Holness-admin Considers Asking US To Extradite A Former Senior Petrojam Staffer To Face Local Corruption Charges


Nationwide News understands that the Andrew Holness administration is examining the possibility of asking the United States government to extradite a former senior staffer at Petrojam to face corruption charges in Jamaica.

The former senior Petrojam staffer is a citizen of the United States.

It’s understood the Jamaican government is also exploring other legal channels to have a second ex-Petrojam official sent back to Jamaica to face the island’s justice system.

The second former Petrojam official in question is a resident of the US and is also expected to face corruption charges.

The consideration to initiate extradition proceedings follows the conclusion of an investigation by the Integrity Commission into the state-owned oil refinery.

In its annual report which was tabled in the Senate on Friday, the Commission disclosed that it has referred its findings to its Director of Corruption Prosecution.

The report does not disclose the names of the people implicated in alleged corruption at Petrojam who’ve been referred for prosecution.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

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