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Setting the record straight

Published:Thursday | August 21, 2014 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I REFER to a recent letter, 'BGLC misses point on Gary Peart dilemma', dated August 11, 2014.

The statement published on behalf of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission clearly stated, and I quote:

"We wish to point out that as required by law, the chairman of the BGLC, Mr Gary Peart, made full prior disclosure of his interest in Mayberry Investments Ltd and its relationship with Supreme Ventures. The BGLC is satisfied that Mr Peart has discharged his responsibilities in a manner that does not prejudice or compromise his role as chairman of the commission, and that he, along with the board and the executive team, continues to bring to the BGLC strong and dynamic leadership."

Stuck in denial, Senior, the writer, bypassed the above statement and proceeded to spew garbage. Mr Peart has been the chairman of BGLC for quite some time now and has been doing a phenomenal job. Why question his interest in the commission now?

The commission needed a chairman: Mr Peart filled the requirements, hence he was appointed to the post. The BGLC cannot stop performing its duties to the public because he is chairman: trying to degrade his good name is a waste of time. The commission's annual accounts continue to be audited by the relevant personnel, approved by Cabinet and submitted to the Ministry of Finance.

Senior must be made cognisant of the work Mr Peart has done and will continue to do, and stop making a fool of herself.

PAUL C. BENYAN

Devoted Reader

Innswood Estate, St Andrew