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St James councillor wants sanctions for payments to woman linked to guns

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 5:29 PM

Councillor for the Flanker division in the St James Municipal Corporation, Charles Sinclair, is calling for sanctions to be levied in relation to a questionable salary payment made to the former personal assistant of Councillor for the Granville Division, Michael Troupe.

The former assistant’s name was listed as the sender of a shipment in which 117 guns and assorted ammunition were discovered in the United States.

Sinclair is questioning how she came to be paid $25,000 at the end of October, despite Troupe saying she left his employment three months earlier.

He says if the payment was not properly made, there should be sanctions against those who authorised it.

Sinclair was speaking at yesterday’s monthly meeting of the Corporation.

The Corporation is still awaiting a probe ordered by Montego Bay’s mayor, Councillor Homer Davis.