Auditor General Sonia Webster said her office contacted Harrigan on multiple occasions but received no reply throughout the life of the audit, which lasted roughly one-and-a-half years.
“Mr Harrigan was sent emails on the 23rd and 24th of May 2019 requesting his cooperation. A letter advising of the audit and requesting him to contact us was hand-delivered to his offices at Oysters [Global Marketing Group]. We received no response,” Webster said while responding to questions from BVI News on Friday, June 5.
“We also attempted to reach him by telephone for a possible interview, but this was unsuccessful,” she further told our news centre.
Harrigan is said to be one of the players involved in the flopped $7.2 million BVI Airways deal and had official meetings with operators of the controversial airline on at least one occasion, the Auditor General’s Office said in its January 2020 report.
Similarly, former Premier, Dr D Orlando Smith said back in July 2018 that his administration was convinced that BVI Airways was reliable because of some government affiliates such as Harrigan who had endorsed the airline.
Our news centre’s efforts to reach Harrigan for comment were also not unsuccessful up to publication time.