THE EDITOR, Sir,
In light of the recent arrest of former Reggae Boy Ian 'Pepe' Goodison for spot fixing, I am calling on the Ministry of Sports in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to commence an investigation to ascertain whether or not these charges are just allegations.
Our sports personalities when they do well give us glory and help to build our nation, but damage Brand Jamaica twice as much when they are found to be corrupt.
Ian Goodison is innocent until proven guilty, but as a country we have to be proactive and find out what transpired so we can take the proper position that can and will minimise any damage to Brand Jamaica.
If at all he is found to be guilty, then he must face the consequences of his 'inappropriate behaviour'. If he is not guilty, then this must be ascertained early so he can be publicly supported by his government and his people.
In the final analysis, let us be proactive instead of reactive. We must state our position early so we can give the support necessary to Ian Goodison while maintaining the integrity of our people.