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Concerns raised over recent JLSC resignations

The Prime Minister has expressed concern about recent controversial developments in the justice system as well as the Judicial and Legal Service Commission.

On Thursday in a media release by the President’s Communications Adviser revealed that retired Justices of Appeal Roger Hamel-Smith and Humphrey Stollmeyer had tendered their resignations from the JLSC on personal grounds.

It was indicated that on June 22nd this year the  resignation letters were received and accepted by President Anthony Carmona  and took effect last week Friday.

On April 12th former Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar was appointed as a High Court Judge.

However, on April 27th Mrs Ayers-Caesar tendered her resignation as a judge following revelation that she had several unresolved matters.

Speaking at the Piarco International Airport today following his return from the Caricom Heads of Government Meeting in Grenada, Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley said it would have been good for public to be made aware of the facts surrounding the matter to avoid panic and suspicion.

Dr Rowley noted that the government will act in a responsible way concerning this serious issue.