JIS News

Prime Minister P. J. Patterson has appointed Mr. Desmond Hayle, President of the Jamaican Institute of Architects as Chairman of the Sandals Whitehouse Audit Team. Mr. Hayle was on the original team that was appointed by the Prime Minister in November. He has mandated the team to immediately commence their assignment.The Audit Team has been authorized to retain and consult with other industry professionals as they may deem necessary in the execution of their task and seek such specialist advice from Building Contractors as may be required.
The Prime Minister expressed confidence that the team would undertake the forensic audit with the level of professionalism and integrity for which the sector is renowned.
The other members of the Audit Team as previously announced by the Prime Minister are:
Mr. Robert Wan – Former President of Jamaica Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Mr. Calvin Roache – Former President of the Jamaica Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Miss Grace Ashley – Former President – Jamaica Institution of Engineers
Dr. Allan Kirton – Former Permanent Secretary
The terms of reference of the Audit team remains the same as was previously announced. The team has been mandated to carry out a thorough forensic audit of the Sandals Whitehouse project from inception to completion.
The Prime Minister decided to appoint the team following the passage of a unanimous resolution of the House of Representatives on October 25, 2005.