One of the biggest names in politics and business in the modern Bahamas, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Asa H. Pritchard, was once fined £200 for overpricing flour.
Oddly enough, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Asa H. Prichard, had to appear before Magistrate Walter Chaney in May 1947. Magistrate Chaney, an Englishman, by August 1947 would be ordered deported from the Bahamas for trying to engage in private legal practice.
Surely, Pritchard who had been chief rationing officer and price control officer during World War II, should have known better than to hike up the price of a bread basket item like flour.
(The Times, Friday 16 May 1947)