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Embattled Salt Spring councillor granted bail

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | 12:00 PM    

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — People's National Party councillor for the Salt Spring Division, Sylvan Reid, was granted bail in the sum of $250,000 when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court today on a charge of illegal possession of property.

Resident Magistrate Sandria Wong ordered the councillor to surrender his travel documents and placed a stop order at all ports of entry.

Reid is to report to the Mount Salem police station every Monday and Friday between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm.

He was also ordered to submit his fingerprints to the police.

Reid, who was defended by attorney-at-law Roy Fairclough, was taken into custody by members of the lottery scam task force at his Cornwall Courts, St James home.

During a search of his house the police observed a black 50-inch television, which Reid reportedly said he purchased in the US, but could not produce custom documentations requested by the police.

He was subsequently charged for illegal possession of a television.

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