If it nuh go suh...!

Can we get an update on the SSL fraud, please?

I see that the Government has signed an agreement with the international forensic auditors promised by Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke to assist the investigation into the big fraud case at Stocks and Securities Ltd (SSL).

My girls and I, though, feel that it is more than time now for the country (and the international community) to get a real update on the investigations.

The judge's decision to refuse house arrest to the one perpetrator who has been identified so far does not constitute an update. Many big names have been called, including politicians. The people want to know if any of them were involved.

Stocks and Securities Ltd building

Are Mr Bolt and the other victims going to get back any part of their money? Most importantly, are the biggies behind it going to be held accountable? Can we hear from Mr Richard Byles who now chairs the Financial Services Commission (FSC) board?

Road traffic fines must not be seen as affordable

Egeton Newman

I was wondering how long before Mr Egeton Newman of the transport operators group would get tired of the charade of trying to convince the public that he was concerned about the disorderliness on our roads. As soon as the new fines hit some of his members, he bawled out about "wickedness in high places". Fines should not be seen as affordable, they must hit where it hurts — in the pocket. Otherwise it makes no sense. People will just pay it and continue their disorderly ways.

More 'dead lef' turmoil

The turmoil in the family of the just departed businesswoman is threatening to get awfully ugly. Sources on the inside say matters almost came to fisticuffs as some people claim the will was old and others say it was manipulated without the knowledge of the dearly departed. Reminds me of the saying: Mother has, father has, blessed is the child who has his or her own.

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