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Nygard Video Prompts Call For Mps’ Resignation

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Loretta Butler-Turner

By KHRISNA VIRGIL

Tribune Staff Reporter

kvirgil@tribunemedia.net

FNM Deputy leader Loretta Butler-Turner is demanding the resignations of several PLP MPs after a video of the group attending a private meeting with billionaire fashion mogul Peter Nygard was shared around the internet.

Mrs Butler-Turner said it appeared to her as though Mr Nygard felt he was ‘cozy’ with the government in the eight minute 33 second feature called ‘Nygard Takes Bahamas Back’.

The professionally shot and edited film was posted to the website YouTube by user “PeterNygard1” on October 9, 2012, but was being shared around the internet yesterday, garnering dozens of comments on the social media site ‘Facebook.’

Mr Nygard is shown celebrating the PLP’s victory at the polls following the May 7 General Election.

Later he is introduced to Deputy Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis, Jerome Fitzgerald - Education Minister, Housing and Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett, V Alfred Gray, Agriculture Minister, Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez and Housing Minister Shane Gibson.

Mrs Butler-Turner told The Big T yesterday: “Every one of them in that film, they all need to tender their resignations now. Just seeing the way that they are with Mr Nygard. It seems as though he feels that he is cozy with the government.”

The footage goes on to show Mr Nygard injecting himself with what he describes on screen as an anti-ageing medication.

The Opposition has sought to link the PLP and Mr Nygard’s support for research into stem cell therapy.

Mr Nygard, a resident of Lyford Cay, has said it is essential The Bahamas embraces what is happening in the stem cell industry.

Last Wednesday, in the House of Assembly, FNM leader Dr Hubert Minnis accused the government of ‘rushing’ stem cell legislation through Parliament.

He suggested the government was pushing the law to appease Mr Nygard. A claims which has been denied. Yesterday PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts said Mrs Butler-Turner’s concern made no sense.

He added: “The record will show that the stem cell facility in Freeport was licensed under the current leader of the Opposition Dr Hubert Minnis who was the Minister of Health at the time.

“So what they are saying isn’t worthy of a response and its just stupid and asinine. You can quote me on that.”

So far, the short film has been viewed 967 times on YouTube.

The Big T also attempted to get an official government response from Prime Minister Perry Christie, however, those attempts were not successful.

Comments

TalRussell 6 years, 11 months ago

OK I'll wait for the red shirts "own" personal billionaire video to surface, before passing judgement. Regardless, no politician or civil servant should be up any person's rich ass? Didn't we have enough of "acting like a ass" exposure with the Anna Nicole Smith cabinet minister Tribune's picture? Guess not.

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ThisIsOurs 6 years, 11 months ago

We cant be for sale....again....or are we just being resold?

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Bahamianpride 6 years, 11 months ago

At this rate the Commonwealth of the Bahamas will be renamed The Islands of Nygard, he will then dress in his metrosexual attire and crown himself king

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banker 6 years, 11 months ago

Nygard will be the king of the Bahamas and Fred Mitchell already has his application in to be the queen of the Bahamas.

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rosiepi 6 years, 11 months ago

True, but Freddie has a few competitors for that Crown

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paul_vincent_zecchino 6 years, 11 months ago

Wasn't there some big Drinkie-Winkie Donnybrook out at his Lyford Cay place a while ago? Hmmm....

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crabman 6 years, 11 months ago

ya just don't get it the Chinese lease nygard, they own the bahamas

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Collin 6 years, 11 months ago

That video should be very insulting to every Bahamian, it is totally despicable. Further, why is it that Nygard is receiving police escort to meet with CB Moss? Is he a minister of government?

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banker 6 years, 11 months ago

Nope, he bought the government.

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ThisIsOurs 6 years, 11 months ago

Hmmm CB Moss and Nygard...what is wrong with this picture ...

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful

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thomas 6 years, 11 months ago

This government is destroying us.

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knowles 6 years, 11 months ago

Thinks to the former PM any one can hire a police escort through the POLICE STAFF ASSOCIATION. Once they are not doing anything illegal.

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concernedcitizen 6 years, 11 months ago

we all get so up in arms about things we have done historically , basically sell ourselves for the sin of others ,,we ran the civil war blockade , ran rum , had gambling when only vegas did in the U/S ,,ran drugs ,help people hide money from taxes in their country ,now Nygard has paid to play Dr Frankenstien and find some anti aging serum from embryonic stem cells ,,sh##t our police can,t even find gambling in the numbers house with everyone sitting round spinnin,think we could tell fetus cells from old cells ............

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concernedcitizen 6 years, 11 months ago

didn,t we even have the" esteemed" Dr Porter on the stem cell panel ...let the good times roll our not so stellar reputation is for sale again ,,lmfao

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