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Auditor General responds to INSPORTS saga

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 10:23 AM
Insports Administrative Director Ian Andrews.

Insports Administrative Director, Ian Andrews, has received a correspondence from the Auditor General, Pamella Munroe Ellis, endorsing his position regarding the non-issuing of contracts for retirees Ann Marie Heron and Cloyfeld Thomas Davis.

The Auditor General, in a letter dated February 3, 2017, stated her concerns, that, in signing the employment contracts for the retirees, the Insports Chairman Lloyd Pommells, may have operated in the role of an executive chairman in contravention of Decision No 26 of the Accountability Framework which states: "the position of executive chairman shall be discontinued and legislation that could conflict with this direction shall be amended accordingly."

Meanwhile, reports have surfaced that the Board of Directors has removed the security from the premises and took files from the offices.

Staff members have also reported that the Board has expressed intention to remove the security cameras that the Management had installed sometime ago. These actions would further contravene the Board’s Authority.

There have also been a series of threats from the board towards staff members at various levels. The Board also introduced David Mais to act in the role of Administrative Director without a hearing for Andrews. This again is not in keeping with government policies and procedures.

It has also been learnt that Andrews has retained the services of Labour Attorney John L Bassie to represent his case.