Nassau, Bahamas — A member of the board at ZNS has expressed outrage with objection and is threatening to resign following the suspension of the Corporation’s top investigative journalist Shenique Miller on July 9th.
The member of the board has reliably informed Bahamas Press, Miller in a letter written by General Manager, Edwin Lightbourne, was advise of her suspension following the nail biting revelation of molestation allegations at the Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home.
The last investigative journalist working at ZNS we are told was sent home without pay and threatened with dismissal from the Corporation for reporting the incidents. The GM, who has yet to give true and accurate reason for his decision, has yet to inform the board on the matter and, “we are not happy with the decision,” the member said.
“I am not satisfied that any suspension was warranted because Ms. Miller had not breach any standards as required in her story. She did not report gossip or rumour. In fact, she engaged a one on one with the victim[s] and their parents who confirmed there are indeed molestations occurring in the government ran facility,” the irate board member said.
“We cannot run a country where journalist are not allowed to perform the task set out in the profession and are being stifled, bamboozled, victimized, whiplash and intimidated for bringing truth to the public, then how could we move forward as a country? This is not communist China or North Korea and the Ingraham Government must respect the tenants of a real democracy.”
It is equally amazing to see how no member of the WUTLESS MEDIA IN THE BAHAMAS has come to the aid of their colleague. WHAT A DISGRACE! Members of the public must judge carefully what they read and hear when they listen to news in the Bahamas!
The board member also noted to BP that ‘rank double standards’ appear to be the order of the day at ZNS. “When Rev. T.G. Morrison threatened to sue ZNS because of a story it ran on June 15th, we made a detailed retraction to that story. Up to this day, the reporter and the editor responsible [One who was beaten black and blue by his boyfriend and called it a robbery] was never called in one meeting or suspended. The only thing ZNS did was on Friday July 9th, where we run a 4:15min. apology. In every line of that apology the Editor, Jerome Sawyer, denied that what he edited was true. So why was he and that reporter not suspended?”
The board member we are told is livid by the double standards of the Corporation and advised that in short order the minister would see a resignation letter on his desk.
One again BP cries ‘DUTTY SHAME’ on the Minister of Broadcasting, Tommy Turnquest, for attempting to cover-up another scandal of molestation in a government institution.
BP is headed to the school this week and shall report our findings. Stay Tuned!