FNM chairman Darron Cash believes the controversial forensic audit into allegations of misconduct at NIB will cost more than $1m when legal fees and other items are factored in.
PLP CHAIRMAN Bradley Roberts said yesterday that the NIB Forensic Audit exposed another “FNM mess” the PLP is now forced to has to clean up.
FNM chairman Darron Cash has questioned why NIB is no closer to determining whether Mr Cargill should be re-instated or terminated from his post.
PRIME MINISTER Perry Christie said yesterday the FNM government has no moral authority to accuse him or the PLP of conflict of interest when they did the same thing – if not worse – when they were in power.
FNM deputy chairman Dr Duane Sands said former National Insurance Board chairman Gregory Moss is either “perjuring himself” or has lied to him about knowing a woman who Moss helped get hospital surgery using $15,000 of NIB money.
THE previous Ingraham administration did not stop any tourism policing programme, rather they expanded the “ill-formed” programme because the individuals involved were not adequately qualified, opposition leader Hubert Minnis said yesterday.
A RESOLUTION tabled in the House of Assembly by National Insurance Minister Shane Gibson which would empower a $5 million purchase of residences formerly used to house officials of the court sparked a renewed call for an official residence for the Prime Minister of the Bahamas.
SUSPENDED National Insurance Board director (NIB), Algernon Cargill, has accused Shane Gibson of bypassing transparent tendering processes to award contracts to Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) supporters.
A NATIONAL Insurance Board meeting scheduled for yesterday afternoon could aid in bringing closure to the uncertain status of suspended NIB director Algernon Cargill, National Insurance Minister Shane Gibson indicated yesterday.
GEORGE Smith, former Exuma MP told an audience that the anniversary of independence should prompt Bahamians to consider creating a “more perfect, modern yet progressive constitution”.
THE government will do all it can to pursue money paid out in National Insurance bonuses if it is found that they were obtained without proper authorisation, according to Labour Minister Shane Gibson.
FORMER Cabinet Minister Loftus Roker yesterday said he does not sympathise with Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell on his plight to clean up the country’s illegal migrant problems.
AMID criticism over the government’s performance during its first year in office – especially in terms of job creation – State Minister for Finance Michael Halkitis said the government cannot allow such comments to “distract us from continuing to work”.
ALGERNON Cargill, suspended NIB Director, has been told to either report to the Board within the next few days or risk not having the opportunity to defend himself against allegations which may not be in his best interest.