Stand up and make your voices heard
The language which a popular columnist in one of the dailies uses in his article on Monday 16, is not the kind of language that corporate entities and some who wield power and influence want to hear, that is pointing fingers at "sacred cows" in the society like banks and other corporate entities which must share the blame for the debacle that is CLICO and HCU.
The CLICO and HCU debacle is supposed to focus on the principals, with one in the present instance demonstrating such flippancy and arrogance about his obvious mismanagement which has caused untold suffering to people, that one wonders at the point of this enquiry whether it is merely a mechanism for it to be said that an investigation has been held and the "facts" ascertained, with little or no prospect of the perpetrators being brought to justice.
But again, you are not supposed to make such observations, merely accept the enquiry as a way of "dealing" with the problem and that should suffice!
For one taking a critical look at the CLICO/HCU debacle, there can be little doubt that the regulatory body of which this columnist speaks is culpable and should be made to account, but again, you don't look that way in this country, just take the simple way out.
Which makes me wonder with this writer that people with critical insight, and some degree of integrity and honesty, and who demonstrate the fortitude in being able to call it like it is, are in fact anomalies in a society which has not yet acquired the sophistication to go beyond surface appearances.
Dr Errol Benjamin