ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has withdrawn the Under-19 team from its tour of Bangladesh.
The WICB said the decision to withdraw the team is in the best interest of the safety and security of the players and officials.
“The WICB’s decision was taken following con ...more »
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) is to investigate the issuing of contracts under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in the South St James constituency of Minister of Labour and Social Security, Derrick Kellier.
The OCG says it will be focusing on a number of contracts allegedly issued to M&K Heavy Equipment Hireage Company Limited, which is owned by a “Martin Kellier”.
The office says it will seek to establish whether this is the same Martin Kellier, brother of Derrick Kellier, and People’s National Party (PNP) Councillor for the Welcome Hall division of the St James Parish Council, which forms part of the South St James constituency.
The OCG said that its preliminary enquiries were triggered by an E-mail from a “concerned citizen”, who raised questions about the councillor being contracted by the government to do work in his own division.
The OCG said that it has since obtained official National Works Agency (NWA) documents showing that a contract for $840,000 was awarded in November 11 to M&K, and another in July, 2012 was awarded to Martin Kellier under the MP’s Independence Work Programme for the constituency.
Councillor Kellier has represented Welcome Hall since 2007.
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