Walsh tipped to act as Director of Public Prosecutions



Chief Magistrate, Joanne Walsh is set to become the new Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP. This comes after a dramatic turn of events last week. DPP Anthony Armstrong was found “guilty of professional misconduct” by his native Jamaica Disciplinary Committee- General Legal Council.


After the guilty verdict became public knowledge across the region and in Antigua and Barbuda, Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin disclosed he would proceed on special leave.


Earlier, Prime Minister Browne stated that the office of the DPP should be above reproach.


Armstrong’s special leave will last for three months in the first instance as he intends to appeal the verdict. PM Browne indicated that should his appeal fail, he will be dismissed.


A usually reliable source told BNN that Walsh will assume her new responsibilities from this week once all processes at the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) are finalized.


The source stated that she is likely to begin work as DPP as early as today (Monday).


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  1. A sitting Member of Parliament had some damning statements about this Magistrate. Now she is going to be the Acting DPP. WHY? In the Book entitled: My Life In The Mafia by Vincent Theresa. He did say “One of the most crooked places in the world is the British West Island of Antigua.The Government does not care what goes on,as long as they got a piece of the action”. I am just wondering which Political Party was in Office when Theresa made that observation.

    • I have never seen more barefaced, unethical and corrupt people than the ones in government. First they corrupt you and then They will keep you around to do their biddings. It is like the mafia.

  2. All I will say is don’t mess with Asot as he may disgrace some people. Me hear one of Gaston’s biggest wish is for the British government to find something to charge him with so he can go to Britain. Afraid he has the evidence.

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