DELAY TO THE CORRUPTION TRIALS AGAIN 2015 START NOW

first_img Retrial ordered in Saunders appeal Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Nov 2014 – An announcement today that there is another delay and another tentative date given for the start of the corruption trials of former government ministers and relatives, which keep on costing the country millions of dollars. The Court of Appeal did not meet as it was supposed to today; that means there will be no determination on whether the country will push forward with jury trials or juryless trials and that means the pre-trial hearings set to start next week cannot begin. This process has been plagued with challenges and of the late it is a stand-off between lawyers for the Defendants and the Crown and the Prosecution on whether it is fair to have a trial with the judge making the decision alone. The Court of Appeal reportedly cannot meet before January and a special session to determine the argument of trial without jury never convened this month as had been expected. Both the TCI Sun and the Turks and Caicos Weekly News are reporting the development; explaining also that other issues have been that the attorneys are complaining that the case has seen 60,000 extra pages of evidence submitted, without arrangement for an increase in pay. Some of the UK defense attorneys have withdrawn from the case; relations with the Supreme Court registrar, David Chetwynd have also been strained. Big time Customs Officer fined and fired for theft Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:corruption trial, court of appeal, david chetwynd, jury trial, supreme court, turks and caicos weekly news Court Of Appeal Hears Major Caseslast_img read more

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PM Christie dismisses Ingrahams allegations of missing funds

first_img Prime Minister Perry Christie is refuting any claims of missing funds from the Ministry of Finance. On Monday night, the former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham speaking at an FNM Rally in North Abaco, announced that he was aware of some $860,700 missing from the Ministry of Finance.He then questioned how this was possible under the “watchful eyes or not so watchful eyes of the Prime Minister”.However, in a release, Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Perry Christie is calling on Mr.Ingraham to produce evidence of the alleged misappropriation of funds to the ministry or the Commissioner of police, so that it can be investigated thoroughly.Instead the ministry highlighted its knowledge of ongoing investigations into a matter, where an overpayment to a vendor was done. As a result, the incident has been reported to the Auditor General, and steps have been taken to recover the monies, while disciplinary action has been taken against the officer responsible for the overpayment. However, the ministry says the amount missing is not equivalent to the amount Mr.Ingraham alleged is missing. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

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