~ Conflict of Interest and Nepotism since USZV has no Supervisory Board. ~ Where are Governor Holiday and Government.?~Advertising monies spent on Carty's Radion stations.~
PHILIPSBURG: --- Director of USZV Glen Carty has allegedly appointed his daughter Stephanie Carty as head of marketing and communication of USZV. Carty supersedes Sharon Holder who worked at USZV for years. While Jennifer Carty contacted SMN News and denied the appointment saying her sister is working for her, sources within USZV says that the new marketing and communication director will not be working within the walls of USZV.
With the appointment that was allegedly made, it behooves the Minister of VSA and the Council of Ministers to question the alleged appointment is a blatant conflict of interest and nepotism since appointing his daughter to a high-ranking position should not be allowed, besides that, the COM and the Minister of VSA should also question how much money Carty is spending at his family's radio stations where he owns shares on advertising while other local media are being sidelined.
Another situation that is existing under the nose of the Council of Ministers is the fact that four of the Supervisory Board members' terms have expired and USZV does not have a functioning board based on its articles of incorporation.
Supervisory Board members (Chairlady Sharine Daniel, Brian Deher, and Cindy Marika terms have ended while Alexander Gumbs resigned since he is no longer working and living on St. Maarten. Besides that, board member Wayne Johnson was also supposed to resign since he was appointed to the Supervisory Board of the Audit Chamber, technically the only board member available to USZV is Dwight Williams the son in law of MP Sarah Wescot Williams.
The Council of Ministers seems to be sleeping since USZV articles of incorporation clearly state that there must be at least four members on the Supervisory Boards of Directors to take decisions for USZV.
USZV spent thousands on the recruitment process with Ernest and Young for an adjunct director and while that process was completed with two top candidates no adjunct director was ever appointed, one being the former chairlady of the Supervisory Board of Directors Sharine Daniel.
While the government chose to neglect what is taking place at USZV, the company has an interim Chief Operations Officer in office, and none is being recruited while Sidley Laurence a consultant is receiving a NAF 36,000.00 monthly salary after his contract was also renewed. USZV is also paying allowances for housing, car, and tickets to return to his home while a local candidate had to be recruited to fill the position of Human Resources. Laurence has been holding this position as a consultant for the past five years and he was given a contract that clearly states that if he is removed USZV would have to pay out the life of the contract.
Bear in mind while Government is being negligent the Director of USZV Glen Carty has no spending cap, he is allowed to spend as much as he wants and also continues to finance the expenditures of the New General Hospital.
Questions are now being raised as to the friendships that Carty has with Members of Parliament of the United Peoples Party that are part of the current coalition since they have clearly turned a blind eye on the abuse taking place at USZV.
Several former Supervisory Board Members contacted SMN News stating that the Director of USZV Glen Carty did mention his intentions to hire his daughter as marketing director of USZV, they said that the members of the Supervisory Board never approved Carty's request saying they all knew it was a conflict of interest.
Several persons within the community contacted SMN News saying that USZV Director Glen Carty is spending thousands of dollars at his family radio stations such as Laser 101. They said USZV is spending its advertising money at radio stations belonging to Carty and his relatives while other local radio stations and talk shows are not able to obtain advertising from USZV.
CORRECTION: SMN News inadvertently published Jennifer Carty was appointed to the position instead of her sister, Carty called SMN News swearing all sorts of obscene language while threatening to call police and lawyers because she is offended with the publication of the article. In the meantime Jennifer Carty contacted SMN News for a second time saying her sister is working for her and that she employed her sister while her father Glen Carty is not as stupid to hire his own daughter at USZV.