Minister Andre Perez’s Salary Issue Resolved Amidst Scandal
Minister Andre Perez remains on leave after being caught in a scandal involving allegations of rape, misfeasance and untoward behavior as an elected representative. Initially, it was reported that Perez was not receiving his salary as a government minister, but that turned out to be untrue. Apparently, the stop order for his salary was not sent out to the Ministry of Finance. President of the Public Service Union, Dean Flowers, spoke with Love News, saying that at this point, he wants to see the salaries received by Perez paid back to the government.
Dean Flowers, President, Public Service Union: “The issue of the honorable Andre Perez is not something that we have looked into. We believe that it is public information and the entire public should be of course aware and annoyed if it is in fact and that has been established by the cabinet secretary that in fact he erred in instructing, obviously, I believe the FS or the accounting officer who deals with the salaries of ministers to stop the payment and that is what it ought to have been. When you put somebody on administrative leave, it has to be for a limited period of time and if it is extended as it is in his case then clearly he’s now working so we’re happy to know that a brave public officer put out the information. That is what public officers need to start doing and that’s why we continue to push for a whistleblower’s legislation.”
Love News understands that the investigation will determine whether Perez took part in any actionable wrongdoings and will also attempt to determine if there is any truth behind his claim of blackmail.