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Get to work, Bunting

Friday, January 31, 2014    

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Dear Editor,

At what point will Minister Bunting recognise that the People's National Party (PNP) spinning tactics are getting more and more distasteful. He is the first security minister ever to be robbed in Jamaica, and by his own admission there is an approximate nine per cent increase in crime ending the year 2013. And yet the minister is adamant that crime is under control.

Is it a case that he takes us all for fools or he just simply believes that we all are gullible like the diehard party supporters who continue to put non-performers in Parliament.

Let memory serve that Minister Bunting was one of the most vociferous PNP candidates during the run-up to the last general election suggesting that if we get rid of Christopher "Dudus" Coke and dismantle Tivoli Gardens, which he made reference to as the headquarters for criminals, we would have reduced crime in this country.

Fast-forward a mere two years after this administration is voted into power and the criminals have suddenly become more active than ever.

Bunting also went on international television and stated that the then Attorney General's Department was essentially at the service of 'Dudus' Coke. As far as I understand, within six months of the PNP's return to power, Donald 'Zeeks' Phipps, from behind bars, renewed his application to collect some $24 million that was taken in a raid by the police. Present Attorney General Patrick Atkinson granted the return of Phipps money without him having to even prove how he came by it. What would Minister Bunting say about the Attorney General's Department today?

Minister, we would suggest to you to stop the hypocrisy and excuses for your failure and seek professional help, because it is very evident that divine intervention alone will not solve our crime problems

Melvin Pennant






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