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Gov’t moving to recover Port Authority of Jamaica pension payments

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the government will now be taking steps to recover millions of dollars in unauthorised pension and gratuity payments made to at least 14 senior executives of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ).

The recommendation for the monies to be recovered was made by the auditor general in a July 2016 report.

However, two of the former PAJ employees challenged the matter in court.

This afternoon, Holness said the Supreme Court ruled in November 2017 that it is proper for the PAJ to seek to recover the money, in line with the auditor general?s recommendation.

However, he noted there could be an appeal of the court?s decision.

  Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

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