Kyril Burrows <em>*File photo</em>
Kyril Burrows *File photo

TUESDAY, FEB. 21: A couple facing fraud allegations had their Supreme Court trial adjourned again today as a jury has yet to be selected.

Kyril Burrows and Delcina Bean-Burrows are on trial for fraud against Government for more than $553,000.

There are 35 counts on the indictment with Mr Burrows, 48, charged with 15 allegations, Mrs Bean-Burrows, 49, charged with two and the couple charged jointly with 18.

Charges are between 2005 and 2008 and are allegations of cheating, money laundering, false accounting, obtaining money transfers by deception and obtaining property by deception.

Mr Burrows, a former government architect, and his wife deny all the charges.

The trial was due to begin yesterday morning but by lunchtime, a jury had not been chosen due to potential jurors explaining why they couldn’t serve.

Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons told the pool the trial is expected to last between six and ten weeks.

This morning, more potential jurors came to court but by 11am, a jury had not yet been selected.

Mrs Justice Simmons adjourned the trial until noon.

There are dozens of prosecution witnesses expected to testify.

Mr Burrows and Mrs Bean-Burrows do not have legal representation.

Crown counsels Susan Mulligan, Kirsty-Ann Kiellor and Larissa Burgess represent the DPP.