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ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Sanction public servants who flout the law

Friday, November 24, 2017

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Dear editor,

Again we are here. 2017 is looking like the 1990s. Again as a country we are at the point of the Contractor General coming out with a 500-page report outlining a train line worth of wrong doings by politicians and their associates; and why? Simply because there were no serious penalty for the previous culprits.

When the wrong goes unpunished all we do inadvertently is embolden others to do the same or worse. Are we seeing any comparison with the St Ann Parish Council, the Clarendon Parish Council and that of Hanover? Do we see the similarities between the current Lisa Hanna matter and that of Richard Azan in the past?

I'm calling on the Governor General, the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice, the Director of Public Prosecution, someone, anyone who is in the position and so minded to put a lid on the propensity of some MPs and councillors, especially in a particular political party, to cease and desist from their constant mismanagement of the country's finances.

When will there be sanctions and penalties for these public servants who consistently flout the law, bringing the public offices into constant disrepute and overall causing the country distress? That's all I'd like to know. I'd like answers in the form of legislation and strident prosecutions. Thank you all.

J Edwards

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