Former PetroJam Chairman Reimbursed Company for 26 Flights

Acting General Manager of Petrojam, Telroy Morgan, says former Board Chairman, Dr. Perceval Bahado-Singh, was reimbursed by Petrojam for 26-flights which he personally paid for to participate in business on behalf of the State-owned oil company.

Morgan made the disclosure during a sitting today of Parliament’s, Public Administration and Appropriations Committee, PAAC.

Mr. Morgan says Dr. Bahado Singh did not make two of the 26 flights he paid for between 2016 and 2018.

The Acting General Manager says in May this year the former Chairman returned money to Petrojam for those two flights.

Mr. Morgan was questioned by PAAC member, Fitz Jackson, about whether the former Chairman traveled first, business or economy class.

Mr. Morgan says it’s normal for Board and Government Officials to travel business class.

He was responding to a question from PAAC Member, Alando Terrelonge.

Mr. Morgan says to his knowledge the trips were legitimate and potentially beneficial to Jamaica’s energy sector. He made the comment in response to another question from Mr. Terrelonge.

PAAC Chairman, Dr. Wykeham McNeil, told the committee that General Manager of Petrojam, Floyd Grindley could not attend Wednesday’s meeting.

Grindley reportedly wrote the PAAC yesterday saying he had to attend to a family emergency overseas.

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