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The Hon. Nigel Clarke, DPhil., MP, is Jamaica's Minister of Finance and the Public Service and is Member of Parliament for St Andrew Northwestern. ...

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Stock Clerk pleads guilty to 50 Counts in RPD Court Matter

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Showayne Gillespie, Stock Clerk at the Tax Administration Jamaica’s Spanish Town Revenue Service Centre, pleaded guilty in the St. Catherine Parish Court in Spanish Town to one count of Conspiracy to Defraud; one count of Breach of the Corruption Prevention Act, thirty-five counts of Forgery, ten counts of Unlawful Possession of Revenue Paper before being duly issued for Public Use and three counts of Obtaining Monies by False Pretence.

Mr. Gillespie was arrested by officers of the Revenue Protection Division (RPD) in April 2014, after investigations revealed that between March and November of 2013, he corruptly obtained from a thirty-eight year old carpenter, the sum of Sixty Thousand Jamaican Dollars by falsely pretending that he had the authority to provide him with a Jamaican Driver’s Licence, knowing that he held no position that authorised him to offer such a service. Further investigations revealed that Gillespie was involved in several other similar offences.

Acting Commissioner of the RPD, Cranston G. Morgan is urging members of the public to ensure that they utilise only the legitimate channels when conducting business with government entities, as to do otherwise fosters corruption.

Persons who have information that may assist the RPD in this or any other matter, are being encouraged to contact the RPD at 1-888-CALLRPD (225-5773); by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CRIMESTOP at 311, or via the Division’s Twitter account @rpditalk.

Revenue Protection Division
C/o Communication & Public Relations Unit,
Ministry of Finance &The Public Service
30 National Heroes Circle
Kingston 3.
Tel: 928 – 5141
Toll free – 1-888- 225-5773 (CALLRPD)
Fax: 928 - 9648
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