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Wahkeen Murray appointed PBC interim manager

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 5:59 PM

The Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs in the Information and Telecommunications Department at the Office of the Prime Minister, Wahkeen Murray has been assigned as an Interim Manager for the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica (PBC).

Ms Murray’s assignment follows the dismissal of Leighton Thomas from the post of chief executive officer with effect from January 4.

The minister with responsibility for Information, Daryl Vaz said Mr Thomas’ dismissal followed investigations which confirmed that there were breaches of Government rules and regulations.

He said Mr Thomas was sent on leave while investigations were carried out.

Mr Vaz also said the dismissal was based on the findings of the final Audit Report from the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Internal Auditor, consultation with the relevant Government entities and communication with the former CEO.