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CUBAN LIGHT BULB TRIAL: PCJ senior manager calls Colleen Wright's contract unusual
2013-09-10 13:07:47 | (0 Comments)
A senior manager at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) this morning described as unusual the circumstances under which the State-owned company was paying the salary of Colleen Wright while she served as the personal assistant to then junior energy minister Kern Spencer.
Human resources manager at the PCJ, Marcia Sibbles, was giving evidence as the Kern Spencer corruption trial continued in the Corporate Area Resident magistrate’s court this morning.
She testified that contrary to the normal hiring practices, she received an employment contract for Wright from then PCJ director of administration Rodney Salmon.
Sibbles said this did not follow the established procedures, but added that it was not unusual.
She said after perusing the contract she had some concerns.
The PCJ human resource manager said among these concerns was the fact that the salary was somewhat higher than comparable positions at the PCJ.
She also said the position being filled did not exist at the state-owned company.
Sibbles said she could not recall the total salary paid to Wright.
Wright and Spencer are jointly facing corruption and money laundering charges in relation to the implementation of the Cuban light bulb project.
They are accused of benefiting improperly from the project.
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