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Saturday 18 November 2017
Letters to the Editor

No paid holidays for protesters

THE EDITOR: It is each citizen’s democratic right to protest and strike whenever he/she pleases. But who pays for the two days’ “holidays” as workers of the Customs and Excise Division and the Board of Inland Revenue “assist” Watson Duke in his campaign for votes in the Public Services Association’s leadership elections carded for November 27?

Because if they believe the protest is all about them, then stupid is as stupid does is all I can say.

Two days’ wages should be deducted from their salaries for their willingness to stroke Duke’s ego. The suffering business public will be without their assistance tomorrow and Friday in key areas of a struggling economy.

Duke boasted to Fazeer Mohammed on the early morning show on Tuesday that he has already won re-election as PSA president.

The protesting BIR and Customs and Excise workers are, apparently, mere window dressing for the inflated ambitions of Duke. He professes that he cares for the people of the country. What plan has he to replace the efficacy of the planned Revenue Authority?

The sun rises in the East and sets in the West and the authority is as inevitable as death.

LYNETTE JOSEPH, Diego Martin

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