The official hired to conduct an audit of relief distribution in the British Virgin Islands was reportedly the centre of a probe on missing relief items in Grenada years ago.
When Hurricane Ivan hit Grenada back in 2004, Superintendent Sylvan McIntyre was put in charge of relief equipment and items to assist residents.
A number of those items reportedly disappeared causing Grenadian authorities to investigate Superintendent McIntyre and other officers about the missing items.
BVI News understands that no evidence was found that linked Superintendent McIntyre to the missing items. The probe was said to be inconclusive and the Superintendent reportedly was transferred to another department.
Several years later, Superintendent McIntyre has been hired to investigate the processes used to distribute aid in the BVI after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
“A significant amount of aid was provided [to the BVI] and must be accounted for,” said McIntyre while commenting on the audit.
The superintendent is a representative of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), which has offered to assist in financing the audit.
A media release from local government said Superintendent McIntyre will be in the BVI for two weeks.
Local government went on to described him as a key member of the Regional Response team and Regional Needs Assessment team who has been with CDEMA for more than 15 years.
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