Turks and Caicos Attorney General resigns, intends to sue government

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Attorney General Huw Shepheard
Attorney General Huw Shepheard

[www.inewsguyana.com]Attorney General Huw Shepheard has tended his resignation from the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government effective November 1, according to a statement issued by the Office of the Governor on Wednesday.

The brief statement gave no reasons as to why Shepheard had tendered his resignation, noting also he has “given notice of his intention to file legal charges against the TCI government for reputational and other damages”.

The statement said that since the matter is “now subject to legal proceedings this Office cannot comment any further”.

But it noted that the TCI government “is keen to ensure that the work of the Attorney General’s Chambers continues to progress, and as such Rhondalee Braithwaite will be sworn in as Acting Attorney General. Work will begin soon to find a substantive successor”.

On Tuesday, Shepheard welcomed the decision of the Brazilian Supreme Court to extradite former premier Michael Misick, who is facing corruption related charges stemming from his tenure as head of government in this British Overseas Territory.

“It is in the best interests of the TCI that allegations of wrongdoing are thoroughly investigated. Michael Misick’s lawyers vigorously opposed his extradition, but after hearing arguments on both sides the court was unanimous in its decision,” he said. [CMC]

 

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