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Bahamas: SPEAK UP: Opposition calls on PM to account for Rolle’s resignation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and Democratic National Alliance (DNA) are calling on Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to clarify the reason Seabreeze MP Lanisha Rolle has resigned from her Cabinet position.

The Cabinet Office confirmed the prime minister’s acceptance of Rolle’s resignation as minister of youth, sports and culture, indicating certain matters brought to his attention are currently “under investigation”.

In a statement on the matter, PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell insisted Minnis must “move quickly to clarify and come clean about widespread claims across social media” in order to avoid bringing his entire government into further disrepute.

“Minnis has only himself to blame for appointing as ministers, many characters whose judgment is so obviously deeply flawed,” he said.

Rolle is the fourth Cabinet minister to resign this term.

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest resigned last November after an untested writ of summons alleged his involvement in a $30 million “bogus loan” scheme — an allegation he has denied.

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