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Court hears St Thomas councillor received pay for November, early December

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 7:40 PM

An accountant at the state agency Court Management Services (CMS) today testified that St Thomas councillor Dean Jones was paid his full salary for November and the first week of December last year.

The accountant, Fay Skervin Thomas, was giving evidence in the election petition hearing now underway in the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston.

The petition was filed by losing People's National Party (PNP) candidate for the Yallahs Division of the St Thomas Municipal Corporation, Constantine Bogle.

Bogle is contending that, at the time of the local government election last November, Jones was a public servant and did not reside in the division, both in contravention of the law.

Thomas said CMS records show that Jones, who was employed as a judge's orderly assigned to the Coroner's Court, was paid his fortnightly salary for November and the first week of December.

Responding to questions from Bogle's attorney, Bert Samuels, the accountant said there is no record that Jones indicated that he was wrongly paid.

Her evidence was in reference to testimony by administrator at the Coroner's Court, Janet Morgan Rogers yesterday that Jones handed her his resignation letter on December 12 last year.

But according to Morgan Rogers, the letter was dated October 25th.