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Jamaican women's group in Florida suspends treasurer on criminal charges

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The board of directors of the Jamaican Women of Florida, Inc. has voted to suspend its recently elected treasurer Pamella Watson who was has been charged with several federal crimes.

The suspension is pending the outcome of the case in court but the group says Watson along with all defendants are presumed innocent until proven otherwise.

In a release issued to the media, the women's group said Watson was elected treasurer of the Jamaican organisation in February, but had not yet assumed the role and was not a signatory on any of its accounts.

It also sought to assure members and benefactors that their funds were not compromised.

An interim treasurer is to be appointed who will serve until the matter involving Watson is resolved in the courts.

At that time, the board says it will act in accordance with the group's by-laws.