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Dispute between Faith Webster and Government set for Review Court

Published:Thursday | February 5, 2015 | 2:19 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The dispute between the executive director of the Bureau of Women’s Affairs Faith Webster and the Public Service Commission has been set for hearing in the Judicial Review Court on February 16.

She is asking the court to quash an interdiction instituted against her last February by the Public Service Commission.

Webster argues that the rules of natural justice were breached as she was not given an opportunity to respond to the claims made against her.

The interdiction stemmed from an internal audit of the government-run agency.

Following the audit, the service commission recommended that she be removed from office with half pay.

Webster later took the matter to court and obtained a stay of proceedings in relation to the charges brought against her until the Judicial Review Court hears the matter.

She remains interdicted.

The defendants are the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Onika Miler, and the Public Service Commission.


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