BREAKING NEWS….Queen's College Scandal Continues

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2044

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Carl Bethel (left) Zhivargo Laing (center) Tommy Turnquest (right).

BRADLEY ROBERTS HAS REVEALED THAT THE WIFE OF ZHIVARGO LAING, WAS APPOINTED TO THE FOUR PERSON PANEL WHO INVESTIGATED THE MATTER AT QUEEN’S COLLEGE CONCERNING THE SCANDALOUS ACTIVITY OF CARL BETHEL’S SON AND A MINOR. APPARENTLY, LANG’S WIFE WAS A GIVEN A JOB AT QUEEN’S COLLEGE. MR. ROBERTS WAS QUOTED AS SAYING, ” IT HAS TO BE THE HEIGHT OF ALL FOOLISHNESS FOR A ONCE PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTION AS QUEEN’S COLLEGE TO BECOME A PART OF THE SICK NETWORK CALLED THE FREE NATIONAL MOVEMENT. WHERE WILL THE TRUTH LIE IN THIS MATTER WHEN THE VICE PRINCIPAL IS MRS. SHAWN TURNQUEST; THE MINISTER OF NATIONAL SECURITY IS TOMMY TURNQUEST; THE BROTHER OF THE POLICE COMMISSIONER IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FNM, JOHNLEY FERGUSON; THE FATHER OF THE 17 YEAR OLD AT THE HELM OF THE SCANDAL IS THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION, CARL BETHEL; AND AS IF THE JUNIOR MINISTER OF FINANCE DOESN’T ALREADY HAVE ‘SCANDALOUS’ AS HIS MIDDLE NAME, ZHIVARGO LAING’S WIFE IS ALSO EMPLOYED AT QUEEN’S COLLEGE AND WAS A PART OF THE FOUR PERSON PANEL WHO DECIDED TO DROWN THE INCIDENT. IT IS A SAD DAY INDEED THAT TRUTH HAS BEEN GIVEN A DEATH SENTENCE IN THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE OF THE FREE NATIONAL MOVEMENT.”

16 COMMENTS

  1. My only concern about this story is whether or not the young female gave consent to perform oral sex.This could only be determined if the matter was investigated by Policemen with integrity.I am still perplexed as to why the coverup by the school.Questions and more questions are being asked due to the handling of this sad matter.Did the prefect use his authority to force the female to perform oral sex on him?How come he was not doing likewise?Are the parents or guardians of the female so peeved that they gave the story out? There is only one way to resolve this matter and that is top have an investigation carried out and the chips allowed to fall where they may.

  2. Why should one boy be crucified and a girl exposed because of who the boy’s parents are? These hypocrites are the ones guilty of double standards. And it won’t gain them any political points. To the contrary, decent people, including PLPs, look on with disgust.

    I think the newspapers should be careful not to facilitate the scandal-mongers with the misinformation they spew. I was glad to see that The Tribune corrected a report that there was a video of this alleged incident. If there was one going the rounds on the internet as rumoured then it should be easy to produce it.

    The truth is that the teacher who was reported to have seen the alleged incident saw nothing. It turns out she was repeating what another student told her.

  3. Some people seem to have the wrong idea about this whole situation. This is not about FNM or PLP, thats where we are going wrong. Lets look at it like this. A 17 yr old boy and a 13 yr old girl. The mere fact that she is under the legal consentual age should be the issue or the concern. Anyone defending the Minister and his son should look at it as being there daughter. Trust i preparing to have a daughter in the next 2 months and i can assure you that if she were to be involve in a case like this(God forbid) there would have to be ACCOUNTABILITY. Wow big word. Since we are making it a political thing, when is there going to be ACCOUNTABILITY of the matter. If there was no validity to the matter, when the news was being circulated the major newspapers would not have gotten involved. I dont care about PLP or FNM, but i do care about the double standard that occur. If it was my son and one of the Ministers daughter, i can assure you my son would have had charges pressed against him. We need to stop covering for the Politicians and there wrong doings. Like Jan said, Mr. Bethel and Mr. Turnquest both with link to this matter, has blamed parents for the violence in the schools, but i guess sexual acts in the school is the responsibility of the child; if he/she is not related to a MINISTER.

  4. Latoya

    YOU ARE MISSING THE WHOLE POINT:

    THE CRIME IN QUESTION BY LAW IS CALLED STATUTORY RAPE ….. THE MALE STUDENT IS 17 (ALMOST 18 YEARS OLD) AND THE FEMALE IS JUST 13 YEARS OLD ……. STATUTORY RAPE.

    THERE WAS A DELIBERATE COVER UP BECAUSE THE STUDENT WAS THE SON OF A CABINET MINISTER.

    THE MALE STUDENT WAS GIVEN A SLAP ON THE WRIST OF A 3 DAY SUSPENSION BY QC OFFICIALS WHO JUST HAPPEN TO BE RELATED TO 2 MINISTERS IN THIS FNM GOVERNMENT.

