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Magistrate denies request for witness

Heather-Lynn Evanson

Magistrate denies request for witness

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Kamante Millar, the former chief financial officer of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd (ICBL), is in the island and the defence wanted her summoned as a witness in Alex Tasker extradition matter.

However, Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes turned down the request, saying to allow it would turn the extradition hearing into something akin to a preliminary inquiry.

The development came yesterday after Chief Magistrate Weekes ruled against submissions made by Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim, paving the way for Tasker to give a statement in the extradition matter.

However, before any options could be put to the former ICBL senior vice president, his attorney Pilgrim informed the court that Millar was in Barbados and he wanted the Crown to summon her since “she was germane to this”.  (HLE)

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