IMPACS probe report now in
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday May 26, 2011 – The probe into allegations of misappropriation of funds and other fraudulent accounting practices at CARICOM’s Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) is now complete and it’s now left to the authorities to decide what action, if any, will be taken.
The investigation, which preceded a comprehensive audit which is to be undertaken at IMPACS, had been ordered by the Bureau of the CARICOM Ministerial Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE).
The Bureau, presided over by CONSLE Chairman and Minister of National Security in Antigua and BarbudaDr Errol Cort, met yesterday via video conference to consider the report of the preliminary investigation and its recommendations.
The recommendations have been forwarded to the full Ministerial body and will be presented to a meeting of CONSLE next Tuesday, according to a statement from CARICOM.
The results of the probe are expected to form the basis for the terms of reference for the team chosen to carry out the independent audit at the agency.
IMPACS, which was established in 2006 through an Inter Governmental Agreement among CARICOM Member States, reports to the CONSLE.
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