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Are Bunting, PNP now saints?

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM


On May 4, 2017, I tuned in to RJR just in time to hear a small part of the interview between Emily Shields and Member of Parliament Peter Bunting.

I applaud Mr Bunting, the opposition spokesman on national security, for some of his concerns regarding the purchase of the motor vehicles for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Indeed, if the purchase is questionable, the country needs to be told. It is part of their role to look out for what's best for the country and its people.

However, I have observed that Mr Bunting and his party have suddenly become 'saints'. The People's National Party's (PNP) administration was accused of corruption involving millions of dollars, but to date no one has been held accountable. Suffice to say that it was reported in the media that the PNP is now looking into the matter of corruption within the party.

I would ask that both political parties take note of the following:

1. The PNP, while it was in power, was "weighed on the scales and found wanting" (Daniel 5:26-27). Also, another role is one of collaboration with the ruling party and not to act in ways to gain political points towards a return to power.

2. The JLP is in power because of the failings of the PNP. Your role also is one of collaboration with the opposition party, and not to act in ways to gain political points, but to rule with integrity, truth and justice (Micah 6:8, 1 Kings 9:4).


St Catherine