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Biddy case before Public Service Commission


The investigation into suspected irregularities over the purchase of flash drives, transformers and other items at the Ministry of Agriculture has been completed, and the ball is now in the court of the Public Service Commission (PSU).{{more}}

Responding to a question asked of him in parliament, last Tuesday, November 20th, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said that it would not be proper for him to disclose the findings of the investigation which was done by the Director of Audit, seeing that the PSU is the constitutional body to deal with the matter.

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Cheryl Biddy remains on suspension pending a decision by the PSU.

Biddy was at the centre of the controversy that swirled a couple months ago about the purchases in question.

Dr Gonsalves told the House that the Director of Audit took charge of the process, after an internal audit done by the Ministry was found to be “not sufficiently comprehensive.”(KJ)