PM Christie dismisses Ingrahams allegations of missing funds

first_img Prime Minister Perry Christie is refuting any claims of missing funds from the Ministry of Finance. On Monday night, the former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham speaking at an FNM Rally in North Abaco, announced that he was aware of some $860,700 missing from the Ministry of Finance.He then questioned how this was possible under the “watchful eyes or not so watchful eyes of the Prime Minister”.However, in a release, Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Perry Christie is calling on Mr.Ingraham to produce evidence of the alleged misappropriation of funds to the ministry or the Commissioner of police, so that it can be investigated thoroughly.Instead the ministry highlighted its knowledge of ongoing investigations into a matter, where an overpayment to a vendor was done. As a result, the incident has been reported to the Auditor General, and steps have been taken to recover the monies, while disciplinary action has been taken against the officer responsible for the overpayment. However, the ministry says the amount missing is not equivalent to the amount Mr.Ingraham alleged is missing. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

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Presidency Univ signs MoU with CNCI on modern DNA sequencing technology

first_imgKolkata: Presidency University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) for collaborating on a modern sequencing technology that will help researchers sequence DNA faster for investigating cervical cancer. Sequencing has been in practice for a long time, but Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is a new concept, Presidency University professor and programme coordinator Abhik Saha said. Presidency University Vice-Chancellor Anuradha Lohia said on Monday that the MoU inked recently with the CNCI, one of the oldest cancer research institutions in the country, would give an opportunity to students for undergoing training. It will also open a new chapter in medical research, she said. “With this research, we will be able to see if any other microbe can cause cervical cancer, apart from the virus. “We also aim to develop a diagnostic kit, with which we can test samples from patients,” the programme coordinator said. Depending on the outcome, such research would be used to investigate other forms of cancer, other than cervical cancer, Saha said. Another university official said it will help students have access to different laboratories involved in such research and help both the institutions. CNCI authorities did not comment on the issue.last_img read more

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