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Can't handle the truth

Published:Tuesday | January 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM


Mr Ian Boyne wrote a most unfortunate column in The Sunday Gleaner (January 16, 2011) about G2K President Delano Seiveright's proposals regarding how we deal, in general, with senior persons in our civil service and public sector.

In my mind, what Mr Seiveright and his colleagues are guilty of is honesty. The fact is, it is foolhardy to express politically incorrect sentiments. Many people can't handle the truth. Whether true or false, our past and present culture gave rise to this.

Caribbean Airlines' acquisition of Air Jamaica and its expectation to make profit in the first quarter this year is tantamount proof that senior public-sector workers - not all - display their inability to be professionals. Certainly, Delano, it could and should be said better.

The truth is evident. The JLP government, as one friend said, has been the victim of malicious obedience by entrenched PNP-aligned civil servants and public-sector executives. In the less than 20 years of consecutive PNP government, they were planted like moles in key positions. Many of them are intent on derailing the JLP at every opportunity. They remain in government to destroy, not build. Restructure the public sector, I say, in the interest of the country and its people.

I am, etc.,



Mona Heights

Kingston 6