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Why is Holness protecting Wheatley?

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Dear Editor,

Since the Petrojam saga began I have been sitting patiently waiting for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to come forward and take action so that the people of Jamaica could not only say that justice has been done because we were told so, but actually see from action that it has been done. What we expect of our prime minister is for him to be reasonable in his judgement.

All that has happened seems that Dr Andrew Wheatley has faced allegations of presiding over an agency accused of corruption and he has been rewarded with less work — that's effectively what it is since the energy portfolio has been transferred to the Office of the Prime Minister.

I can clearly remember that Holness was very meticulous and articulate when he addressed the issue of the dead babies scandal when he was leader of the Opposition. Why then should a minister of his Cabinet be treated any differently? The fact that he cannot practise what he has been long preaching, a system in which government ministers are held accountable for falling short on what is expected of them, begs us the people of Jamaica to wonder: why is Holness seemingly protecting Andrew Wheatley?

Hubert Williams

Councillor, White Horses Division

Minority Leader, St Thomas Parish Council


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