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US$36,000 joke on us

Published:Saturday | October 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The Jamaican Government continues to show its gross incompetence at managing the meagre and dwindling resources of the country.

Case in point was the very recent imprudent expenditure of US$36,000 to transport a suspected threat to national security, for a country that is wading in $2-trillion debt-deep water.

Some would argue that such an investment is justified for the preservation of national security. Yet we have evidence to suggest that a more inexpensive route could have been pursued with the same desired outcome.

As Jamaicans, we have questions. Was the expenditure a desperate attempt by a failing government to be viewed as vigilant?

Further, was this action really taken in the interest of national security or was it done to show the twin-island republic that "we can do it, too", i.e., deport T&T nationals? If it was, the joke is on Jamaica.

WENDY SIMPSON

ocsa.wendy@hotmail.com