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St Thomas PNP councillor and businessman granted bail

Published:Wednesday | January 28, 2015 | 1:33 PM

People's National Party councillor for the Morant Bay Division, Rohan Bryan, was granted $600,000 bail when he appeared in court today on a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

A businessman, Ludlow McWhinny, who is charged with the same offence, was also granted bail.

They both appeared in the Morant Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court this morning.

They are booked top reappear before the court on March 11.

Head of the St Thomas Police division, Deputy Superintendent, Charmaine Shand, says the men were investigated for their alleged questionable interaction with the complainant in a sex case involving a pastor from the parish.

Last week, Director of Public Prosecutions ruled that the men be charged.

In the lead up to the ruling, the St Thomas Police had interviewed the councillor, drawing a firestorm of criticisms from other PNP councillors in the parish.

The councillors publicly berated DSP Shand and questioned her competence to lead the St Thomas Police Division.


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