St James Municipal Probe Confirms Payment of Troupe’s Assistant

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An investigation by the St James Municipal Corporation has confirmed that the assistant to the Councillor for the Granville Division, the PNP’s Michael Troupe, was paid for office support up to October of this year.

A Karima Hudson is named as the sender of a cache of 119 guns and almost 300 rounds of ammunition from Florida that was destined for Montego Bay.

Councillor Troupe had claimed through a PNP statement that Ms Hudson walked off the job some three months ago.

But, Mayor of Montego Bay, Homer Davis, says an investigation has found that she was still being paid for being Councillor Troupe’s office support up until October this year.

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Mayor Davis says the payment forms have to be written up by both the person being paid and the Councillor requesting the payment.

He says the report will be sent to the Minister of Local Government, Desmond McKenzie, where a determination will be made for further investigation.

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The woman named as the receiver of the arms cache is now in the custody of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch, C-TOC.

The court has ordered the police to either charge or release her by today.

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William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.