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Stories by Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Defence counsel in the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial yesterday grilled a digital forensic examiner, formerly attached to the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency, to see if he had been thorough...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: The technical expert from the Integrity Commission returned to the stand yesterday in the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial and revealed that the property he visited in Daley’s Grove in the parish had an...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: A technical expert from the Integrity Commission who was called to the stand yesterday in the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial said he did not find any architectural drawings of a property to be investigated....

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Representatives from a fifth financial institution were called to the witness stand in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial yesterday to speak on documents they prepared for the Financial...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:32 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester When a second forensic examiner took the stand on Wednesday in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillion-dollar fraud trial, he gave a detailed account of an operation that took place at the home of accused former...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Porus, Manchester: A phone and SIM card seized during the raid of the house occupied by one of eight accused in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial were yesterday admitted into evidence despite previous concerns...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: A representative from telecommunications company Digicel yesterday confirmed that having received the request from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) for information on some of the accused, she...

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 12:29 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: A representative from the bank at which a number of fraudulent cheques were encashed yesterday continued giving testimony in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial yesterday. She confirmed that...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: The proceedings in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial were disrupted yesterday morning after an entire section of a courtroom window fell inches away from a witness on the stand, sending...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:25 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Approximately 20 of the 45 witnesses have so far taken the stand in the multimillion-dollar fraud trial involving the Manchester Municipal Corporation, but it now appears that much more time will be needed than originally...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: When a representative from a financial institution was called to the witness stand yesterday in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial, several objections were made by the defence on the basis...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: There was some haggling over receipts for land registered to other persons, which were found at the home of one of the accused in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud case as the trial continued...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: When the 15th witness in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multi-million-dollar fraud trial took the stand on Wednesday, he confirmed that he was temporarily employed by the corporation, but claimed he had no knowledge...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: The issue of discrepancies with documents continues to dog the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial, with one attorney indicating yesterday that he could withdraw from the case if the messy...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:22 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: After a monthlong break, the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) fraud trial resumed yesterday with the representative from a bank at which numerous fraudulent cheques were encashed retaking the stand...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

“If my mother were here, she would say ‘Guh deh gal’.” These were the words of American actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, who was filled with pride at her ability to honour her mother by sharing with the...

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