PM: Lanisha Rolle scandal under investigation
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has accepted the resignation of Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha Rolle who has tendered her resignation.
“Certain matters have been brought to the attention of the Prime Minister and are under investigation,” according to Cabinet Office.
Damning information was uncovered during a forensic audit of Rolle’s ministry. The Gallery understands certain actions taken circumvented government procedures.
The Prime Minister thanked Rolle for her service.
However, she made it clear she will not be resigning as the Seabreeze MP.
Minnis advised the Governor General CA Smith to appoint the Iram Lewis as substantive Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture.
Minister Lewis will demit his post as Minister of State in the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, which remains under the ministerial portfolio of the Prime Minister.
Rolle is the fourth member of the Minnis cabinet to resign since taking office in 2017.
Following this investigation, will the Minnis Administration be quick to prosecute Lanisha Rolle the way it did three former members of the Christie Administration or will this matter be swept under the rug?