$7M Missing from St. James Parish Council


Nationwide News understands that the Police have launched an investigation into the circumstances in which $7-million have gone missing at the St. James Parish Council.

The suspected fraud is reported to have happened on the watch of the Commercial Services Committee which has responsibility for the Harbour Street Craft Market.

It’s understood that money collected for rent at the market, has gone missing.

The Police are also reportedly investigating a recent fire at the market, which it’s believed is connected to the missing funds.

The Chairman of the St. James Parish Council, Glendon Harris, has confirmed the investigation.

Mayor Harris says he cannot confirm the amount of funds which have gone missing.

But he says it was the parish council which reported the matter to the Police.

The Chairman of the Commercial Services Committee, is the Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay, the PNP’s Michael Troupe.

Mr. Troupe says the Parish Council is cooperating with the Police.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

2 thoughts on “$7M Missing from St. James Parish Council

  1. Ashaheed

    Hanover, Westmoreland, St. Thomas, Clarendon, St. Elizabeth, St. James, Trelawny…., just change the name…

  2. Isaac N Onywere

    Is it the same Micheal Troup who was accused of his son being involved in scamming!!!! Can someone correct me? If he is the same man do we expect anything better, if ppl with shady characters are our leaders!! The ppl of St James should blame themselves.

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