Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Cabinet will review the damning special report of the Integrity Commission on the scandal that rocked the State-owned oil refinery, Petrojam in 2018.
The Prime Minister is also defending his track record of dealing with the issue of corruption.
Prime Minister Holness says Cabinet will review the Integrity Commission’s Petrojam report which was tabled in the House of Representatives yesterday.
Holness was addressing a media conference at the Office of the Prime Minister.
The Integrity Commission report found that there was a raft of alleged criminal and administrative breaches at Petrojam.
The Commission referred former Petrojam senior managers, Floyd Grindley and Yolande Ramharack along with ex-Board Chairman, Dr. Perceval Bahado Singh, to its Director of Corruption Prosecution.
The Director has been asked to decide whether there should be prosecution of the former executives in relation to alleged breaches of several criminal laws.
Former Energy Minister, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, was also referred to the Corruption Prosecution Director for consideration of whether he breached the perjury, commission of enquiry and integrity commission acts.
Dr. Wheatley resigned as Energy Minister in June 2018.
Prime Minister Holness told the media conference today that the report of the Integrity Commission is crucial and welcome.
Prime Minister Holness also told the media conference that systems have been put in place to correct systemic weaknesses and restore accountability to Petrojam.
The Prime Minister says there’s no doubt that he’s taken strong action when issues of alleged corruption have arisen.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Holness told the media conference today that a move at this time to remove Dr. Wheatley as the JLP’s candidate for South Central St. Catherine may be premature.