- No comfort in CIBC comment on downgrade Read More
- TOURISM MATTERS: Opportunities aplenty with new airlift Read More
- Atletico back in Champions League final Read More
- Flame lands in Brazil for three month relay to Games Read More
- EDITORIAL: Brainstorm on problems of ageing society Read More
- THE ‘NETTE EFFECT: Ribbing could ease the tension Read More
- Drake joins Forbes list of top five richest hip-hop stars Read More
An officer of the court who brought a case against the Judicial and Legal Services Commission headed by Chief Justice Marston Gibson has created legal history. Acting Crown Counsel Elwood Watts, who was attached to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for the past six years, successfully challenged the appointment of a recently admitted attorney-at-law to the post of Crown Counsel ahead of him, without the position being advertised. Yesterday when the matter came up before Justice William Chandler, Principal Crown Counsel Sharon Deane, who represented the Judicial and Legal Services Commission and the Attorney General, reported that the Chief Personnel Officer had agreed to appoint Watts to the post of Senior Crown Counsel. The matter was heard in chambers and Watts was represented by Queen’s Counsel Ralph Thorne.