Told You So! We Warned Guyana Against Hiring Bernard Kerik
From about August of 2006 until April 2007, Guyana had an on and off again love affair with former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik. First he was hired under a $20 million dollar Inter-American Development Bank programme to reform policing in Guyana. Then after a public outcry against hiring a person who had been the center of corruption investigations for years, we learned that Kerik hadn’t yet been hired – or so the Guyanese Government said.
Then Kerik’s hiring was on again, then it was off.
The behaviour by the Guyanese government was puzzling. With previous bribery convictions and new corruption allegations swirling all around Kerik, why didn’t the government just toss this bad apple from the big apple? Why did they even consider him in the first place?
The answer is probably in something that Auntie Moses has been telling Shona every since she was old enough to understand…
“Show me your friends, and I’ll tell you everything about you.”
Corrupt Politicians Hire People Who Operate The Same Way
As we told our readers in February 2007 in our article More CARICOM Concerns: Guyana Hires Crooked New York Cop As Security Czar, Bernard Kerik had already been convicted of corruption and bribery charges long before Guyana hired him!
So why would President Bharrat Jagdeo forge ahead with Kerik’s employment? Why would he have considered him in the first place?
That’s easy… Kerik had already proven that he was not against engaging in some bribery, kickbacks and other political corruption. With 20 million coming from the Inter-American Development Bank, Jagdeo needed someone who would be agreeable to spreading the wealth around!
Does Bernard Kerik Remind You Of Some Recent Hirings By The Barbados Government?
Can’t Our Government Deal With Anyone But Crooks?
The answer is, “Yes they can, but they don’t want to.”