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Petrojam reimbursed money for Wheatley's surprise party

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Petrojam has confirmed that it has been reimbursed just over $1 million it spent on a surprise party for former energy minister Dr Andrew Wheatley.

In a statement this afternoon, Petrojam said on December 31, it received a cheque for $1.37 million dollars.

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It was accompanied by a cover of a letter from an Elizabeth Moyston indicating that the reimbursement was for the surprise party.

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The amount received represents reimbursement for the total cost of the birthday party,” said Petrojam General Manager Winston Winston in the statement

Wheatley was forced to step aside late last year as pressure mounted over his management of the portfolio

There was outrage after the Auditor General released a report detailing a litany of corruption, mismanagement and cronyism at the state-owned oil refinery

The criticism intensifying after The Gleaner reported that the four-tier topsy turvy cake cost US$1,000

Wheatley had said he was raising funds from friends to repay the money

*Note: The headline carried on an earlier version of this story has been amended.

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