OCG’s Probe in SE St. Ann Deepens


The conflict tearing apart Lisa Hanna’s PNP constituency organization in South East St. Ann is deepening one day after the embattled Member of Parliament won the the right to seek re-election.

News emerged today that three local government Councillors in Miss Hanna’s constituency are to appear this week before the Office of the Contractor General, as Dirk Harrison’s office intensifies its investigation into corruption allegations.

Nationwide News understands that Councillors Lloyd Garrick of the Moneague Division, Lydia Richards of the Bensonton Division, and Lambert Weir of the Claremont Division, have all been summoned to appear before the OCG.

Earlier this year, the three went public with allegations of corruption and irregularities at Hanna’s South East St. Ann constituency office.

Apart from the Councillors, more than 20 persons from the PNP constituency organization have been summoned to appear before the OCG this week.

The OCG is also investigating claims that several persons were asked to use corruptly millions of dollars in public funds.

Queens Counsel KD Knight told our news center this afternoon that earlier this year, he represented two persons who were ordered to appear before the OCG.

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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