Editorial for 22 August: Do as I say, not as I do

Last week, North Side MLA Ezzard Miller wrote a letter to
the editor chastising Premier McKeeva Bush for using language in an address to
the country that was “not becoming of a premier”.

We think Mr. Miller should take a little closer look at his
own utterances.

Last Thursday, Mr. Miller and several People’s Progressive
Movement representatives held a press conference to complain about the way the
United Democratic Party is scheduling the business of Legislative Assembly.

Toward the end of the press conference, Mr. Miller told the
media he had heard – from whom we don’t know – several derogatory things about
the Cayman Enterprise City project, including that it was his understanding the
principal investor had “pulled up his tent and sailed away”.

When multiple media outlets contacted the Cayman Enterprise
City management, they responded by saying there was no truth to the rumours.

We don’t think Mr. Miller would like it if we were to print
a story saying we heard something negative – from some unnamed source – about
him, without checking the facts or even asking him about it.

We would argue that it’s not becoming of a parliamentarian
to spread gossip, which is exactly what Mr. Miller was doing. In these
challenging times, we don’t need our elected representatives spreading
unsubstantiated rumours about those who would invest here just because it earns
them political points.

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