Government Evaluates Candidates for Chief Magistrate and DPP Positions, Says Attorney General

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The search for a new chief magistrate continues as the government evaluates candidates for the position.

Attorney General Sir Steadroy Benjamin confirmed that filling the vacancy left by former Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh, who departed after a disciplinary trial, is a priority. Since last year, Traffic Court Magistrate Dexter Wason has been acting in the role.

In an interview with Observer media, Benjamin also highlighted the government’s efforts to appoint a new Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

He emphasized that numerous applications for both positions are under careful review to ensure the best candidates are chosen.

“These appointments will be made after thorough scrutiny and due diligence. We want to ensure the selected individuals are efficient and capable,” Benjamin stated.

While the Attorney General did not reveal the number of applications, he mentioned that both local and foreign candidates are being considered.

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