Paulwell Questions Gov’t Over Expansion of Petrojam’s Board

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Opposition Spokesman on Energy, Phillip Paulwell, is calling on the government to explain it’s decision to expand Petrojam’s Board of Directors.

In a statement today, Mr. Paulwell, says the board was expanded by a cabinet decision on August 26 this year and communicated to the company on September 2.

According to Mr. Paulwell, the new directors include Robert Clarke, Alecia Bish, Edwardo Mendl and  Amilkar Mata.

Former Petrojam chairman, Mr. Perceval Bahado-Singh, who resigned in the wake of the recent Petrojam scandal, also resided overseas.

The PNP spokesman says the Energy Minister, Fayval Williams, should also give details on the current size and composition of the full Petrojam board and whether any non-Jamaican interests are represented.

In the meanwhile, Mr. Paulwell is calling for a forensic audit of the PCJ before it is closed and its functions transferred to the Energy Ministry.

The PCJ is the parent company of Petrojam.

Mr. Paulwell is also expressing shock that the Public Sector Transformation Committee, PSTOC, and its Chairman, Danny Roberts, weren’t informed of the government’s plans.

Phillip Paulwell, Opposition Spokesman on Energy.

Mr. Paulwell says the audit is necessary as several questions remained unanswered about corruption, nepotism and cronyism at the group of companies.

Calls placed to Energy Minister Williams went unanswered.



William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.


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