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DDP rakes in $100k plus in under four months

December 25th, 2017 | Tags:
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), located on Wickham's Cay 1, Tortola, has raked in over $100,000 under four months. Photo: VINO
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) UK national Kim Hollis QC has said the Virgin Islands continues to perform despite the challenges presented by the recent hurricanes. Photo: Internet Source
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) UK national Kim Hollis QC has said the Virgin Islands continues to perform despite the challenges presented by the recent hurricanes. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sittings of courts in the Virgin Islands (UK) have been a minimum since the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria but this has not put much of a dent in the coffers of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), but rather added well over $100, 000.

This has been the report of the DPP, UK national Kim Hollis QC, who reported that since the hurricanes the Magistrate's Court has imposed in excess of $45, 000 in fines while prosecutors from her department were responsible for more than $58k being forfeited, all emanating from criminal matters and are now in the government's treasury.

Credited for the aforementioned, were Principal Crown Counsel Tiffany R. Scatliffe Esprit and Senior Crown Counsels O'Neil Simpson and Garcia K. Keĺly.

Since the reopening of the legal courts in the Virgin Islands on September 29, 2017, 65 cases were placed at the Magistrate's Court, inclusive of murders, unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, controlled drugs, assault and thefts.

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