Amidst Allegations, Turnquest Remains Focused
Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest is breaking his silence today outside of Cabinet. He spoke to reporters on the issue at hand, regarding allegations of fraud that was filed in the Supreme Court last week.
Turnquest said he remains resolute as minister of finance and is working to maneuver the country through the pandemic.
What Peter Turnquest said
“I’m focused on what I do. I am very disciplined on what I do.
“The matters that are circulating out there are unfortunate. They will be dealt with in the due cause of time.
“Again I am focused on working for the Bahamian people, while I have the opportunity to do so. That’s to ensure we get through this crisis.”
Why this matters
- A writ has been filed in the Supreme Court alleging “bogus loans” when Turnquest was director and manager of Sky Bahamas and Aviation Oversight, which was owned by a former business partner Randy Butler.
- Turnquest says the “several allegations” are “categorically false.”
State of play
The country awaits word from Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, who yesterday said Cabinet is deliberating on Turnquest’s dealings and future with the party after opposition leader Philip Davis called for Turnquest’s resignation.