Providenciales, 5 Nov 2014 – Around middle of November is when the Deputy Governor will know when she has to participate in an inquiry related to the scandalous situation at the Grand Turk Cruise Center. While Anya Williams has been cleared of breaking any laws of the Integrity Commission ordinance, it is a little less certain if whatever role or action she demonstrated at the harbour on August 7th, 2014 was against the Code of Conduct for Persons in Public life.
Under the Acts of Corruption section of the Code, it says: Public officers must avoid any action which might give an appearance of corruption or the possibility of corruption. Under the Dealing with the Public Section of the Code it says: Public officers must deal with the public and their affairs fairly, efficiently, promptly, effectively, courteously and sensitively, to the best of their ability.
Director Eugene Otuonye, QC flat out declined expounding on the now criminal case against the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Athenee Harvey who is charged with being in breach on two counts in that same GT Cruise Center matter where it is alleged she got away with not paying Customs Duty on goods brought in; Harvey’s court appearance is December 1st this year and it is explained in a media report that any recommendation of the Commission will be given to the Governor, who will make the determination as it relates to the Deputy Governor.