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PNP gives new deadline to address Shernet Haughton's nepotism case

Published:Monday | June 15, 2015 | 8:53 AM
Shernet Haughton. In May, the Director of Public Prosecutions ruled against criminal charges for Haughton, but said she should be sanctioned for violating the principles of good governance.

The People’s National Party (PNP) says come Wednesday it will announce its position on the embattled Hanover councillor, Shernet Haughton.

Haughton has been at the centre of controversy since March when the Office of the Contractor General accused her of nepotism in the award of contracts during her tenure as Mayor of Lucea from 2012-2014.

PNP general secretary, Paul Burke, says a report from the party’s Integrity Commission which met with Haughton, will be discussed at tonight’s executive committee meeting and the decision should be made public by Wednesday.

It's the latest in a string of dates by which the PNP had said it would make public, a decision regarding Haughton.

However, Burke says issues with Haughton’s lawyer and the fact that the councillor had examinations delayed the process.

 

PNP general secretary Paul Burke

In May, the Director of Public Prosecutions ruled against criminal charges for Haughton, but said she should be sanctioned for violating the principles of good governance.

The Opposition has repeated calls for her resignation as councillor for the Lucea Division.

However, Haughton has denied any wrongdoing.