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Criminals swarm bureaucracy

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM


It is clear to the blind to see that as a nation, we have lost our way at all levels  of society. The current Petrojam saga only serves to highlight the levels of corruption, greed, wanton disregard of public office and our hard-earned taxpayer dollars.

The seemingly limitless and unprosecuted access to public funds is alarming, and our civil servants, whom we have entrusted to run our country's affairs, seem to have received a memo authorising this carte blanche privilege, with no end in sight. 

Toiling daily and honestly to make a living in Jamaica seems to be lost on persons seeking public office, once a place of dignity with only those of the highest levels of repute having access to it.

The historical and current trend gives the impression that public office in Jamaica is a place for educated criminals, specialising in mismanagement and nepotism. 
Who will sway the pendulum aright or begin the good work of restoring the moral compass?
It.cannot be business as usual.