Vincentians have been left with even more question as Attorney General Judith Jones-Morgan moves to have former registrar of the High Court Tamara Gibson-Marks barred from practicing law in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The move by the Attorney General comes even as Commissioner of Police Michael Charles is yet to receive from the Director of Audit a report on the situation at the Registry.
A well-placed source has told I-Witness News that some EC$300,000 from an account that Gibson-Marks held in trust is unaccounted for.
Marks, wife of former senator for the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP), Ronald “Ronnie” Marks, resigned her position after a meeting with the Attorney General on May 21 and on that same day left for St. Lucia, where she was born.
The police chief was notified of Gibson-Marks’ resignation the following day.
Prime Minister and Minister of Legal Affairs Ralph Gonsalves has said that in addition to the police chief and Director of Auditor, other state agencies or offices may become involved according, as the investigation progresses.
Questions are being asked regarding what evidence of professional or criminal wrongdoing the Attorney General has that would cause her to move to have Gibson-Marks disbarred, even as the Auditor General’s report is yet to be submitted to the police.
Further, some citizens have questions whether the evidence that informed the Attorney General’s decision has been forwarded to police.
Commissioner of Police Michael Charles told I-Witness News this week that his office cannot act until it has received the auditor general’s report.
He further said that this does not prevent the Attorney General from acting, based on information that she might have.
Leader of the Opposition Arnhim Eustace in his weekly radio programme on Monday noted that the Ralph Gonsalves government is yet to make a statement on the development.
“You can’t get any clear statement from anybody as to what has gone wrong. I keep calling the prime minister to make a statement to let people know what is happening here in the country. It can’t be in our best interest to remain silent. These matters have to be dealt with and dealt with speedily and effectively,” Eustace said.
“I am watching it carefully the way this Registrar’s position is being handled. I am not carried away by anything about the disbarment,” he said.
Eustace said he wants to know what led to the registrar’s resignation.
“I want to know what else is behind all this story that we are getting piece and piece and piece of. That is what I want to know. What is all behind it? Not just what would be done about it, I want to know what it is that caused it so that that can’t happen again.
“So don’t think this is something we are going to ease up on. We are going to be continuing to ask the question all the time,” Eustace said.
“What has happened that has led us into that situation where our country is once again, our name is being embarrassed. We are having the Attorney General to go to the court to have the registrar of the High Court disbarred. Just imagine that. We must be the laughing stock of other people in the region,” Eustace said.
Who me? Yes you, Car be, ah then ah who?, ah must be Ms Marks who stole the cooky from the cooky coojar.
Vincentians. This is what your road block revolution was for. Our country looks like shit, and feels worst. Stealing every Monday morning, and Friday evening. One of the first thing Dr Ralph did was to build a prison, you think it was a coincident? the man knew what was going to happen, and he wanted a nice place for him and his friends just incase. This lady should be in Jail right now. What is SVG coming to. Donkey say the world no level.
We might have to wait until the ULP government is kicked out of office before we get any answers to those mounting vexing questions that Gonsalves and Jones-Morgan now refuse to answer. What a country!
There are quite a few questions I would like to ask Mrs Morgan, her husband Mr Morgan, ex NCB bank officials, the passport issuing officer, and Morgan the AGs husbands uncle, the captured cocaine carrier.
We need the answers to more questions than those sort from Mrs Marks.
Unfortunately I believe Cess McKie is either a dope, a dunce, or has adopted the ULP trait and become a liar. Perhaps both.
I have known Cess all my life and I am really surprised that he could even join the Unity Marxist Party. I know his mother was truly horrified and cried real tears when she learnt that he was taking up a job offer from Gonsalves.
I had hoped Cess would stay true to his principles, but soon learnt he had dived head first into the pit of doom. Over the last four years, the Bum-Bum people have learned to dislike and resent him. They will not vote for him again.
As Minister of Health he promised us Heberprot-B, the foot saving miracle drug from Cuba, for diabetics. Just about every island in the Caribbean got it except us. Since his announcement over 300 feet have been hacked off, he never again mentioned it, or explained why we never got it.
Now he is making stupid remarks in the Diaspora regarding the Argyle Airport and tourism. There are currently 324 hotel rooms in Saint Vincent, not counting Buccament which a normal tourist will not pay up to a £1000 a day for. One wide bodied jet will bring 400 people, according to their figures they will be expecting up to 10 big jets a day, thats 4000 people a day. 28,000 a week and 1 million 450 thousand people a year. Four times as many as Saint Lucia and twice as many as Barbados. Most of our visitors are visiting Vincentians from the Diaspora, about 70 a day, they stay with their respective families. Now if we got 400 tourists a day we would never be able to cope with them.
With 324 hotel rooms and many time less than that in the Grenadines, such speculation and statements borders on insanity.
WAKE UP CESS MCKIE, ITS TIME TO LEAVE THE SINKING SHIP.
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