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Friday, Jan 27, 2023

Walwyn appears in court!

Walwyn appears in court!

Former Education Minister Myron Walwyn and the Assistant Secretary responsible for Projects during the previous National Democratic Party administration – Lorna Stephens appeared before the Magistrate’s Court this morning on charges of breach of trust by a public officer.
The two accused — whose charges are in relation to the controversial Elmore Stoutt High School Perimeter Wall Project — were granted $30,000 bail signed with one surety.

There were no bail conditions.

Walwyn, in the meantime, was represented by former Director of Prosecutions (DPP), Terrence Williams while Stephens was represented by former Senior Crown Counsel in the BVI, Valston Graham.

During the sitting before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards, the Defence asked DPP Tiffany Scatliffe to state the particulars of the offence. The defence requested that this information include the protocols and section of the Public Finance Management Act and the Finance Management Regulations that were breached.

The defence said this information was not in the complaint laid before the Magistrate’s Court and said it is hoping that this will be disclosed in full detail as quickly as possible.

The Defence also told the court that the complaint lodged by the Prosecution did not specify the sections the DPP intended to rely upon.

The matter was adjourned till next month.
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