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Malahoo Forte lacks credibility

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 10:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

It is clear as night follows day that the credibility of Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte has been weighed in the balance and found wanting.

Let us step back for a bit and consider the issue of the undated, presigned Senate resignation letters. Although it was never used on Mrs Malahoo Forte, we do know from court records in the case brought against Andrew Holness that all the senators did sign the undated letters as a prerequisite to sit in the Senate. This would mean that Senator Malahoo Forte signed one of those letters.

As a former resident magistrate, she should have known better. But then I am reminded that Judas sold his soul for 30 pieces of silver, even though he knew he was doing wrong.

Let us fast-forward to a few days ago,when the uproar took place in the Senate over a letter read into the records that Mrs Malahoo Forte delayed in giving the president of the Senate a copy which earned her suspension.

In objection to the suspension, Mrs Malahoo Forte and the Jamaica Labour Party led us to believe that she had gone to the washroom for the near 30 minutes she was missing and, as such, a grave injustice was done her.

She also informed the nation that her colleague, Kamina Johnson-Smith, was a lifesaver when she brought her the now-infamous handbag to retrieve her badly needed "feminine product". We all felt pity for Mrs Malahoo Forte, only now to realise that the story she sold us did not add up, as the surveillance camera proved otherwise that all this time she was in the senate cafeteria, a story corroborated by the Gleaner reporter.

I wonder what versions of truth lie uncovered under her flippant tongue. I am afraid she no longer have any credibility.

RALSTON CHAMBERLAIN

ralston.chamberlain@alum.utoronto.ca

Toronto, Ontario