We apologize to Walter Blackman for picking up his submission several days late – David
His silver hairs will purchase us a good opinion, and buy men’s voices to commend our deeds.
William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar
I make reference to a Nation News article dated November 4, 2013, entitled “Numbers don’t lie” and written by Sanka Price. In that article, Mr. Erskine Griffith is highlighted as a top‐level civil servant who served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance under six Ministers of Finance and five Prime Ministers, dating back from his appointment to the post under Tom Adams to Owen Arthur, under whom he retired as the Director of Finance and Head of the Civil Service in 2000.