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Say it ain’t so

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Attorney General Allyson Gibson appears to have attempted to strike a fatal blow to investigation into possible fraud/financial abuses at the Urban Renewal (UR) with her legal opinion about the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) request to interview the UR Co-Chairs about the Auditor General’s Report.

It appears the Attorney General’s recommendations quashes any chance that the truth will be known about the alleged abuses of tax dollars.

I trust the Attorney General is not suggesting, because there might be procedural errors, there is no need to continue the investigation into the reported abuses. Quite the contrary; she should be suggesting the procedural errors, if they actually exist, are to be corrected, and the report presented to the House of Assembly so the process can continue.

Frankly, the appearance of one rule for parliamentarians and Government agencies and another for Joe Public is sickening. Surely principle should trump technicalities in this case?

There is still time for the Attorney General to advise that the government take a principled stand against the alleged fraud and bring those responsible for any corruption to account.

Please say there will be no cover up Allyson. Our country should not continue down the path it’s on, government by scandal, for political expedience. The public is doubting the ethical foundations of the ruling PLP more and more each day.

RICK LOWE

Nassau

April 25, 2015

Comments

DonAnthony 9 years, 2 months ago

It is very interesting and telling that the attorney general's office sits ( hides ) a report for over a year that has an impact on the health and very survival of many bahamians, yet in a matter of days issues an unsolicited opinion on whether an auditor's report has to be tabled in parliament. It shows where her priorities are, certainly not on the health of bahamians, or on transparency and accountability. We deserve much better and she should be ashamed of herself.

Well_mudda_take_sic 9 years, 2 months ago

Here we once again see the AG's Office being misused and abused by the AG (Allyson Maynard-Gibson) with the objective of shielding and providing political cover for serious transgressions of incompetent appointees and corrupt supporters of the Christie-led administration. Maynard-Gibson has time and time again acted in a way that should leave her stripped of the protections afforded her Office by our Constitution. She has repeatedly demonstrated her willingness to egregiously abuse the AG's Office to the detriment of the Bahamian people. The Bahamian people should be insisting with a mighty voice that she be held accountable for her many egregious acts as AG, and equally egregious failures to properly act in accordance with the requirements and decorum expected of her Office. When the time is right her many instances of misconduct as AG should be made the subject of a full and proper investigation and hopefully that time is not too far off now.

jus2cents 9 years, 2 months ago

The Attorney General, Allyson Maynard-Gibson has the most important job in the nation when it comes to accountability and the nation's Laws being enforced, so she should be the most open and accountable person in the nation with nothing to hide. I'm sure she will welcome any investigation. http://goo.gl/DuhAK7

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