Ex-CLICO boss Parris a no-showLeroy Parris (FP)
Sat, April 14, 2012 - 10:00 AM
FORMER CLICO executive chairman Leroy Parris was a no-show in court yesterday.
Terrence Thornhill, president of CLICO Holdings, was there.
But there were apologies from Parris’ lawyer and, in the end, both matters before the District “A” Magistrates’ Court were adjourned sine die.
Parris, of Dayrells Heights, St Michael, and Thornhill, of St Silas Heights, St James, were separately accused that between August 1, 2009 and March 11, 2010, they unlawfully contravened a directive given by the Supervisor of Insurance, namely that the company, Clico International Ltd., was prohibited from writing new business with effect from August 14, 2009.
Attorney Hal Gollop, who along with Michael Yearwood, appeared for the absent Parris, apologized and promised “to have him here if necessary”.
Gollop explained that after speaking with a station sergeant, he “was of the view that the matter would not come off today”.
“The case against Parris and Thornhill is a case against the company and arise[s] out of the same matters,” he told the court.
Meanwhile, Queen’s Counsel Garth Patterson, who represented Thornhill, revealed that a High Court had granted an order restraining the Commissioner of Police from continuing the criminal proceedings against Thornhill only.
Magistrate Deborah Holder adjourned both matters without setting a date. (HLE)
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