Nassau, Bahamas – Some believe in the Bahamas that there are some people who cannot be prosecuted and Louis Bacon is one such person who got off when a private criminal case was brought against him.
The egregious decision of former FNM Attorney General John Delaney occurred when he issued a nolle prosequi in the private prosecution of Louis Bacon by Peter Nygard.
Again, how was the public interest served and the integrity of the judicial process protected by this discontinuation? And many Bahamians are asking the question: Where was then Loretta Butler-Turner while this decision was made? Was she fast asleep at the Cabinet table since the FNM obviously believes that a nolli prosequi should firstly be discussed around the Cabinet table, contrary to the constitution?
Butler-Turner, many would recall, was standing up in the Parliament defending Louis Bacon after his private business had to close down in the country. At that time many suspicious activities were being recorded by the press at his home in Lyford Cay where illegal supersonic speakers were being used against the wishes of his neighbours.
What is clear, though, in all this is that some people appear to be above the law. Their names cannot be called because they issue threats to journalists, media houses, politicians and even to Parliament! And then they get off with a Nolle when criminal charges are put on dem!
We all must wonder how did Louis Bacon get off that criminal prosecution, but Bahamians from writers to politicians are all facing judges for the same man?