Dr Nigel Clarke needs to apologise
THE EDITOR, Sir:
The finance ministry recently accused my brother, Derrick, and other former government ministers and employees of obtaining and holding government-issued credit cards.
First, it is not unusual for government/business employees to hold business credit cards. As a banker and vice-president for more than 29 years, my employer issued a credit card for my use during my tenure.
A blatant misuse of the card would definitely be a reason for concern.
Second, if I am correct, several of the accused persons have denied receiving any such credit card.
The manner in which the accusations were presented in the news conveys a disparaging attack on these individuals. Finance Minister Nigel Clarke should have adequately done his homework before making public statements. That, I will label fake news.
As such, he should make a public apology to the Jamaican people and particularly to the individuals involved. False accusations are an abomination.
Do better, Mr Minister.
LEDGER L. KELLIER (Rev)