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Pride and shame

Thursday, August 02, 2018

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Dear Editor,

I wish to add my two cents to the raging debate relating to Trevor Forrest and Carolyn Warren.

First, let me state at the beginning that Dr David McBean, former managing director of Spectrum Management Authority, and I were colleagues some time ago. And, after reading the exchange of e-mail between him and Forrest, I have never been more proud of him.

I have also sat in on meetings which involved both Forrest and Hilary Alexander, as permanent secretary.

When I read in the newspapers what she had communicated to Forrest, I said: “Here's also another Jamaican who will insist on doing the right thing.” Both Alexander and McBean give me hope.

As for Forrest, no matter the sophistry he tries to weave and the spin he tries to use to obfuscate his actions, there's no escaping what he was trying to do. Claiming that he had never met Warren and did not know her is the lamest defence I have ever heard.

So, Forrest, we can assume you were acting on behalf of another party whom you knew and who knew Warren. How does that change anything?

As for the meetings in which I have sat on with Forrest (which also included the relevant minister), I was never sure who was the minister and who was the advisor.

I agree with those who say that Forrest's membership on all boards on which he sits should be thoroughly audited. At the very least, he should be removed as chair of the Spectrum Management Authority's board.

There are many other bright people in Jamaica who can do Forrest's job without his accompanying heavy-handedness.

Concerned

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