Friday 19 October, 2018

More time needed for report on Sport Ministry sex suit

The three-woman committee tasked with reviewing the circumstances surrounding the dismissal and payment of compensation to a Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs employee in a sexual harassment suit during Darryl Smith’s tenure has been given a two-week extension to produce its report.

During a mini Cabinet reshuffle, Smith was named Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, then fired only a day later.

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A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister on the revocation of Smith’s appointment indicated that the decision was taken as a result of 'new information' which came to his attention during a meeting between Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Minister of Planning and Development, Camille Robinson-Regis and Smith.

The three-woman committee was subsequently appointed to review the circumstances surrounding the dismissal and payment of $150,000 in compensation to Carrie-Ann Moreau.

At Thursday’s Post Cabinet media briefing, the Prime Minister said he received a request for a two-week extension from the Committee, which he granted.

The request was made as persons to be interviewed as part of the Committee’s review were out of the country.

Former Permanent Secretary and Human Resource Expert Jackie Wilson chairs the committee. WINAD's Folade Mutota and Attorney-at-Law Elaine Greene also sit on the Committee.


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