Prosecutorial services return to Magistrate Harris’ Court

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THE short-lived suspension of prosecutorial services to Magistrate Donna Harris’ Court was lifted on Tuesday (Feb. 5) following a meeting that was initiated by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Valston Graham.

The suspension of prosecutorial services, along with Court Orderlies, to Magistrate Harris’ Court was a decision taken by the DPP following the ejection of a Crown Counsel from her Court during a criminal hearing on Monday (Feb. 4).However, no details were provided on what triggered the Magistrate’s alleged action.
In addition to his decision, the DPP reportedly wrote to Acting Chief Magistrate Renold Benjamin for an urgent meeting on the matter.The meeting was held on the following day, reportedly among the DPP, Magistrate Harris, Acting Chief Magistrate Benjamin and a number of other senior officials of the legal fraternity.

 

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