The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Bahamian Politics Last Updated: Nov 3, 2017 - 1:56:36 PM

Maynard-Gibson QC responds to Foulkes
Nov 3, 2017 - 1:42:31 PM

Email this article
 Mobile friendly page
Statement in response To Michael Foulkes by Mrs. Allyson Maynard-Gibson QC
2nd November, 2017:

“I have never abused my authority as Attorney-General. Michael Foulkes is the last person who should accuse anyone of wrongdoing.  I have repeatedly said publicly that, as Attorney-General, I routinely exercised my discretion to sign a Nolle, having received the benefit of the written advice and recommendation of the DPP. Michael Foulkes should also take note of the DPP’s often reiterated statement that Nolles are issued where there is a constitutional issue (such as whether 10 years after charge a fair trial is possible) or an issue with the evidence (such as a key witness recanting his evidence). Finally, as other other Attorneys-General have already said, Attorneys-General, in good faith, routinely exercise their discretion, after receiving excellent written advice from the DPP and the other competent professionals at the Office of the Attorney-General.”

Bookmark and Share

© Copyright 2017 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Receive our Top Stories

Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Bahamian Politics
Latest Headlines
DNA - Grand Lucayan: Fundamental issues remain unaddressed
Davis criticizes Resort purchase; advises that cost-effective approach should have been taken
Hon. I Chester Cooper House Contribution on the purchase of the Grand Lucayan
Davis warned Parliament that the Grand Lucayan Resort Sale is "A Bad Deal!"
Leader of the Opposition Statement at Monthly Press Conference