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PPP File Charges Against Minister Norton and Lawrence

This morning, PPP Member of Parliament and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall filed charges of misconduct in public office against Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence and Former Minister of Public Health, Dr. George Norton.

The private charges against Norton are in relation to the Sussex Street bond rental issue. Lawrence’s charges stem from the emergency purchase of drugs for the Georgetown Hospital.

In the private charge presented to the Chief Magistrate Anne McClennon, Nandlall contends that in both cases there was misconduct in public office and an abuse of public trust.

Though charges were filed, against Lawrence in the past for this purchase, she was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Public Procurement Commission’s investigation.

When reminded about the Public Procurement report which cleared Lawrence, Edghill said the charges have been filed based on information that the PPP/C opposition has in its possession.

Lawrence and Norton will make their first to appearance in court next week.

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