We need some answer, PM!

Friday, March 22, 2019

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Dear Editor,

I don't think we will ever eradicate corruption in this country until we start enforcing the law and criminal responsibility. Exposing it and forcing them to resign is just not good enough.

The speed at which the Minister of Education Ruel Reid resigned as minister and senator in the face of allegations of corruption is telling. Reid professes to be a man of God who goes to great lengths to preach and share his faith. The allegations, if true, therefore raises very serious questions.

Even while full details of all the allegations are still sketchy, there is a new story concerning former seemingly questionable arrangements involving an Othneil Lawrence with the Caribbean Maritime University.

Questions now abound. I hope there will be answers.

Is this possibly the same Lawrence whom Reid was set to replace in St Ann North Western?

Prime Minister Andrew Holness must get the answers.

This is not about party lines, it is about demanding good governance with full accountability, transparency, ethics and moral decency. The electorate deserves a certain level of respect.

The Opposition Party must stay on top of these matters which tend to disappear after a few days of making news headline. And those who claim that the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) had its share of corruption, and therefore shouldn't speak up, need to stop the nonsense.

P Chin


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