- The Gallery
PM’s cousin destroying Potter’s Cay Dock
Potters Cay Dock vendors are seeing red after Dock Manager Gregory Minnis, who is the cousin of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, issued instructions for barriers to be placed on the dock, preventing vendors from getting their trucks close enough to offload conch for their stalls.
This blatant disregard for the vendors has once again caused hardship on the small business owners who are still reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions, which prevented them from operating for months despite implementing the requisite safety protocols.
During a meeting attended by high-ranking police officers last week, Gregory Minnis promised vendors that this restrictive measure would be just a speed bump. However, the barrier was erected instead and is clearly an obstacle which prevents easy access for vendors.
Since Minnis was appointed the manager of Potter’s Cay Dock, seven stall owners have lost their stalls to make way for his friends and family.
One vendor tearfully said, “It is blatantly obvious that this administration is determined to destroy the vendors at Potter’s Cay Dock”.
Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard, who has responsibility for Potter’s Cay Dock, seems helpless to intervene on behalf of the stall owners as the dock manager is a relative of the Prime Minister and Pintard appears to be on shaky ground with Dr. Minnis, who is said to be dangling another nomination for the upcoming election over his head like a carrot.