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The Auditor General’s report on the operations of the State-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, is to be reviewed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, after which further action will be taken.

This is according to Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, who was responding to questions posed by journalists during a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on Wednesday (December 5).

The report, titled ‘A Review of Aspects of Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and a Comprehensive Audit of Petrojam Limited’, was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday (December 4).

“The Prime Minister commissioned the report and he is now going to be privy to the report, and we will act based on the recommendations that are so contained in terms of the remedies. We have been very proactive in addressing some of the systemic issues that we have inherited,” Mr. Reid said.

He stressed that the Government believes in strong, bold and transformational leadership, “and we can assure the public that this matter is going to be dealt with properly and to the satisfaction of all concerned”.

The Prime Minister, who is away on official working visits to three major international Summits, returns to the island today.

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