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Robinson: It wasn't me

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 2014 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

Anthony Gambrill, in an article in The Sunday Gleaner, December 28, 2014, stated the following, which I quote:

"Another profligate winner is state minister for science, technology, energy and mining, (does he actually have time to use the phone?) Julian Robinson, who splurged over a million dollars a month roaming with his phone (closely followed by - you can guess it - Phillip Paulwell at $900,000)..."

My phone bill for my government-issued cellular phone was a total of $76,000 for the year.

I suspect Mr Gambrill is confusing me with Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arnaldo Brown, whose bill was more than $1 million for the year and not the month. For the record, the figures quoted for the phone bills were annual and not monthly.

I would expect Mr Gambrill to be more judicious in his research and presentation of information to avoid the unnecessary embarrassment to me.

I am requesting that an appropriate apology and correction of the facts be presented.

Warm regards,

Julian robinson