media and Social Justice

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