JLSC Launches Interview Process to Replace Suspended Chief Magistrate 

Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh/File Photo


The Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC), based in St. Lucia, has initiated the interview phase for potential Chief Magistrate candidates in Antigua and Barbuda after the suspension of Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh.

Following an investigation into formal complaints and subsequent levying of disciplinary charges, an acting Chief Magistrate has taken over.

Cabinet Spokesperson Lionel Max Hurst confirmed the JLSC’s role in evaluating and shortlisting candidates, mentioning ongoing interviews.

Legal Affairs Minister Steadroy Benjamin is expected to propose an interim Chief Magistrate.

The Attorney General will recommend a suitable candidate to ensure uninterrupted magistrate court operations in Antigua and Barbuda.

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  1. What did the good judge do?
    Inquiring minds want to know
    so that I can make a non prejudicial opinion..
    Is it confidential info?
    Ah wah de judge do?😏

    • The good lady is a magistrate not a judge. There is a difference between the position. You always on here making some dunce comment thinking you to cute and intelligent but in reality you looks stupid nf with your ignorant comments

      • I decided to wait a few minutes before I respond and cuss you out..
        First I’m cute, that’s why I make cute remarks ok dunce bat uneducated Stfu!
        Second I ask what she did cause I know someone would have responded and tell me what she is accused of doing dunce bat..
        Thirdly I’m entitled to give my opinion on this public forum
        and lastly I do know the difference between judge and magistrate for your information!
        People like you worry me when you make personal comments and know nothing about the person you’re commenting on!
        Girl, I’m cute as fu…k that’s why I’m respond the way I do, also I have a sense if humor!!
        Girl or boy whomever bye!!!!

        Ps.. I hope you see this!!!

        • Yes I saw it dunce bish and it’s does not change the fact you sound dunce NF!!! Can’t even tell the difference between a judge and a magistrate. You writing all the bsbb nah change the fact ya damn ignorant and more importantly DUNCE!!! Now bye Felicia!!!

          • Ahahaha!
            I’m laughing at you!
            Why you so angry?
            Get some help for your issues and
            go seek out a therapist for your
            Insecureties 😮
            You won’t hear from me again cause I ain’t lonely like you!
            Ps.. go read a book!
            And boy bye!!

  2. What charges are laid against he? Is it illegal to disclose what charges was made against her? She is Antiguan right? We are aware that one is innocent until proven guilty. Not even for a case like this you can prioritize. I had a case that took over a decade to go through the process. Then two more years to get results from the appeal court.

  3. Well this is the standard that this editors attract on this forum for discussion. I will ignore them because there is a bigger picture. Not to let fake news win the battle

  4. And after a new Magistrate has been chosen , you will again have those here making the allegations that the politicians are the ones that chooses the magistrate and that they work for them. And many will fall for that.

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