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Let down by the PM

Published:Wednesday | November 26, 2014 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

Politicians never cease to amuse me. The situation in my beloved country is pathetic. I was hoping that the honorable prime minister would allow good sense to prevail by firing the National Housing Trust (NHT) board, but alas, that was not to be. Since the prime minister failed to dismiss the board, I hope Jamaicans will dismiss them when the trumpet of another election is called. Lambert Brown, senator, board member and surrogate leader was out of his whack when he stoutly defending the misstep by the NHT board. Easton Douglas is trying to defend his poor stewardship and the messy affairs in which he has found himself. Jamaica needs more persons like Richard Byles, co-chair of EPOC to head these boards, and political leaders must stop turning to their dinosaur friends whose time has passed.

Let us get one thing straight here. The trouble is not the buying or bailout of the Outameni property. It is the use of monies from the National Housing Trust coffers. Who gave the Easton Douglas-led board the authority to use our money in such a willy nilly way when thousands of Jamaican contributors cannot afford a house?

Harvey Brown