    THERE IS OBVIOUSLY A DOUBLE STANDARD HERE, WHEN WE KNOW THAT OTHER QC STUDENTS HAVE BEEN EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL FOR LESS SERIOUS ACTS.

    ONLY AFTER THE NEWS BROKE ON THE VARIOUS BLOGS DID THE NEWSPAPERS CARRY THE STORY …. 1 MONTH LATER, (YES 1 MONTH LATER) AND EVEN THEN THE VITAL DETAILS WERE OMITTED …… WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE AND HOW.

    THE FNM HAS CONTINUALLY BLAMED PARENTS WHEN THERE IS AN INCIDENT ON SCHOOL CAMPUSES … THEY CLAIM THAT THE LACK OF HOME TRAINING AND PARENTAL CONTROL IS THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM. SO IF THIS IS THE YARD STICK THE FNM USES, THEN CARL BETHEL (A PARENT) IS TO BLAME ….. IF IT IS GOOD FOR THE GOOSE THEN IT’S GOOD FOR THE GANDER.

    CARL BETHEL ALWAYS HAS A LOT TO SAY WHEN “ANY” KIND OF CRIME HAPPENS ON OTHER SCHOOL CAMPUSES, SO WHY IS HE SILENT NOW?

    CARL BETHEL HAPPENS TO BE THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION, SO HE HAS A ROLE TO PLAY …. IT’S ONLY A COINCIDENCE THAT IN THIS CASE THE PERPETRATOR IS HIS SON …… HE SHOULD BE THE FIRST ONE TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT THIS IS HIS SON…… HOW WILL HE BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO “FIX HIS MOUTH” AND BLAME OTHER PARENTS FOR ANY FUTURE INCIDENTS ON ANY OTHER SCHOOL CAMPUS AS HE HAS HIMSELF DONE IN THE PAST?

    IF THIS WAS ANYBODY ELSES SON, AND ESPECIALLY IF IT WAS THE SON OF A PLP MP, THE STORY WOULD HAVE IMMEDIATELY HIT THE PAPERS, AND EVEN YOU LATOYA WOULD HAVE JOINED IN THE CRITICISMS AND THE GOSSIP BECAUSE IT INVOLVED A PLP …. I AM SURE THEN THE PLP MP (PARENT) WOULD HAVE BEEN BLAMED.

    CARL BETHEL IS THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION, AND THIS IS HIS SON, AND BECAUSE OF THIS DOUBLE WHAMMY HE HAS A ROLE TO PLAY …… HE CANNOT REMAIN QUIET IN HOPES THAT THIS WILL GO AWAY.

    CARL BETHEL IS TO BLAME FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE COVER UP, AND NOT ENSURING THAT THE LAW TAKES ITS COURSE …… HIS SON SHOULD BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE COURTS, JUST LIKE ALL OTHER PERSONS WOULD HAVE BEEN ….. THE CHILD OF AN FNM CABINET MINISTER SHOULD NOT BE EXEMPTED.

  5. okay every body is blaming minister bethel a child has a mind of his own regardless on what the parent tell them they still go and do some thing else every body is putting there head in the minister business what if there was a local child that had sex in the school we probably would not of hear it but because it is minister bethel every body head is there it is already happened theres not we or minister bethel can do about it his son and the female in volved has already been punished not only by the school but by bahamains on the whole minister laing, bradley roberts, this donot concern you what if it was your child what would you have done now that bethel jr made a mistake every body is trying to blame is father the child has already been punish most of your children are doing worst than that but you are hiding it you are not bringing it out lets worry about how to avoid things like that to happen again instead of pointing fingers mr bethel dont worry about what people talk about everyone yes your child was wrong but he made a mistake they will talk about him tell death do part they talked about jesus and he died for us encourage him to do well in school and that minior disappointment will some day pay off talk to him and let him know you are in this together

  6. different strokes for different jokes!!!! what a bull shit of a place this one has come/ lord have mercy on all a-yinna.

  7. I think that Lil Bethel & the young lady should have been made an example to their Piers of that school, because of their foolishness embarrass them among them,That is school busines and school business involves our children who are our upcoming society, and they would know by the time they reach that, what is right from wrong and automatically run away from wrong.Confidentiality is a big issue when it comes to our children.
    PLP OR FNM SHOULD HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH A SITUATION IN OUR SCHOOLS INVOLVING COMMON PEOPLE CHILDREN OR THE POLITITIONS CHILDREN, WE ARE SUPPOSE TO BE ONE PEOPLE, ONE NATION UNDER GOD.
    If we keep running to the rescue of our children who are in these institutions for learning how to become an adult they will always make mistakes because they know their parents will come and rescue them.Let our children take resposibilities for their actions in order to be good citizens of this country in the near future.

