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Former PS ordered to pay $8,000

Former PS ordered to pay $8,000


Former Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Cheryl Biddy, has been fined $8,000. She also returns to her substantive post as Assistant Secretary. This, following the conclusion of a hearing before the Public Service Commission.{{more}}

Biddy was ordered before the Commission after an internal audit at the Ministry of Agriculture some time between March and April last year revealed some discrepancies in the purchasing of some items for the Ministry, including computer memory sticks.

Chairman of the Public Service Commission Cecil “Blazer” Williams confirmed to SEARCHLIGHT that the hearing was finished and the judgment handed down.

Veteran attorney Arthur Williams, who represented Biddy at the hearing told SEARCHLIGHT that his client has not ruled out an appeal of the judgment.

He said that following the hearing, Biddy was given a letter by the Public Service Commission telling her to return to work, but was then contacted and told to wait.

“So she is waiting, and as soon as she gets the new letter, then we will see what to do from there,” Williams told SEARCHLIGHT.

Biddy, we understand, has been ordered to pay the $8000 fine in installments of $500 per month. (KJ)