Hylton Mums on When MOU Will be Signed with Krauck Systems


Industry Minister, Anthony Hylton, is refusing to say when he’ll sign the controversial Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with German-Austrian-based company Krauck systems.

The Industry Minister is also refusing to say whether his Ministry had followed through on its public commitment to turn over all documents related to the Krauck deal to the Office of the Contractor General by Monday.

Last week, Minister Hylton said he’d sign the MoU with Krauck on Monday.

However, the signing with the company which is reportedly interested in investing in Jamaica’s logistics hub did not take place yesterday.

Following a meeting of the Cabinet yesterday, Minister Hylton stated that he intends to go ahead and sign what he described as a non-binding MoU with Krauck Systems.

But speaking to our news center before he entered Parliament this afternoon, the Industry Minister indicated that the MoU has not yet been signed.

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Anthony Hylton, Minister of Industry Investment and Commerce speaking this afternoon with Nationwide’s Abka Fitz-Henley on the steps of Gordon House.

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.