Jamaica Crime News, Kingston: The government has moved swiftly to assure the public that they are committed to transparency in the botched used car deal.
A response on the matter was given by National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang, who said the Fraud Squad is probing the matter.
His response followed questions from the Private Sector Organisation, the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches, the National Integrity Action and several other powerful local groups about the scandal.
Dr Chang in his release said “we are mindful of the need for information on the progress of this matter, however, the issue is under investigation and both parties are making preparations for mediation. To comment further at this time would therefore be premature and could serve to undermine the efforts at mediation.”
O’Brien’s Car Sales and Rental Limited failed to deliver all the vehicles it was contracted to supply. This botched deal was one of the decisive factors in Robert Montague being stripped of the National Security portfolio.