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PM meets with board, staff of Petrojam

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Jamaican members of the board of Petrojam are meeting with staff of the state-run oil refinery, which has been engulfed in controversy.
 
The visit follows several developments triggered by allegations of corruption, nepotism, and cronyism at the entity over the last few weeks.
 
Among the changes has been the departure of the General Manager Floyd Grindley.
 
The staff last week staged a protest calling for the dismissal of Mr. Grindley and the Human Resources Manager.
 
Prime Minister Holness has said more management changes are coming.
 
Telroy Morgan has been appointed Acting General Manager.
 
In a memo to update staff Thursday, Mr. Morgan said the events over the last few weeks have tested the mettle of every team member.
 
He said the staff and management have been cooperating with the Integrity Commission, the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the Auditor General's Department as they carry out investigations at Petrojam.
 
According to Mr. Morgan, the management is committed to effecting the recommended policy changes regarding donations by public sector agencies, board appointments and travelling for board members.
 
The changes were announced by Mr. Holness.
 
Mr. Morgan outlined that the immediate focus of Petrojam's management will be completing wage negotiations, restarting plant operations in the shortest time possible to effectively supply the market and re-engaging with stakeholders to rebuild their confidence in the oil refinery's operations. 
 


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