Energy money in wrong hands
THE EDITOR, Sir:
It would have been nice to breathe a sigh of relief if a decision was taken from the onset of Tivoli's public enquiry that whatever cost was incurred during this fiasco of a hearing and interrogation, the nation would have been told that even three-quarters of monies allocated would benefit the Tivoli residents. Instead, it's the same old, same old, doing the same thing numerous times and expecting different results.
No cap can be placed on the cost? It's utterly ridiculous! Kingston Public Hospital could benefit greatly with elevators to help transport the patients in the building, but the critical things are always neglected.
Why were so many persons necessary to be involved in that enquiry, unleashing questions at gunfire speed while dredging up nightmares and tearing apart victims psychologically. Some of these folks have not even seen their loved ones buried and still cannot find peace. They still have to hear that millions of dollars will have to be doled out for compensation to those who are rehashing their nightmares.
I wholeheartedly agree with Desmond McKenzie. There is no reason why these huge sums of monies are being paid to the wrong side of the fence. It's heartless, cruel and atrocious!
It's appalling what the residents of Tivoli had to go through, even if they weren't all saints.