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Orville Taylor highlights some important issues

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:07 AM


I am writing with reference to Orville Taylor’s column in Sunday Gleaner, titled, A $16 million lesson in governance, which raises some very important issues. For many years now, I have had strong, similar feelings like the ones he expressed. Over an extended period, these reactions have made me silently angry, frightened, and fearful that the situation would only get worse.

Thank you, Dr Taylor, for helping us, the average, caring citizens, to understand the challenges and the future we face. No wonder so many of us are internalising these fears and suffering from the deep depression about which Dr Wendell Abel spoke in The Gleaner. His observations were specifically related to COVID-19. That is just one element of our troubles.

Despite the recent polling data which say that many Jamaicans are not too concerned about corruption, there are many of us who see things differently and are indeed bothered by it.

We feel that our country is going down into a deep, dark hole into which we sweep all the dirt, where it will remain covered by more and more corrupt politicians, public- and private-sector executives, employees, and the ‘supposed guardians of integrity’.

Keep up the good and necessary work, Dr Taylor, and stay healthy.