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Integrity Commission swoops down on St Ann Municipal Corporation

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2020 | 12:22 AM

A TEAM from Jamaica’s anti-corruption oversight body yesterday conducted a raid at the St Ann Municipal Corporation in St Ann’s Bay.

Personnel from the Integrity Commission who carried out the operation seized documents and computers, The Gleaner understands.

On June 4, the Greg Christie-led commission served notice of its intention to monitor the Government’s COVID-19-related expenses and contract awards.

The corporation has been under scrutiny over the installation of a charging port for the private Porsche motor car of St Ann’s Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis and a $46-million sanitation contract for parts of Ocho Rios.

Rahim Cleaning and Trucking Limited was awarded the contract to carry out cleaning and sanitising works at eight locations in Ocho Rios.

It was revealed at a recent meeting of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee that more than $9 million was spent to sanitise and clean handrails, gates, doors, gate handles, and door handles at the Ocho Rios Pier.