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Contractor General responds to questions tabled by Hayles' in Parliament

Published:Monday | March 13, 2017 | 12:17 PM

Contractor General, Dirk Harrison, has described questions tabled by Hanover Western Member of Parliament, Ian Hayles, in Parliament last Thursday as inflammatory.

Responding to some of the questions, which were published in The Sunday Gleaner, Harrison says they give rise to inferences being drawn and innuendoes being made, which are false.

Contractor General Dirk Harrison

The contractor general told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre this morning that his office sent a special report to Parliament on February 13, 2017.

He says the report is an investigation conducted by his office into allegations of conflict of interest, irregularity and or impropriety in relation to the construction of buildings by Hayles without approval from the Hanover Parish Council.

The report is expected to be tabled in Parliament tomorrow.


Contractor General Dirk Harrison

The questions are scheduled to be answered by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in less than three weeks.

In his questions to the Prime Minister, Hayles wants to know if Holness was aware that the contractor general, in a number of matters, has sought the assistance of a foreign government to investigate Jamaicans or American citizens of Jamaican birth.

The Hanover Western MP is also seeking to ascertain whether the law allows the contractor general to intercept telephone conversations, email and facebook accounts of citizens of Jamaica without first obtaining approval from the Supreme Court.