City Council asks cops to probe minister’s tax waiver

Georgetown Mayor Hamilton Green yesterday said that he has approached Crime Chief Leslie James to launch an investigation into the actions of Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker, who last month ordered a waiver on rates totalling $27 million on a city property, prompting accusations that he acted outside his legal authority.

At a press conference yesterday, Green disclosed that he and Deputy Mayor Patricia Chase-Green and Councilor Ranwell Jordan met with James yesterday. “I left the letter the Minister sent to [acting Town Clerk Carol] Sooba to begin the investigations,” Green said.

Whittaker, by way of a letter on July 16th, 2014, had instructed Sooba that he was ordering that the rates due on the property, which currently houses the  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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