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Patriotic informers must bring down crooks

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2016 | 12:00 AM


I write to fully endorse Paris Taylor's letter to the editor in The Gleaner, headlined appropriately, 'Praise informers for national service'. Every single upright, decent, respectable and honest Jamaican citizen should appreciate the cardinal importance of speaking out against any act of corruption, and other crimes.

Being a Jamaican informer is excellent patriotic service. However, one must be careful, responsible and confidential. It is prime time that Jamaican citizens recognise that whenever they give pertinent information to the police relating to any crime, they are assisting the country.

For far too long, informers have been given a bad name in this country. However, that should not be the case. Informers are persons who are interested in ensuring that justice takes place and that we have a lawful, responsible and disciplined country.

Jamaicans who have pertinent and germane information concerning scammers and their horrendous criminal activities must work with the police to bring them down, meaning, have them legally and lawfully arrested, charged for their criminal scamming activities, and get them convicted in the courts.

If citizens who know these scammers well, they should closely and confidentially work with the police and their various intelligence units


St James