FORMER Town Clerk Carol Sooba is claiming that she has not been granted her benefits when she left the City Council, but Deputy Town Clerk Sharon Harry-Munroe announced on Monday that there are no outstanding amounts due to Sooba.
“I received no pension or gratuity; not even the officer’s deposit,” Sooba told the Chronicle yesterday; but Harry-Munroe, who is now performing the duties of Town Clerk, informed the Council at the fortnightly statutory meeting that Sooba took all of her benefits along when she left the City Council.
Sooba says her lawyers have since written to the Town Clerk on the issue, and Mayor Patricia Chase-Green has told her that the Personnel Officer and Town Clerk are claiming that nothing is owing to her.
“I have to get what I earned,” Sooba said. She added that she is awaiting receipt of an official letter from the Council on the issue.
Shortly after she was made to demit office at City Hall, Sooba said, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan had told her he would not “force” her on the council, but would ensure that she receives all of her benefits.
Sooba was Legal Officer at the Council for 15 years, until she was made Acting Town Clerk by the previous administration. She was also confirmed as the Town Clerk.