Holness Welcomes Wheatley’s Signal of Party Funds Payback

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Prime Minister Holness says the former Energy Minister, Dr. Andrew Wheatley has taken a step in the right direction to pay back funds that was spent to host a surprise birthday party for him.

According to a report in the Gleaner yesterday, Dr. Wheatley said he was ‘in talks with friends and backers about paying back the money’ to Petrojam.

The article further stated that Dr. Wheatley said he did ‘not have that sort of money personally.’

The Auditor General’s report says some USD$11,000 was spent on the surprise party for Dr. Wheatley.

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And the Auditor General has been invited to Cabinet today to share changes that can be made across the board to improve the public sector.

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In 2018, Tauna won the UNICEF Media Award for Excellence in Reporting on Children’s Rights. She graduated from CARIMAC in 2015 and joined NNN in 2016. Since then, she’s covered several high-profile court cases including the X6 murder trial, the police death squad trial and is currently covering the Uchence Wilson Gang trial. Thomas is the Producer of Talking History heard on Nationwide Radio every Saturday.


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