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Where's the proof of Wheatley payback?

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AM


I am of the notion that the Jamaica Labour Party Government led by Andrew Holness takes Jamaicans for a set of fools.

If I recall correctly, towards the end of 2018, there was an article in The Gleaner in which Member of Parliament Andrew Wheatley had stated that he had no money to pay back that US$11,000-plus bill that was spent on his party.

So I am at a loss as to how Robert Nesta Morgan, director of communications in the Office of the Prime Minister, can take to Twitter to say that the money was paid back.

This, of course, after the outrage from many Jamaicans, to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, for granting the disgraced minister a position as one part of a trio to lead poor Jamaicans "from poverty to prosperity".

What is troubling is that Mr Morgan cannot state when the money was paid back or how. Where is the proof? Where is the paper trail?

The hypocrisy of this Government never ceases to amaze me. While checks and balances were necessary during the previous PNP administration, under Andrew Holness and the JLP, word of mouth should suffice, and it is business as usual.

Obviously, it is Wheatley who calls the shots, and Holness is just the puppet on the string.