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Wrong and insensitive

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

IT IS now public record that Mrs June Spence-Jarrett, the former commissioner of correctional services. has been transferred by the Public Service Commission (PSC) to the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica.

Is this the same June Spence-Jarrett whose oversight of her areas of responsibility was castigated by a retired jurist (who chaired the enquiry into the Armadale tragedy)?

If this is the same individual, how come she is now placed in an area that has jurisdiction over public broadcasting to the nation? Is this the person that we, the people, would like to see in this sensitive area?

I'm also disappointed in the PSC, who as you may recall was appointed by the prime minister after his dismissal of the previous commission. It seems to me that this new commission needs its tenure reviewed. The members must have known of the scathing report given by the chairman of the commission of enquiry in the Armadale tragedy. To reappoint this lady to monitor public broadcasting is wrong and insensitive.

I am, etc.,

Dr PAUL WRIGHT

Kingston 5