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Bishop Tells Govt to Investigate Corruption Fairly

Bahamas Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander applauded the government for its stance against corruption, but advised that there are other tools that can remove the appearance of a witch hunt.

“One such tool, which was discussed at the University of The Bahamas last week, is a commission,” Bishop Fernander said during a press conference yesterday.

“Let me state emphatically that I fully support police investigation and the administration of justice wherever it is necessary.  However, the investigative process and the administration of justice must be seen by all to be fair and balanced.”

Bishop Fernander explained that justice must be unbiased and blind to anything except the facts before it.

“In my view, it is not in the common good for it to be perceived that the government is using the laws of the land and its enforcement agents to carry out a political campaign promise,” he said.

“This issue must be handled in a manner that concludes with the renewed confidence of the Bahamian people in our system of justice and law enforcement.

“The Bahamas is a small, but important country and though we have accomplished much as a nation, we still have a ways to go.  The unity of our citizens is crucial to the successful further development of our country.

“This being said, I applaud the government on its stance against corruption but advise the government along with civil society that there are other tools at their disposal that can remove the appearance of a witch hunt.”

Written by Jones Bahamas

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