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Surcharge imposed on Bernard, McLean over $124 million loss at Education Ministry

Surcharge imposed on Bernard, McLean over $124 million loss at Education Ministry

Education Minister Fayval Williams confirmed the latest development during this morning’s post-cabinet press briefing.

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She said, however, that there has not yet been a recovery of the funds paid to the Cecil Cornwall-chaired Joint Committee on Tertiary Education (JCTE) over a 32-month period.

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“Surcharge action was taken by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. Letters would have been written to our permanent secretary acting in that regard and I know that she has taken the necessary steps to deliver the letters that would have come to her,” Williams told journalists

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis had made the recommendation in her report to Parliament in October on the allegation that both senior officials at the education ministry had failed in their fiduciary duty

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A surcharge has been instituted against in-limbo permanent secretary in the Education Ministry Dean-Roy Bernard and acting permanent secretary Dr Grace McLean after it was revealed that the ministry was unable to account for $124 million of taxpayers’ money.

Education Minister Fayval Williams confirmed the latest development during this morning’s post-cabinet press briefing.

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She said, however, that there has not yet been a recovery of the funds paid to the Cecil Cornwall-chaired Joint Committee on Tertiary Education (JCTE) over a 32-month period.

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“Surcharge action was taken by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. Letters would have been written to our permanent secretary acting in that regard and I know that she has taken the necessary steps to deliver the letters that would have come to her,” Williams told journalists

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis had made the recommendation in her report to Parliament in October on the allegation that both senior officials at the education ministry had failed in their fiduciary duty

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