Petrojam’s embattled Human Resources Manager, Yolande Ramharrack, is defending her reputation and appointment to the job.

Ms. Ramharrack’s appointment has been criticized as nepotism.

There’ve also been questions about her $13-million a year salary. She appeared before Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee, PAAC, for a second time yesterday.

At her last appearance before the PAAC, Ms. Ramharrack admitted that she doesn’t possess a Master’s degree, which was the required qualification for the job when it was advertised. Rather, she said she has the equivalent of a Master’s Degree.

When she appeared before the PAAC again yesterday, she said she is competent for the job.

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PAAC member Fitz Jackson quizzed Ms. Ramharrack about a 2-point-5 million dollar raise granted to her after just one month on the job.

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Ms. Ramharrack responded that her salary was always intended to be revised at the end of her probation.

However, she admits that the probationary period is usually three to four months.

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She says Petrojam’s General Manager, Floyd Grindlay, completed her probationary assessment.