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Bahamas: Former Cabinet minister under active investigation


(Eyewitness News) NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Minister of Youth, Sports, and Culture Lanisha Rolle is currently under police investigation, Eyewitness News can confirm.

Sources close to the matter said the police probe stems from allegations that surfaced during her tenure as minister in the former Minnis-led administration.

The former Seabreeze MP resigned from her Cabinet post in February 2021 but gave little explanation for the decision.

It followed a lockdown of the ministry ordered by former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis amid an ongoing audit of the National Sports Authority.

Among the revelations, Auditor General Terrance Bastian found that a contract was awarded without Cabinet approval, and in some instances, cheques to contractors were collected by a senior ministry official.

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