Screen_Shot_2015-03-12_at_7.50.18_PMTwo employees who hold high positions at BSI/ASR have been placed on Administrative Leave effective yesterday afternoon. We understand that a few days ago ASR brought in someone from abroad to investigate the matter of a missing transformer worth some $70,000. After the investigation was complete the company brought in a regional recourses manager and that person placed John Gillette, Factory Manager and Jamil Matar, Engineering Manager on Administrative Leave until further notice. Unconfirmed reports are that John Gillette, who has been with the company for more than 40 years did not take the administrative leave too lightly and tendered his resignation this morning.

He was due for retirement in September. We understand though he may have gotten a contract pass his retirement. Matar on the other hand has not taken any action and reports are that the will see through his suspension.

But why were Gillette and Matar placed on Administrative leave? Details are still sketchy but we understand that it is over the missing transformer. Off crop BSI/ASR sells scrap metal and iron that they retrofit.  Somewhere during the process of sale of metal the transformer went missing. Of note is that Gillette as the Factory Manager and Matar as the Engineering Manager are the people directly responsible for disposal of material sold as scrap and under that basis they were directly responsible for securing the transformer.


We understand that after the investigations were carried out a bull gang worker who loads sugar on the barge was terminated. Today we tried to get comment from the company’s administration but all our efforts proved futile. Two employees who hold high positions at BSI/ASR have been placed on Administrative Leave effective yesterday afternoon. We understand that a few days ago ASR brought in someone from abroad to investigate the matter of a missing transformer worth some $70,000. After the investigation was complete the company brought in a regional recourses manager and that person placed John Gillette, Factory Manager and Jamil Matar, Engineering Manager on Administrative Leave until further notice. Unconfirmed reports are that John Gillette, who has been with the company for more than 40 years did not take the administrative leave too lightly and tendered his resignation this morning.

He was due for retirement in September. We understand though he may have gotten a contract pass his retirement. Matar on the other hand has not taken any action and reports are that the will see through his suspension.


But why were Gillette and Matar placed on Administrative leave? Details are still sketchy but we understand that it is over the missing transformer. Off crop BSI/ASR sells scrap metal and iron that they retrofit.  Somewhere during the process of sale of metal the transformer went missing. Of note is that Gillette as the Factory Manager and Matar as the Engineering Manager are the people directly responsible for disposal of material sold as scrap and under that basis they were directly responsible for securing the transformer.


We understand that after the investigations were carried out a bull gang worker who loads sugar on the barge was terminated. Today we tried to get comment from the company’s administration but all our efforts proved futile.

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