BREAKING NEWS!!! Another professional victimized by the Ingraham government

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<<< Another drop-dead gorgeous professional VICTIMIZED! Investigative writer Shenique Miller, suspended from ZNS!

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.”

BP cries shame on this most VICKED decision by Lightbourne, who we believed was directed to censure Ms. Miller to hush her credibility.

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!

WE CRY SHAME! WE NEED CHANGE!

15 COMMENTS

  1. And objective they gat the nerve to say WE ON BP BIAS! Well blow me down. We don’t care if it is MILLER or Oswald Brown, you don’t treat journalist like this and get away with it?

    BP will defend the fourth estate, we don’t care who wish to censure it! PLP OR FNM!

    BP

  2. I looked for Ms. Miller on Press Pass, but alas, she was not there. I figured it had to do with the episode on The National Budget and the brouhaha about that. Divide and conquer still works! Journalists must support each other or no one will be safe! You hear me Altevese Munnings?

  3. Well you know Thomas, I will be looking in the Tribune in the morning to see your response to this story. In the meantime, we report and you decide. We stand by our source 100%.

    We need not interview Ms Miller or Mr Lightbourne, the source on the board is a credible individual. Besides that, Where is Ms. Miller’s face on TV of late? Have you seen her lately?

    WHAT A DISGRACE to see how yinner does BEAT-UP WOMEN IN THE COUNTRY! When yinner MPs ain’t breaking a woman’s arm, ya slapping Victimization across a woman’s as they exercise their profession.

    THE FNM HAS NO SHAME! And if the PLP did it we would rake Christie over the COALS!

    GET IT RIGHT AND STOP TREATING WOMEN LIKE THEY ARE DIRT!

    BP

  4. There is a complaint of sexual harassment against the CJ? Who made it, and when and to whom? Has the story appeared in one of the dailies, or The Punch?

  5. BP, I don’t often comment here on these kinds of stories but your observation in this shocking story is absolutely spot on.

    The reporter’s job isn’t to decide what is news. Its to seek it out and report it and let the chips fall where they may. Cynthia, that kind of thinking is exactly why so much foolishness takes place in this country where people think its better to be quiet about shocking things like molestation and rape and then demonize anyone who exposes it. Don’t attack BP. They are the messenger and often all it takes is for BP to put out a story for people who know of it to confirm. We still live in the Bahamas and victimization is still alive and well under Papa Doc Ingraham.

    No wonder we are so backwards. @Thomas, given who is in charge, BP is only doing the same thing the Tribune or Guardian does whenever they post a PLP story in their papers using “unnamed sources” and reporting rumors and sip sip. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you comment negatively about that. Sometimes, the sip sip is the straw that breaks the camel’s back and we’ve seen enough times that where there is smoke, there is fire. Classic example is the fact that for more than a year, BP was hinting and coming right out and saying there were some sexual improprieties surrounding the Chief Justice and female staff when he was in private practice and as AG.

    Now we have a charge of sexual harassment against him finally. If this matter ever sees court, the country would do well to hear the details because like the molestation, many women in this country are sexually harassed on their jobs and nobody says a damn thing.

    Except BP.

  6. This piece does not even qualify as one side of the story…this is BP’s propaganda hit piece. BP was not there, has not interviewed Ms. Miller or Mr. Lightbourne, and the source on the Board is unnamed, so the source may be made up, and writers sometimes do….

  7. Are they considering the children. Imagine if it were u or yuor siblings. Every bahamian should be calling mr lightbourne with outrage. Would he act the same if it were his child being molested

    • Cynthia there was a time when some in this country thought they could shut the voice of BP ya know. Let them try that now, WE WILL BITE THEY HAND OFF!

      BP

    • I mean why does this ‘VICKED’ Ingraham led government continue to victimize and beat over the head these professional women? WHY? WHY WOMEN IN THIS COUNTRY ARE UNDER SUCH ASSAULT BY THIS NASTY LOW ADMINISTRATION? WE NEED TO STOP YA KNOW!

      BP

  8. THIS IS NOT RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MS MILLER DID NO WRONG .Bahamians needs to know what is going on in their country.Alot of this stuff is hide from the public .

  9. GEESH… AS FAR AS I KNOW, SHENIQUE WAS BIG TIME FNM… GUESS SHE WON’T BE WEARING ANY MORE RED ON CAMERA… BUT SHE IS A PROFESSIONAL INDEED. i AM SADDENED TO HEAR THIS…

  10. CORRECTION BP. THAT WASNT HIS “BOYFRIEND” WHO BEAT HIM UP. THAT WAS A “HIRED” COMPANION WHO WHOOP HIS ASS FOR NOT PAYING THE BALANCE ON A BILL FOR SEXUAL FAVORS. GOOD EVENIN.

  11. It is time for the Govt to see the faces they have victimised since they returned to office in 2007.HOA this QWednesday 21/07 for all affected persons.Lets look these crooks in the eye and tell them enough is enough.Cowards are afraiud to face those they have mistreated,therefore gather around and dont be intimidated.Numbers cause cowards to retreat.

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