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Bahamas: NOT GOOD ENOUGH: QC slams WSC exec’s response to controversy as “inadequate”; calls on PM to act

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) Freetown candidate and well-known Queen’s Counsel Wayne Munroe said yesterday that Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson’s response to allegations of involvement in WSC contract awards was “inadequate”.

Munroe asserted that Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has an obligation to look into the allegations, while urging all workers in the public service to disclose incidents of maladministration.

“I found the response by Mr Gibson as wholly inadequate,” said Munroe during a press conference yesterday.

“It was the case that these allegations were afoot before the elections were called. The prime minister, having decided that his only portfolio was to ensure that his ministers and members of the government were not corrupt, had a duty to act.

“In addition to the attorney general and the commissioner of police, who had a duty to act — and we wait and see if they do act — the prime minister had an obligation to look into the allegations and respond appropriately.”

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