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Jamaica: PNP officials lose appeal in long-running Trafigura matter

Five functionaries of the People’s National Party (PNP) will have to testify in open court in the Trafigura bribery case after the Privy Council this morning upheld the rulings of local courts.  

Former Prime Minister and former party president, Portia Simpson Miller; former chairman Robert Pickersgill; current chairman Phillip Paulwell; former general secretary Colin Campbell and businessman Norton Hinds are the persons to testify.  

They have now exhausted all their options as the United Kingdom-based Privy Council is Jamaica’s highest court.  

The judges handed down their decision just over six weeks after hearing submissions on March 1 from attorneys for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and the PNP officials.

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