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OCG refers two Seal Investments Company Limited directors to the DPP

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 2:39 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Acting Assistant News Editor – Radio

The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has referred two directors of construction company, Seal Investments Company Limited, to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for allegedly making false declarations on the company’s application for re-registration.

The application was submitted to the National Contracts Commission (NCC).

The OCG says a special investigation into the July 2015 re-registration application by Seal Investments founded that the company submitted the names of two persons who were no longer employees.

The office says the company used the names of the former workers without permission.

The OCG is contending that the company’s action was misleading and erroneous and breached the OCG Act.

The OCG wants the DPP to determine if Seal directors, Robert Thomas and Chescot Brownie, wilfully made the false statements to the Contractor General regarding the employment of the two former workers.

It also wants the Police Commissioner to undertake further investigation and determine to whether the company misrepresented information to the NCC in its 2015 application for re-registration.

The OCG has asked the National Contracts Commission to delay considering Seal’s application pending the outcome of probes by the DPP and the Police.

The OCG has recommended that contractors seeking to register with the NCC must carry out the necessary due diligence to verify information supporting their applications.