Former Permanent Secretary Drags Education Ministry To Court

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Former Permanent Secretary in the Education Ministry, Dean Roy Bernard, has confirmed that he’s challenging in court his transfer to the Finance Ministry.

It’s understood that Mr Bernard is upset with his transfer to the post of Director General of the Financial Investigation Division, FID.

Mr. Bernard spoke briefly with Nationwide News this afternoon.

But he refused to provide details.

Dean Roy Bernard, former Permanent Secretary in the Education Ministry.

It’s understood that the court challenge has had the effect of preventing the post of Permanent Secretary at the Education Ministry, from being filled.

Dr. Grace McLean has been acting as Permanent Secretary.



Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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