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Moss Criticises Party For Actions During Nib Row

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Gregory Moss

By AVA TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

A YEAR after his dismissal from the top post at the National Insurance Board, Marco City MP Gregory Moss yesterday spoke out against his own party’s actions during the ordeal.

The former NIB chairman said he had not forgotten how he was politically “vilified”, adding that he would revisit the matter “at the right time”.

Mr Moss said: “I am sick and tired of the politicians of this [House of Assembly]. I am waiting anxiously. I have spent the beginning of last year watching the tail end of my name being vilified in this house. I did what I had to do for my country, and I bore the price for that, and I haven’t forgotten that. I will get back to that very shortly at the right time.”

An audit into the accounts at NIB was undertaken after a 22-page letter written by Mr Moss with allegations against former director Algernon Cargill was leaked.

In the following months, multiple claims were lodged against both Moss and Cargill over allegations of misconduct and misuse of funds.

Mr Cargill was later suspended pending the outcome of the audit, and later dismissed for breach of confidentiality. Not long after, Mr Cargill filed a lawsuit against NIB and Mr Moss but lost the suit.

Later, Mr Moss was fired as Chairman of the Board by Prime Minister Perry Christie when he refused to resign.

Mr Christie ordered Mr Moss to tender his resignation or face being fired from his post after he criticised the Prime Minister on his Facebook page.

In that detailed criticism, Mr Moss also contradicted the Prime Minister saying that he was still in possession of his NIB issued credit card, despite Mr Christie’s assurances to the public that the MP was no longer in possession of it.

At that time, Board Minister Shane Gibson insisted that the forensic audit did not produce any adverse findings against Mr Moss.

Mr Moss said: “I have watched the Leader of the Opposition call me names in this house, called for me to be investigated, and when the report was tabled never said anything to withdraw it.

“Talking about another member of this house, I’ve watched my members on that side either contribute to that or not do anything to defend that, and when the report was put in place, never did anything to correct it on the record of this house.”

He added: “I have paid the price to be in this house, and I pay it happily.”

Mr Moss’s remarks came during his contribution to a debate on the Bahamas Spatial Data Infrastructure Programme Bill.

Comments

proudloudandfnm 6 years, 4 months ago

Well Greg hopefully we won't have to worry about you in politics no mo. We have enough corrupt MP's thank you wery much. Don't need no mo!

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Greentea 6 years, 4 months ago

So what in this article suggests his corruption? The audit produced "no adverse findings" against him. Do you know something we non-insiders don't know? I wish Moss the best. Leaders are born of circumstances. I would like to see how he manages his temper but also his differences with his own party and slightly more differences with the FNM. Don't know much about him- but I do admire that he has managed to come a long way and did well before entering politics. In my opinion the more corruptible tend to come with nothing and require politics to get rich- and stay rich. Don't think you can say that about Moss and if you can- bring your evidence.

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bigbadbob 6 years, 4 months ago

He means the 600k he took from a client as the corruption,

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Greentea 6 years, 4 months ago

Wow. First time I am hearing bout this. Is there a place where one can find more information about this matter? an article? etc.

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ThisIsOurs 6 years, 4 months ago

Get ready to be fired again. But I'm guessing he doesn't care at this point he's so fed up. Truly amazing but in that 15mins he was doing what we've elected them all to do, represent us, say in the House what we are concerned about on the street. They seem to forget that when they get there and act as if their only mission is to pad their bank account and grin like Cheshire cats at anyone who flashes a dollar at them.

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bigbadbob 6 years, 4 months ago

I be told he was found guilty in law suit of 600k thieft from a client

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