Hayles Tables Several Questions Re OCG

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West Hanover Member of Parliament, the PNP’s Ian Hayles, has asked Prime Minister Andrew Holness to respond to several questions about what he’s alleging are actions taken by the Office of the Contractor General.

Hayles wants Prime Minister Holness to say whether he’s aware that the Office of the Contractor General has sought the assistance of a foreign Government to investigate Jamaican and American citizens.

He’s asking the Prime Minister to say whether the Contractor General’s Act allows for the office to engage a foreign power during its investigation.

The West Hanover MP tabled his questions in parliament on Tuesday.

Mr. Hayles told the Prime Minister that his Mother who is a US citizen was twice interrogated by the Office of the Contractor General in relation to a fraud probe.

But according to Mr. Hayles, the Department of Homeland Security said that it has no information regarding wrongdoing by his Mother.

Mr. Hayles has asked PM Holness to comment on the appropriateness of what he alleges are the actions of the OCG.

The report by the OCG into Hayles and the Hanover Parish Council is expected to be tabled in parliament tomorrow.

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