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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester Chief Executive Officer of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) Shane Dalling has expressed concern about persons with licensed firearms who are unable to restrain themselves, noting that a significant number of the murders...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:23 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The killing of two women in Knowles Crescent community of Mandeville early Wednesday morning has been theorised to be linked to a domestic dispute. Shanika Dixon, a 29-year-old hairdresser, and her friend, 35-year-old...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

PORUS, Manchester: One of the eight accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) fraud trial was freed when he appeared in court Thursday morning. Edwardo Elliott, who was charged for facilitating the retention of stolen property, was...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:54 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

PORUS, Manchester: The foreboding sight of tractors, backhoes, and other heavy equipment could toll the bell of doom for commerce in Porus. Those are the fears harboured by small business owners and residents alike of the Manchester town whose...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:56 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Porus, Manchester Details of a total of $1.5 million spent over a six-day period by an accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillon-dollar fraud trial were among the startling revelations made by the prosecution yesterday as it...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:20 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

PORUS, Manchester: As more messages from WhatsApp conversations emerged in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillion-dollar fraud trial yesterday, the prosecution is maintaining that the requests for money were arbitrary in nature....

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:41 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

PORUS, Manchester: As the Crown closed its case in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multi-million-dollar fraud trial yesterday, the defence sought to punch holes in the credibility of the evidence laid, weaving a narrative of calculated...

Published:Saturday | January 4, 2020 | 12:28 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: In the wake of the shooting death of a Manchester woman on New Year’s Eve, allegedly by her lover, counselling and psychology therapists have urged partners to temper their rage and avoid anchoring relationships on money....

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:38 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Tempers rose in the Porus Court yesterday as prosecutors and the defence in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillon-dollar fraud trial sparred over a bid to adjust the indictment following applications made two weeks ago. Defence...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 6:39 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Imagine being sick for months with no doctor being able to diagnose your condition or tell you if you if you will ever return to normalcy. This, coupled with the betrayal of the closest people to him, sent Kevar Brown, a...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:38 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The prosecutors in the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud case made an application yesterday to have some counts on the indictment list amended and add another based on evidence given since the start of the trial. With just over 30 counts on...

Published:Tuesday | November 26, 2019 | 12:47 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A financial forensic examiner yesterday told the court that cash payments made by accused Sanja Elliott raised red flags, as under normal circumstances, such transactions are usually made by cheques. Continuing to give evidence under cross-...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Cash expenditures of Sanja Elliot, the accused former deputy superintendent of roads and works at the Manchester Municipal Corporation, were indicative of money laundering, according to Desmond Robinson, financial forensic examiner at the Financial...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:34 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A financial forensic examiner of the Financial Investigations Division (FID) has testified of a web of conspiracy between a former municipal officer and several bank personnel to make massive deposits without documentary evidence of...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:47 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A financial forensic examiner from the Financial Investigations Division (FID) revealed yesterday that in his capacity as a lead investigator in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial, he calculated the net worth of...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:33 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The staff at the Mandeville Courthouse are now worried they will have to wait for a prolonged period for a proper temporary courthouse, following a fire that gutted sections of the courthouse earlier this month. Members of...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:50 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The fate of matters before the Manchester Parish Court could be seriously hampered as a significant number of case files were damaged during the cooling-down operations after an early morning fire on Thursday that razed a...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: The police officer attached to the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), who was responsible for finding a former director of the Manchester Municipal Corporation to testify in the multimillion-dollar...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: A handwriting expert has revealed that she was instructed not to examine certain cheques presented to her by law-enforcement officers probing a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme at the Manchester Municipal Corporation. Taking...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: vouchers, invoices and cheques were among the documents listed as being examined by the handwriting expert who took the stand yesterday as the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial continued. The witness said that a...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:53 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: A witness whose name appears on several cheques reportedly drawn on the account of the Manchester Parish Council reappeared in court yesterday to continue giving testimony in the multimillion-dollar fraud trial. The witness...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:23 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: A police officer attached to the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) told the court that his efforts up to yesterday to locate a former director of administration at the Manchester Parish Council (now the...

Published:Saturday | October 12, 2019 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester: The defence counsel strongly opposed the disclosure and submission of a CR-12 document on Thursday in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial, citing that the documents were served late and unacceptably and...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: The defence sought to grill a cop attached to the Financial Investigations Division (FID) who returned to the stand yesterday morning on the extent and efficiency of his investigation as the Manchester Municipal Corporation...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: An officer attached to the Financial Investigations Division (FID) revealed yesterday that during an operation at the home of one of the accused in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial, there...

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