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Seiveright targeting of civil servants is gutter politics

Published:Saturday | February 28, 2015 | 2:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I am a Jamaican voter and I am very disappointed that as a people, we do not see things for what they really are. Politicians keep using the media and the people for their own political gain. I wonder if we will ever get to a point where our country comes before any personal and oftentimes destructive ambition.

One case in point is what I would like to call the gutter politics being practised by Delano Seiveright. I find it odd that he had no concern whatsoever about the health sector and the health of people until he became caretaker for Eastern St Thomas and, therefore, will be running against Dr Fenton Ferguson in the upcoming general election.

Furthermore, I was very disappointed to hear him taking shots at civil servants. This is an unfortunate turn of events. Usually, politicians stick to demonising other politicians; civil servants are left out of the game. Now it seems anyone is fodder for politics.

I want to say to Mr Seiveright and other politicians, you can't fool all the people all the time. Some of us can see right through your intentions.

I also think that his negative discourse on the chik-V situation has sent a bad message to Jamaicans and has perpetuated the lack of responsibility for anything, including their own health.

This is in no way in the interest of Jamaica or Jamaicans. It will be claimed that these persons are speaking for, and on behalf of, the people, but we know that that is a farce. They are working to get themselves in power.

PAUL RICHARDS

richipauly@gmail.com