QC worried about overseas witnesses
Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim has expressed great concern about the possibility of overseas witnesses testifying the day after they fly into the island, as the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world.
“In the last week, nine days, we have seen people who have arrived, some with tests saying they are negative and some being tested here, but none of them are being cleared to work within 48 hours of having arrived here,” he said.
“So, in my view, we are putting ourselves at risk if we bring them to give evidence the day after.”
He was speaking as the trademark/fake Puma case of Leroy Fitzgerald Brathwaite continued in the District “D” Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Brathwaite, 56, of 1st Avenue, Goddings Road, Station Hill, St Michael, the owner of Upper Room Store on Swan Street, The City, is charged that in trade or in commerce as a supplier, on May 29, 2017, he falsely represented that 11 pairs of slippers and 13 T-shirts were of a particular standard, style or model, to wit, the brand Puma, contrary to the Consumer Protection Act Cap 326D. (HLE)
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