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May Pen Mayor mum on resignation plans, case postponed
2013-10-08 12:49:27 | (0 Comments)
Mayor of May Pen Scean Barnswell leaves the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate's court today. –Ricardo Makyn photo
Jermaine Francis, Staff Reporter
The case involving Mayor of May Pen Scean Barnswell has been postponed for case management and will reconvene on November 26.
The case was called up for mention this morning in the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate's court.
Barnswell was on hand to answer to charges resulting from an alleged breach of the Contractor General Act.
The Mayor has refused to answer questions pertaining to his tenure at the helm of the Clarendon Parish Council.
Barnswell briskly left the courtroom and remained silent when he was asked whether he will be resigning as Mayor.
Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn had ruled that Barnswell be charged for his involvement in the Spaldings Market affair on the recommendation of the Office of the Contractor General.
The DPP stated that there is clear evidentiary material to institute criminal proceedings against Barnswell for attempting to mislead the contractor general.
Barnswell was brought before the contractor general as part of the investigations into former Junior Minister Richard Azan's part in constructing 10 shops in the Spaldings Market without the parish council's approval.
The People's National Party has expressed its full support for Mayor Barnswell and has also declared its full confidence in his legal team.
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