Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Audit reveals dubious dealings

Date:

Share post:

A NUMBER OF QUESTIONABLE financial transactions at the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) have been highlighted by Auditor General Leigh Trotman in his latest report.

They include the BWA having made a number of payments for goods and services, but not having received them.

In a section dealing with follow-up reports, it was noted that in May 2010, approval was granted for three BWA officials to participate in a Utilities Best Practice United Kingdom Study Tour from July 10-17 of that year.

A company, which was not named, was paid $31 500 for coordinating and facilitating the tour, while tickets valued $10 708.03 were also purchased from a travel agency.

In response to Trotman’s concerns, the BWA said: “The tour was eventually cancelled. The records show that [one] individual has not refunded the allowances paid to him. There is no evidence to suggest that the [company which facilitated the tour] has refunded the fees of $31 500 and efforts to contact them proved futile since their phone contact information went out of service.” (ES)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

Previous article
Next article

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Usain Bolt named ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Ambassador

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced Olympic legend Usain Bolt as an ambassador...

Missing teen traced

Donisha Keanna Thomas,14, of Alexandria, St. Lucy, who wasreported missing on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, has been traced...

Russian deputy defence minister Timur Ivanov accused of taking bribes

A Russian deputy defence minister has been accused of taking bribes and remanded in custody by a court...

Chief Magistrate a stickler for use of proper English

Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes is not impressed by parents who give their children choices from young and who...