On Monday, February 4, 2019, a most unfortunate incident occurred concerning a member of the legal profession and Magistrate Donna Harris which resulted in the Her Honor demanding that the member of the legal profession leave the courtroom. This occurrence raises serious issues which go to the heart of the administration of justice in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. The Bar Association is satisfied that the occurrence is by no means an isolated one.
The Director of Public Prosecutions has taken the decision to suspend prosecutorial services to Magistrate Harris’ court until the issues surrounding the conduct on the Bench of Magistrate Harris have been satisfactorily addressed. The St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association wholeheartedly supports the DPP in his decision.