The Tribune Limited
Dear Tribune Editor:
Your staff reporter Sancheska Brown made an egregious error in her front page story in your May 16 edition, “Christie: FNM has no moral authority to accuse PLP”. She stated that it was “alleged that Minister of National Insurance Shane Gibson awarded contracts to PLP supporters and that he hired a firm, run by Mr. Christie’s brother to conduct the NIB forensic audit”.
The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas has three brothers including myself. One brother is deceased, and the other is so far removed from the realm of forensic accounting that your writer could only be pointing at me. I am not an accountant neither do I have any association with a firm engaged in that activity.
Your reporter may have erred in good faith, but my brother Perry is the top public official in the country who guards his integrity carefully. Accordingly, the assertion in your daily that one of his Ministers awarded his (PM) brother with a lucrative contract is scurrilous and untrue.
On behalf of the Prime Minister and his two brothers, I request a front page apology from your newspaper for printing this untruth. I thank you for your attention to this matter.