Former Gov’t ran NIB like a jungaliss with a stolen credit card – FUNDS SQUANDERED!
Nassau, Bahamas — Bahamas Press is agreeing with the staff at the National Insurance Board and is calling for the resignation of Algernon Cargill as the Executive head of the Board.
Now everyone and they ‘mah’ knows Cargill and BP are no friends. We know the Fiji Water-drinking director very well. He is the man who splurges the Board’s money to wine and dine at the finest club houses while mothers gata beg for their benefits.
You know little has been done in the last administration to INVESTIGATE the Board and its alleged CORRUPT practices. Here are just some:
You will remember how back in 2010 BP’s exposé of the Board led to a heated debate in Parliament.
In that report we cited how Winston Rolle, a former Director of National Insurance Board, who was an advocate against the National Health Insurance, was positioned around the table. That was payback #1.
Rolle was sent to Jamaica to assist with the negotiations for the computer software company for the National Drug Plan. Reports are Rolle not only negotiated for NIB but mainly for himself.
Since he has been greased and oiled, he has now handed in his resignation and has received the full blessings of a contract issued by guess who? Algernon Cargill and Patrick Ward, the director and Chairman of the Board…VELL MUDDOS!
Rolle presently leads the Bahamian team in a partnership for (Advanced Integrated Systems) AIS, Jamaica. The company was awarded the Systems contract by NIB.
But there is more.
Just after that deal was struck, we were advised, Cargill had arranged for the rental of one of his cousin’s apartments in Sandyport for the AIS consultants to the drug plan.
The Board, we knew at the time, was also paying for that rental.
In our quest for truth, BP dug deeper and we found out that Philip Kemp was the second board member of NIB having knowledge of its full workings who received a contract from the Board.
Kemp resigned from NIB and was later issued a sub-contract from Telco Enterprises at the Sandilands facility being funded by NIB. The contract has cost the taxpayers of the Bahamas a whopping $8.6 million. [You heard about it extensively during the last campaign].
In a session of Parliament following questions to the Minister with responsibility for NIB, Hubert Ingraham, the then Prime Minister told Parliament: “I will read what they say. I will listen to what they say, and I will speak after that.”
Readers would remember how Shane Gibson and PLP strongman Philip ‘Brave’ Davis called for a probe into NIB in 2010 as they exposed in Parliament the SCANDALOUS squander of public money at the Board.
Boy, this getting hot!
However, despite the exposed litany of abuses of public money at NIB, the Prime Minister at the time had yet to honour his word and speak to the matter or answer claims of SQUANDER unfolding at the Board when he was kicked out of office by the Bahamian voters.
Mums the word!
Bahamas Press demands a Public Commission to investigate the SCANDALOUS OPERATIONS at NIB. INCLUDING THE CONTRACTS TO KENUTH Knowles, PORKY DORSETT, IRAM LEWIS, Charlton Morley AND Jeffery LLOYD, just to name a few.
We believe these latest events are blatant conflicts of interest and represent an assault on the backs of the Bahamian people, many of whom cannot collect a dime from NIB.
We again ask for the resignation of NIB director Algernon Cargill.