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Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, has said that his Ministry will co-operate fully with the Office of the Contractor-General (OCG) in investigating procurement practices at the Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ).
This follows Friday’s (September 4) announcement that the OCG had launched a special probe into allegations of fraudulent activities, in the procurement of equipment by the Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ).
The allegations were contained in a document received by the OCG from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). They are understood to be related to specific deals allegedly involving United States companies.
A release from Dr. Tufton said that the Ministry was advised by Contractor General, Greg Christie, on Friday of his intent to commence an investigation into alleged procurement breaches at the SCJ.
“The Ministry subscribes to the highest ideals of transparency and, as such, supports the investigation, and will co-operate fully with the OCG in its execution of this investigation,” the Minister said.

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