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Atlanta Consul Recalled

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell has recalled the Consul General to Atlanta Randy Rolle as a result of his arrest in Bimini last Friday.

The Bahama Journal understands that Mitchell expressed grave disappointment over Rolle’s alleged misconduct and summoned him for consultation.

In a statement released yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advised the public that “Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta Randy Rolle has returned to Nassau for consultations with his principals at the headquarters.”

Earlier this week it was reported that an altercation occurred between Rolle and local law enforcement officers in Bimini, which led to his arrest.

According to Free National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard, residents in Bimini said Rolle was travelling on a golf cart with one male and two American females and sought to enter an area that was cordoned off by police.

Pintard explained that as a result of the police refusal to allow Rolle to enter the area on his golf cart, he proceeded to use obscenities against the officers while challenging the officer on the issue of whether he knew whom he was dealing with.

“Rolle did not relent even after the sergeant intervened in the matter,” Pintard said.

“As a result of his behaviour and language he was arrested, handcuffed and placed into the police vehicle. At least one of the female companions repeatedly beat on the vehicle while Rolle was being taken away.”

Even though he has been released, Pintard claimed that Rolle called the prime minister while he was in police custody which led to his release.

However, Rolle denies calling the prime minister while in police custody.

“At no time did I ever call or speak to the prime minister during the time of the events,” Rolle said. “The matter was resolved without recourse to any politician. I was released without charge and there the matter ended.”

Written by Jones Bahamas

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