Nassau, Bahamas — Cheryl Grant –Bethell, we believe, has good and valid reasons to file her affidavit before the Supreme Court of the Bahamas as she accused Hubert Ingraham of threatening to assault and endanger her with bodily harm following a meeting.
In her documents filed on Thursday, Bethell recorded a hostile Ingraham who threatened to, “Bloody my face…abolish my post and retire me in the public interest”, if she failed to accept a position offered to her by the Judicial & Legal Services Commission [JLSC].
Ingraham denied Bethell’s account of the meeting stating that at no time had he offered her any ambassadorial position nor did he invite her at any meeting. However, when the matter was first raised in the House of Assembly the PM did indeed confirm meeting with Bethell several times to assure her of his support. He noted that he then in a subsequent meeting, advised her that he had “good and valid reasons” why he could not support her appointment as Director of Public Prosecutions. The post by law can only be appointed to an applicant following reviews by JLSC and not the PM.
The public row now raises questions as to how deep is the influence of the Executive over the judiciary and raises concerns as to the level of meddling into judicial matters that are being done by the PM. The brawl also poses questions to the PM’s irate violent behaviour towards women at a time of national crisis where cold-blooded murderers are engaging in the most heinous crimes known to mankind in the country.
Bahamas Press believes the temper tantrums of the PM have gone far too long unchecked and we believe the encounter with Bethell has crossed the line of decency. Ingraham’s Mugabe-style behaviour is not new and only a WUTLESS MEDIA in the Bahamas is having amnesia over his record.
BP remembers Ingraham’s tirade and disgraceful spectacle on a stage at Clifford Park when he fired in a crowd of almost 10,000 citizens Lady Russell and Steve McKinney; telling them both “Go find ya own ZNS”.
The memory lost by members of the WUTLESS MEDIA in this town also fails to remember the collapsing of former FNM Senator, Roston Miller, who fell almost to his death with a massive heart attack following a cussing tirade by Ingraham right in the office of the Prime Minister.
The ‘face bludgeoning’ arguments by Ingraham could also be remembered when he committed a drive-by; firing on the former Chairman of Bank of Bahamas, Alfred Jarrett. Did anyone remember how he made his temper outburst to Algernon Allen, Pierre Dupuch Tennyson Wells? Perhaps some would remember how he told Lester Turnquest to be out of the government’s office by sundown and had the former minister of state to catch a ride from the Sir Cecil Wallace Whitfield building in Cable Beach.
We believe Cheryl Grant-Bethell’s claims 100%. The actions described by her are indeed those of the Prime Minister who is mean and mean-spirited. His ugly mongrel-like attitude is unwelcome to those who sit in public life who represent Bahamians around the world.
We believe he has brought disdain to the Office of Prime Minister in this country and ought to HANG HIS HEAD DOWN IN SHAME FOR HIS NASTY ROGUE ATTITUDE towards women. It is no wonder the pack of women beaters sit on his side in the Parliament. They are shameless men who do not possess any respect for women!