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or as a result of representations made to him, if in his opinion such an investigation iswarrante
he OCG’s decision to commence the formal Investigation followed upon
certainallegations, which were initially aired over the electronic media on 2009 October 15.Subsequently, on 2009 October 16, an article which was entitled
$27M for Aubyn Hill
was posted on the website of the
newspaper. The article alleged that Mr.
Aubyn Hill’s company, Corporate Strategies L
td., had been paid $27 million for consultancy services.The article further indicated,
, as follows:
“Hill’s company, according to invoices submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture,is paid over $1.9 million monthly for consultancy services, driver’s salary, motor
vehicle expenses and telephone expenses.2.
Between June and July this year, the Government paid over $3.9 million for these services
The contract, according to documents obtained by the
, wasapproved by Cabinet decision in June 2008 for the privatization of the sugar industry and was extended to July 2009.4.
Hill insists that his firm was contracted by the Ministry of Finance to help divest
the country’s sugar assets in an arm’s length
deal, and he also pointed out that taxpayers are currently getting good value for their money
Sunday Herald. “
$27M for Aubyn Hill”.
2009 October 16.http://www.sunheraldja.com/2009/10/27m-for-aubyn-hill/