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Jamaica: James Forbes likely to have a short stay back in JCF

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), James Forbes, who had his more than six-year-old criminal conviction for corruption set aside by the Court of Appeal in February, is set to return to his job in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) on Wednesday, but there are indications that his stay in the force may only be for a few months.

Reports from some senior members of the force are that the retirement age for police officers is 60, and it is said that Forbes is to reach that age sometime later this year.

Forbes was reinstated in the JCF following a decision of the Police Service Commission.

In addition to freeing Forbes of the corruption charges in February, the Court of Appeal ordered the state to reimburse the $800,000 fine he paid upon conviction, forthwith.

However, Forbes is reportedly yet to receive the reimbursement.

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