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Greg Christie becoming a crybaby

Thursday, September 20, 2012    

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Dear Editor,

I was extremely taken aback by Contractor General Greg Christie running for cover from the prime minister and the opposition leader, after being challenged in the courts.

One has been led to believe over all these years that if one has a disagreement with anyone or any institution - whether private or state - the best place to resolve the difference is in the courts where everybody is equal in the eyes of the law. Is Mr Christie saying that he should be protected from the courts and the law?

Like so many others before him, Mr Christie "cyaan stan' success". Jamaicans hail him for his courageous stance against corruption which is crippling this country. But now the whole thing seems to have gone to his head. Now he is believing that he is above the law and no one has the right to disagree with him.

Well, I have news for the contractor general: You are not God and you are subject to the law just as the rest of us are. You need to show confidence in the law or tell us if you don't.

By running to the prime minister and the opposition leader, Mr Christie is showing himself to be a real crybaby. But whatever either of them might have to say about the powers of the Office of the Contractor General, Jamaican citizens will still have the right under our Constitution to challenge his interpretation in court.

Mr Christie, above all else, should see the wisdom in this. Without recourse to the law, people will be tempted to take the law into their hands. He complains about a staff member's life being threatened for doing his work. That is an example of someone wanting to take the law into his or her own hands, instead of taking the OCG to court over their differences. Nuff said.

Joseph Betancourt

Mineral Heights, Clarendon

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