I absolutely abhor disrespectful youths. I hate to see young people walk into a room without saying the necessary salutations, wearing hats inside a room and not respecting their elders, just to name a few. I lament the fact that our nation have allowed this slide to happen.
However, I ask, what example are our role models and elders providing. A journalist calling the Prime Minister and speaking in a mocking tone, then playing it on the evening news. The Chief Justice Ivor Archie, on June 5th, 2014, having cause to warn two television presenters against “flirting with contempt of court” and “calling into question the ethics of judicial officers.” And then we have the incidence of Colm Imbert constantly attacking the Office of the Governor of the Central Bank. I sincerely feel for this Governor. The Opposition has unnecessary questioned his credentials since day one, as if he just walked off the street and into the office without having gone to any school. I cannot recall Ewart Williams having to undergo such an examination, even in the face of the CLICO debacle. And contrary to all those naysayers, this Governor is performing. Inflation is at record low levels and economic recovery is well on its way. I have seen a changing face of the Bank under this Governor, with a significant increase in the level of public outreach programmes being undertaken. Monetary policy report announcements being held in different areas of the country, pieces of art being displace in Independence Square and the frequency of press releases outlining policy are just a few examples of this. It is important to note that this office is an independent one, and the Governor is not expected to dabble in politics. This Governor is wise enough not to do this, but the Opposition continues to bait the office holder with these constants attacks. I applaud the Governor for not stooping to gutter politics and responding to these unnecessary attacks , as our economic well-being is worth significantly more any cheap political points.