Trinidad and Tobago has had the good fortune to have among its citizens one person who is prepared to blow the whistle on public wrong-doing even when it is by his erstwhile colleagues. Of course he was unaware of all these acts of misfeasance when he stood shoulder to shoulder with them and has only recently, since a parting of ways, come into possession of this knowledge. He claims that his assertions are backed by evidence, very little of which has entered the public domain. Perhaps he is waiting for his day in court.
However, recently a number of instances of persons presenting fraudulent qualifications to public bodies have been brought to light, all of which bear an eerie similarity—that is, that they come from prestigious institutions and were presented to these public bodies during periods of a particular patronage.
Strangely, our would-be corruption buster is uncharacteristically silent on the failings of the “system” in all of these many instances. They appear to be the ideal target for comment by our man of integrity. Is he willing to give his opinion on these matters or is he deliberately avoiding them?