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King’s court matter adjourned yet again

King’s court matter adjourned yet again


Veteran lawyer Bayliss Frederick has replaced Kay Bacchus-Baptiste as counsel to political activist Luzette King in a matter King has before the court.{{more}}

Frederick now appears alongside Shirlan ‘Zita’ Barnwell, who yesterday, at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, asked for another adjournment in the matter, given the fact that King now has new representation.

In January, King was arrested and charged with “causing inconvenience to the public in the exercise of public rights, to wit, by sitting in the public road hindering the free flow of traffic contrary to Section 282 of the Criminal Code of Chapter 171 of the revised edition of the laws of St Vincent and the Grenadines 2009.”

Since then, the matter has been adjourned several times.

Police prosecutor station sergeant Elgin Richards did not object to Barnwell’s request, but was at pains to point out that the previous adjournments were all at the request of the defence.

The matter has been adjourned to October 4, 2016, at which time four witnesses are expected to appear for the prosecution.

Last month, King said on radio that she was having difficulty finding anyone to appear in court as a witness for her.(AS)