Petition Opposing Attorney General’s Nomination Submitted to National Honours Committee
Ahead of Independence Day, November 1st, constituents of St. John City South are opposing the nomination of their parliamentary representative, Attorney-General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin, for a knighthood.
A petition of 80 signatures has been delivered to the chairperson of the National Honour and Awards Committee, urging for reconsideration of the bestowal of this national honour on Benjamin.
Residents question the motivation for this award in light of the deteriorating living conditions in St. John’s City South under Benjamin’s 30-year tenure as the representative.
They also posit that by awarding Benjamin such an high honour, despite his poor track record of performance cheapens the concept of national service.
They believe that it also diminishes the accomplishments of other deserving recipients.
Constituents cite alleged involvement in nefarious activities; charges of criminal conduct; bad advice provided to the Government; and poor representation of the people as the main reasons why Benjamin is unfit for such a high honour.
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