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Attorney General Mark
Pettingill, who quit his
cabinet post in the wake
of the so-called Jetgate
scandal earlier this year,
has resigned from a top
job at a Bermuda bank
after less than three
Pettingill left his post
as Clarien Bank's chief
legal officer Thursday.
A spokesman for
Clarien, which took over
the former Capital G Bank in April, said: "Mark Pettingill
has opted to pursue alternative professional opportunities
outside of the organisation.
Pettingill who has not commented on his resignation,
stepped down as Attorney General after accepting the
job with Clarien.
He initially said he would continue as Attorney Gen-
eral until the post reverted from a political to a non-
political one. But he tendered his resignation in May,
shortly before taking up the private sector job.
Pettingill, with ex-Premier Craig Cannonier and
Tourism and Transport Minister Shawn Crockwell and
Stephen DeCosta, a business associate of Cannonier's,
became embroiled in a row over a trip in March last
year, on a private jet owned by American tycoon Nathan
Landow to visit to Washington, DC to discuss possible
investment opportunities in Bermuda.
Cannonier was forced to resign after details of the
trip became public, along with a donation to a One
Bermuda Alliance-linked 2012 general election campaign
fund amounting to US$350,000 by Landau and a group
of other US businessmen, although he denied any
wrongdoing. Pettingill said his decision to stand down
as Attorney General had nothing to do with the affair
dubbed Jetgate by the opposition Progressive Labour
Party (PLP) and said there had been nothing wrong
with the trip and that it had not breached any ministerial
code of conduct rules.
Crockwell refused PLP calls to step down and con-
tinues to hold his two ministerial posts. Cannonier
and Pettingill sit on the government backbench.
AG quits bank post
KINGSTON---A call has been made for the
government to declare an amnesty on all
arrests for the possession of under one
pound of marijuana.
The plea from the Ganja Future Growers
Producers Association was made following
the death of Mario Deane who was in the
custody of the State.
Deane arrested and held at the Barnett
Street police station lock-up in western
Jamaica for possession of a marijuana spliff.
While in custody he was beaten and died
in hospital a few days later.
According to the association, his death is
an "indictment against the state, the Parlia-
ment, the Jamaica Constabulary Force and
the Justice System."
"The ongoing situation of arresting, locking
up and giving persons convicted for the smok-
ing and possession of ganja a criminal record,
is senseless, cruel and unjust and can only
be deemed a wicked act of the Jamaican state
of the decades. This has led to the ruin and
destruction of many Jamaica lives," said the
association in a statement late Saturday.
The Ganja Future Growers Association said
the government through parliament, must
institute the amnesty until reforms of the
drug are completed.
"The Government has the authority and
can immediately declare an Amnesty on all
arrests for uncompressed ganja under one
pound in weight until the announced reforms
are put in place. This has been our open and
declared position from 1999."
The call also came with the request for an
Jamaica group plea after inmate's death
increase in penalties for those arrested and convicted
for illegal exportation the drug. Interim Chairman of
the Ganja Future Growers Producers Association, Orville
Silvera says if the amnesty is implemented, deaths
similar to that suffered by Mario Deane can be avoided
in the future.
"Not even for a pound of ganja should somebody's
life be lost after being arrested... it is a tragedy ."
Silvera says the government should return to par-
liament this week for an emergency session to declare
the amnesty. Dean's death, while in the custody of the
State, prompted Justice Minister Mark Golding and
National Security Minister Peter Bunting to express
disgust that a man held for possession of a small amount
of ganja could end up dead. Both men said that legislation
would be fast-tracked to remove the powers of arrest
from police personnel for small amounts of ganja.
The incident is being investigated by the Independent
Commission of Investigations.
The police in a release on Friday said two men were
charged with murder arising from Deane's death, however
Deane's mother, Marcia Frazer has questioned the
charges against Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan.
"My advise to those two men, if they know that they
are clean, whatever the cost come forward and say it
because there is something fishy about the story," she
Call for ganja amnesty for less than one pound
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