first_imgEdwin V. Barclay, the man who was reported to be on the run because he was a ‘fake’ customs broker has denied the claim, and has threatened legal action against his accuser, the chief executive officer of the NEW VISION Media Publishing Network and African Center for Strategic and Foreign Policy Studies, Josephus M. Gray.Mr. Barclay told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday that contrary to the allegation, he did not dupe Mr. Gray of US$800 and neither did he dupe unidentified “individuals more than US$9,000 and other valuables pretending to be a member of the Customs Brokers Association of Liberia.”He also refuted the claim that he is wanted by the Liberia National Police (LNP), because of his involvement in forgery and impersonation, as alleged in the reports published widely in the media on December 13, allegations that he forged land deeds by falsifying signatures of officials of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy; and that he is involved with criminal gangs.“I am talking to my lawyer to seek legal redress from Mr. Gray,” he said about the man who claimed that Barclay allegedly duped him.Barclay told this newspaper that Mr. Gray was recommended to him by a man identified only as ‘Gbarlee’ to help him release his 2003 Citroen imported from Paris, France, from the Freeport of Monrovia.“I charged Mr. Gray US$50, but he told me he could get me US$20 to start the process and a day later he gave me the remaining US$30,” Barclay said. “Also the cost for the Delivery Order that gives authorization of ownership is US$175 and Mr. Gray further gave it to me and I used it to complete the Delivery Order and brought him receipts.”Barclay said he did not receive any additional money from Mr. Gray as he alleged; and after nearly three weeks of interaction, he was shocked to learn that Mr. Gray had claimed that he was on the run from justice and that he was involved in illegal activities and defrauding people.“It is a complete lie,” Barclay said, “I turned over every document to him when he told me that he did not want to use my services anymore.”Barclay said when he heard the news he consulted his lawyer who held a conference with him to ascertain what he knows about the allegations. “I told my lawyer that the only money I received from Mr. Gray was the US$50 and the US$175 that I used to process his documents for the delivery of his vehicle,” he said.He said though he is yet to face justice in a competent court of law, information provided by Mr. Gray to the media has ruined him and he would seek redress in court to reclaim his honor. Barclay said because of the media reports, his clients have withdrawn contracts because “they are convinced that I am a criminal because of what Mr. Gray released to the media.”In a telephone conversation with Mr. Gray yesterday, he insisted that the report against Barclay is true but admitted he has no receipts of the US$800 he claimed Barclay took from him.Mr. Gray meanwhile recommended that the Daily Observer invite him to a conference with Mr. Barclay, possibly today, that he promised to attend.In a letter, Barclay expressed displeasure with the report published in the Daily Observer, saying that he, along with his family, is embarrassed by the report and that the only redress to reclaim his honor is to seek legal action against Mr. Gray.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgSex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker and her film star husband Matthew Broderick have said they’re considering swapping the bright lights of New York City for the ‘beautiful’ Donegal. The couple visit Donegal every summer and have a holiday home in the picturesque village of Kilcar.They said they love coming to Donegal every summer and are looking forward to their annual visit later this summer. However, the actress who shot to worldwide fame in the much revered TV series Sex and the City said she has considered the idea of relocating from New York to Donegal.In an interview with the Irish Independent, Parker spoke of her love for Donegal and it’s people and said she loves drinking tea and having a proper ‘fry-up’.Parker said, “It always feels like it’s a place that is perhaps foolishly more private to us, and there’s a simplicity to the time that we spend there, and the people are so lovely. At this point it feels a little bit like home, in some way.“We would be delighted to decamp to Ireland. Move the children, put them in school there, have tea every day, a proper fry.“It’s just an exquisite, beautiful, relaxing, wonderful place for ourselves and for our children.”We will probably go this summer at some point. I like tea, wandering around, eating, our friends. Advertisement “We have friends there too, that I’ve known since I was growing up, so I check in with them as they die out and get born.”The kids seem to love it. They keep asking when can we go back. They can run around and don’t have to be watched so much.”SAME-SEX MARRIAGE REFERENDUM:Parker also revealed she closely followed the same-sex referendum and was delighted when Ireland became the first country in the world to vote it in. Although Parker did admit she was surprised by the decision given the historic role of the Catholic church in Ireland.“I think it was really surprising, amazing, that of all the places that were pondering that decision, that it was Ireland first, given its religious history and the history with the catholic church, and the role that the church plays in people’s lives.“We were texting our friends in Ireland, and they were giving us the counts by county. It was very interesting.” SEX AND THE CITY STAR CONSIDERING MOVE FROM THE BIG APPLE TO DONEGAL was last modified: June 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more