    The people on the panel are wrong, Bradley Roberts is wrong and if there was any kind of sweet talking to anybody , that was wrong ok.
    The principal, the boss in the Ministry of education and the parents of these children needs to get together with these kids and get them straight they don’t need no panel thats why the government has people in place.And they also need to see the psyche doctor for evaluation.embarrassment changes people and maybe they won’t thing of wrong doings again.

  8. It is apparently impossible for the present leaders to make any significant dent in this crime problem. Everyday something happens that make you go my my what next. Who is running the asylum? get a grip Minister of N.S. Make it appear that you are doing something because as it stands we wonder what you are doing? Curfew should have been in place a long time. Graham, i agree , marshal law curfew, national service etc.. Lets stop the talkin and get things done

  9. Tourist killed in front of X-prime minister! “isn’t long now” curfew & marshal law coming !
    Tourist travel advisory from US embassy !

  10. I have seen your articles on the scndal at QC involving families of high-ranking FNM’s.

    Let me start by saying that I am PLP but I don’t think that it is right for Mr. Roberts to be as “hard-hitting” as he is doing right now. We all have children and we never know if and when one of our kids may do something stupid which will embarrass us. Even though Mrs. Turnquest and Mrs. laing are wives of Ministers, I think Mr. Roberts should confine his hard-hitting comments to the Public Servants (Ministers) and leave the wives out. Once he states that they are wives of these Ministers, the public will be able to draw their own conclusions without Mr. Roberts having to say anymore.

    What I DO WANT to see him hit hard, is the Commissioner of Police, Reginald Ferguson, who is sitting on his ass doing and saying nothing about this JUST BECAUSE it involves FNM Ministers AND the fact that his brother is the Chairman of the FNM. Also, Minister Turnquest is his immediate boss !!!! What were some of those words that Hubert introduced to the Bahamian vernacular back in 1992 …….. nepotism, cronyism, political favouritism ….????? Hmmmmm !!!!

    If it had been the child of a PLP Minister he would have been on the news EVERY day pontificating about “no one being above the law”. We are ALL aware of the hatchet jobs he has already done to families of high-ranking PLP’s.

    Please Mr. Roberts, do not leave out Reginald Ferguson.

    ALSO, Please do not leave out the Tribune and their BIASED reporting of the story. If it were the child of a PLP Minister, their headline would have UNQUESTIONABLY read “Cabinet Minister’s son ………”; instead their headline read “Son of Parliamentarian ……”

  11. To ‘Concerned’ Bahamas Press is YOUR site you! Its does not belong to any of us writers. What we intend to do is bring back the power of writing and real journalism to you and the people of the country. Had it not been for this blog and others, you the readers would never know what is going on.

    You say it means nothing, others share our opinion that it is everything. One thing is sure, both comments and opinions are shared, try seeing that happen in the ‘WUTLESS’ TRIBUNE.

    Bahamas Press/Editor

  12. I guess it has become abundantly clear that Mr. Laing doesn’t know what “conflict of interest” means. Which acutely renders him unsuitable for a minister’s post.

    Mr. Bethel’s moral compass apparently is so broken as to be unable to keep his son on the straight ‘n narrow. A real father would have seen to it that Bethel Jr. would be limping around the campus right now, and not giving other girls “the eye”.

    As for the hypocrite Mr. Roberts claiming “IT IS A SAD DAY INDEED THAT TRUTH HAS BEEN GIVEN A DEATH SENTENCE IN THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE OF THE FREE NATIONAL MOVEMENT”

    A death sentence for a corpse? After the PLP spent decades killing truth, burying scandals, taking bribes, dealing drugs? Not to speak of rape allegations… Hypocrite.

    Time to wake up: FNM and PLP are birds of a feather. Both are beyond redemption. The Bahamian people need to wrest their country back from the UnBahamian politricksters, PLP or FNM.

  13. I know I promised to not come back to this site but after I was just called and informed of this new “Breaking News” I could not believe it and had to see it for myself. I cannot admit to having firsthand knowledge of everything that happens in Queen’s College but I feel that I have a very good idea – What a load of baloney!!

    BP. Please remind your readers of the law as it relates to lies and defamation of character. Do you stand liable for the things you post on your site which are no true and are damaging to the reputations of others or are you pretty safe to post whatever garbage you want because you operate out of anonymity? If it is true that BP is accountable for its story, then remember that folks can do an IP trace on you back to your ISP to verify the name on the account, check the registration of your domain name and your domain hosting company.

    Please be careful what you get yourself caught in. The tenants of your blog is good but some of the comments you post as moderators of the blog are borderline (if not completely) illegal.

  14. I don’t know if anyone remembers, but in high school there were ALWAYS younger girls who liked to get it on with older boys. Not discounting how rude and fresh both these kids are, I don’t think their little school tryst deserves all this attention. I think the time and attention would be better spent on children who are molested by much older persons in positions of authority.

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