TCI’s attorney general resigns threatening suit

| 30/10/2013

(CNS): With the political arm of the Turks and Caicos Islands government having lost faith in the attorney general, Huw Shepheard, the British appointed top lawyer has resigned from the post. A release from the governor’s office in TCI said Shepheard had tended his resignation on Wednesday 30 October and he will be leaving the post Friday. He also gave notice of his intention to file legal charges against the TCI government for reputational and other damages. TCI Premier Dr Rufus Ewing filed a constitutional challenge in the TCI courts recently over the AG’s right to make decisions without consulting Cabinet. In wake of the latest news, government said it would seek legal guidance should it need to defend itself against Shepheard.

Officials from the governor’s office in TCI said that Rhondalee Braithwaite, the deputy attorney general, would be sworn in as Acting Attorney General until a substantive successor was found for Shepheard.

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  1. Knot S Smart says:

    I really miss 'whodatis'…

    Hope he did not get rolled over…

  2. Diogenes says:

    Can we swop him for the current AG?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Do they want ours?

  4. Anonymous says:

    It is about time that the TCI people take control of their destiny. For better or worse, the time has come to put an end to the practice of being second class people in your own country.