Horrified but not surprised.
This is the reaction from transparency activist, Afra Raymond, to the DPP’s decision to drop the corruption case against several persons, including former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday, arising out of the airport scandal.
Speaking on Power 102 Digital he said it is a pity the situation has been discontinued and the case will not be heard after 18 years.
Raymond added that the interest of both the accused parties and the general public would have been better served had the matter been heard in open court and the accusations fully ventilated and a ruled upon.
Raymond pointed to Germany where crimes associated with the Nazis are considered so heinous that it is thought to be in the public’s interest to arrest and charge elderly former Nazi officials and have the matter seen to the end regardless of the possible outcome.
He suggested that in Trinidad corruption is not seen a heinous enough crime to warrant such actions.