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Prime Minister must come clean on resignation of former Youth Minister Lanisha Rolle

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Sen. Fred Mitchell
Chairman of The Progressive Liberal Party
Leader of Opposition Business – Senate
Opposition spokesman on Foreign Affairs & Shadow Attorney General

I refer to comments attributed to the Prime Minister in the media of Thursday, 26 February 2021.

When the government released its statement on Tuesday, 23 February confirming the resignation of Lanisha Rolle, the government also confirmed an investigation into the operations at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

The Prime Minister is reported in the media today confirming that Mrs. Rolle is not being investigated. This revelation by the Prime Minister begs the question of why the Youth Minister resigned her ministerial post in the first place. If Lanisha Rolle is not under any investigation as the Prime Minister asserts, then why did the Minister resign and why did Prime Minister Minnis accept her resignation from the Cabinet?

In its statement released on Tuesday 23 February, the PLP called on the Prime Minister to provide a full and frank explanation on the reasoning behind and the circumstances surrounding the former Minister’s sudden resignation. To date, he has not done so and has not leveled with the Bahamian people on this serious matter.

The PLP again calls on the Prime Minister to come clean to the Bahamian people on this serious matter.