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PM Responds to Calls For Munroe to Resign

Prime Minister Philip Davis addressing the controversy surrounding the National Security Minister’s comments over a four-year plea deal.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Philip Davis addressing the controversy surrounding National Security Minister Wayne Munroe comments over a four-year plea deal for a 40-year-old man who was accused of having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl.

Davis says Munroe needs to learn to keep his personal comments to himself.

Berthony McDermott has that.



Amid calls for National Security Minister Wayne Munroe to submit his letter of resignation, Prime Minister Philip Davis telling reporters today he doesn’t think a resignation is warranted.

He did however say that Munroe needs to learn to keep his personal comments to himself.

Last week, National Security Minister Wayne Munroe said the four-year sentence imposed on a 40-year-old man who impregnated a 14-year-old schoolgirl was too severe.

The Prime Minister also making it clear that grown men who commit similar crimes should get lengthy sentences.

Davis said he was disturbed about the many cases where women and children were targeted.

His comments come as the conversation on gender-based violence has been thrust at the forefront of national discussions.

Davis said he’s tasked Attorney General Ryan Pinder to look into strengthening penalties in this regard.

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