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Ivan Taylor, the Jamaican taxi driver
who has been charged in connection with
last year's murder of schoolteacher
Michelle Coudray-Greaves, daughter of
Local Government Minister Marlene
Coudray, will go on trial at Jamaica's St
James Circuit Court on September 30.
The ruling was made when Taylor, the
last known person who saw Coudray-
Greaves, appeared in court last week. Tay-
lor, who has been in custody since June
30 last year, was again offered bail---this
time with increased sureties.
Attorney-at-law Stacy-Ann Young, who
represented Taylor, told presiding Justice
Sara Thompson-James that her client was
unable to take up the bail that was pre-
viously offered to him.
"When this matter was before the lower
court, Mr Taylor was offered bail in the
sum of $200,000 with three sureties,"
"Because of his financial situation and
because he doesn't have any living relatives
(to assist with bail), he wasn't able to take
up the bail."
In responding to the attorney's state-
ment, Thompson-James said while she
could not reduce the bail amount because
of the severity of the matter, she was pre-
pared to increase the number of sureties.
"I can increase the number of sureties
to five, but for a matter of this kind, I
can't reduce the bail amount," she said.
Lead prosecutor Loxley Ricketts said the
prosecution was ready to set a trial date
for Taylor's case.
"On the last occasion (July 15), the matter
was set for Mr Taylor's legal representation
to be settled and for documents to be
served," Ricketts said.
"I have served the documents on Ms
Young, and we have had discussions to
verify that counsel has everything.
"The Crown has a few formal statements
outstanding, but I do believe we can be
ready for a trial date in September."
increased the number of sureties for Tay-
lor's bail conditions, even as she set the
case for trial on September 30.
"Bail is offered to you in the sum of
$200,000 and I'm increasing the number
of sureties to five," Thompson-James said
"You will report to the Whithorn Police
Station (in Westmoreland) every Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday between 7 am and
6 pm. You are not to interfere with the
witnesses in the case, and I'm imposing
a curfew order, from 9 pm to 5 am daily."
Coudray-Greaves went missing on June
1, 2012, two days after returning to Jamaica
from vacation in Trinidad. Her burnt
remains were found in a canefield near
Montego Bay on June 11.
At the time of her disappearance,
Coudray-Greaves was a Spanish teacher
at Cornwall College in Montego Bay.
Police have arrested two South Oropouche
men, aged 20 and 25, after a gun and ammu-
nition were found in the vehicle in which they
The men were held in Gasparillo during a
weekend police exercise in the Southern Division.
During a stop and search exercise, police dis-
covered a .38 revolver and four live rounds of
ammunition in a black SUV vehicle in which
one of the suspects was the driver and the other
Police said the men will go on several iden-
tification parades today, as there have been
several reports of robberies by men fitting their
The exercise, led by Senior Superintendent
Cecil Santana and Superintendent Maynard,
began on Friday afternoon and ended shortly
before noon on Sunday.
During the exercises in San Fernando, La
Romaine, Marabella, Gasparillo, Claxton Bay
Moruga and Princes Town, 164 traffic tickets
were issued and 91 were arrested for narcotics,
robberies, housebreaking and other crimes.
Among those arrested were 25 drivers for
drunk driving, including a schoolteacher, an
engineer and an employee in the office of Mem-
ber of Parliament Ramona Ramdial. They are
expected to appear before a San Fernando Mag-
istrate, this morning to answer the charges.
Police also executed warrants for various
offences and total of 51 people were arrested.
two for gun,
ammo in car
stable after stroke
Secretary of the Division of Infrastructure and
Public Utilities in the Tobago House of Assembly
(THA) Hilton Sandy is reported to be showing
signs of improvement after he suffered a stroke
Sandy is warded at the Intensive Care Unit at
the Scarborough General Hospital where up to
yesterday he was listed as critical but stable.
A release from communications specialist for
the Division of Infrastructure and Public Utilities
Colleen Holder confirmed that Sandy was visited
by Chief Secretary Orville London and other offi-
cials of the THA.
"Mr Sandy continues to be visited by close
family members and members of the THA Exec-
utive Council, including Chief Secretary Orville
London, who was with Mr Sandy this morning,"
In a post on her Facebook page on Saturday,
Sandy's wife Candice Chang-Sandy described the
incident as "unexpected and sudden."
She wrote: "...My son is my strength, three
years he tells me daddy will come home soon,
mummy be a big girl right do not cry...my tower
The family has been receiving messages of
encouragement and support. One was from PNM
senator Shamfa Cudjoe who said via Facebook:
"My prayers are with you, keep your head up, you
are strong and God is able."
Assistant Secretary in the Division of Community
Development and Culture Ancil Dennis said: "God
is in control, His grace is sufficient for you."
On Saturday morning, Sandy complained of
feeling unwell and was taken to hospital for tests.
He is reported to be getting the best care possible
and his condition is being closely monitored by
Taxi driver goes on
trial September 30
Political leader of the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) David Abdulah, right, chats with director of the Lloyd Best Institute, Sunity
Maharaj, left, and Gabrielle Hosein, lecturer at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, UWI, before the start of the party's
Concerned Citizens Coalition Assembly of Citizens Empowered at Bishop Anstey East, Trincity, yesterday. PHOTO : SHIRLEY BAHADUR
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