Fourth minister quits Cabinet — MYSC Lanisha Rolle to stay on as MP

Fourth minister quits Cabinet — MYSC Lanisha Rolle to stay on as MP
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha Rolle.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha Rolle has tendered her resignation from Cabinet, becoming the fourth minister to resign this term.

Rolle did not provide a reason when she confirmed her decision to Eyewitness News this morning; however, she said she will continue on as the MP for Sea Breeze to fulfill the contract she signed with voters.

In a letter to the governor general, Rolle said she was pleased to have opened and “bookmark” this chapter of her “book of national service to the good people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas”.

“Together we did and continue to ‘Make Seabreeze Better’. It is on the shoulders of the hardworking, dedicated and good-spirited residents of Seabreeze that I stand, and continue standing with the help of the good Lord.”

She continued: “The contract I signed with the voters of Seabreeze on Election Day was for a period of five years or unless a new Member of Parliament is seated. Therefore, I remained focused and committed to fully perform my part of the contract.”

She added: “These are extremely difficult times… Therefore, I will not abandon them in the hour they most need representation.”

Rolle thanked Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis for the opportunity to serve in Cabinet, and the Free National Movement, its officers and her constituency executives.

She also thanked her husband, family and religious community for their continued prayers and support of her political career.

Rolle added: “For those who know the virtue of prayer, let us together pray that the Lord will give strength unto His people and that our Lord will bless his people with peace.”

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.

Elizabeth MP Dr Duane Sands resigned as health minister in May after accepting responsibility for a breach of protocol amid the country’s border closure.

In June 2019, St Anne’s MP Brent Symonette resigned as minister of financial services, trade and industry and immigration.

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When Mrs Roller said, “It is on the shoulders of the hardworking, dedicated and good-spirited residents of Seabreeze that I stand, and continue standing with the help of the good Lord.”

That type of language can be interpreted as oppressive.

She should have said.” Standing with/next to the shoulders of the hardworking…”

Because as a saint, woman of God, and servant of God. Those characters or titles shows a function of helping, serving with humility.

Since the good master Jesus Christ doesn’t stand on people’s shoulders. Those who say/claim that follow Him shouldn’t stand on people’s shoulders, or use that language. But be like the Master which is lowly/humble, serving, yet powerful, wise and revolutionary against the status quo and the hypocrites.

Use serving, humble and intelligent/competent language. Please.

Ive seen a lot of person pitty and cry shame on this cabinet because of so many resignations but i see i leader who wants no association or should i say public association with corruption. If your caught do “sh!t” with the ppl money you should be moved no doubt about it.

Ive seen a lot of person pitty and cry shame on this cabinet because of so many resignations but i see i leader who wants no association or should i say public association with corruption. If your caught do “sh!t” with the ppl money you should be moved no doubt about it. So to me its not such a bad thing. It might deter others from doin fool.

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