Top Officials at City Hall Dismissed – 2nd Jan 2013
The Town Clerk Yonnette Pluck, Chief Engineer Gregory Erskine and Treasurer Andrew Meredith were dismissed for alleged financial irregularities at City hall. This was after the auditors and the police were called in to investigate findings that were unearthed by a consultant of the Keith Borrowers Implementation Commission, Ramon Gaskin. The audit report was submitted to the local Government Ministry and action was taken last week.
Today, City Mayor Hamilton Greene briefed the media on the issue and said, that the report dealt with just a few of the issues that have been of concern to the council for years.
Greene said it must not be a case of different strokes for different folks, he is hoping that this action by the Ministry is the precursor to similar action at a national level.
City Hall and the Central Government have been at odds for years with the council complaining that the Central Government is not fully supportive of council’s programme for the city.