AG submits explanation to President on alleged threats against High Court Judge  

GINA, GUYANA, Thursday, May 4, 2017

Minister of State Joseph Harmon has confirmed that the Attorney General (AG) has submitted his explanation to the President in relation to alleged threats to Justice Franklin Holder in the High Court.

“I know for a fact that the Attorney General has written his Excellency,” Minister Harmon said at today’s post -Cabinet press briefing. He was responding to questions from the media.

The President had called on the AG and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, Senior Counsel (SC), to explain the events of March 23, 2017 following accusations in the media from the former AG, Anil Nandlall, against Williams.

Nandlall alleged that AG Williams threatened Justice Holder during the trial of Carvil Duncan, former chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC). Minister Williams has since refuted those claims and said that he will take legal action against Nandlall, and the Kaieteur News and the Guyana Times for publishing same.

The Minister had added he is prepared to work with Justice Holder to resolve the issue. Justice Holder has since written to the Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary explaining the incident.

President Granger had told the local media he had written the Chancellor of the Judiciary and gotten Justice Holder’s version of the event, and declined to draw conclusion on the matter until he heard from the AG.

“Those are correspondence directed to the President and in due course he will act as necessary,” Minister Harmon explained.

 

By: Tiffny Rhodius

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