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DPP Kim Hollis QC abruptly resigns

- last day on the job is December 13, 2019
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and United Kingdom (UK) national Kim Hollis QC has tendered her resignation. Photo: VINO/File
Three persons from the Virgin Islands had made the list for DPP, including two from the office of the DPP Valston M. Graham, left, and Tiffany R. Scatliffe-Esprit, right. Ms Kim Hollis QC; however, was given the nod. Photo: VINO/File
Three persons from the Virgin Islands had made the list for DPP, including two from the office of the DPP Valston M. Graham, left, and Tiffany R. Scatliffe-Esprit, right. Ms Kim Hollis QC; however, was given the nod. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our news desk is that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and United Kingdom (UK) national, Kim Hollis QC, has tendered her resignation.

Hollis reportedly submitted her resignation letter last week.

Her final day on the job is December 13, 2019, according to sources.

Ms Hollis was appointed DPP effective August 29, 2016, by former Governor Mr John S. Duncan, OBE.

This news site had first and accurately reported that Hollis and then Senior Crown Counsel Valston M. Graham had emerged as the final two applicants to be considered for the post vacated by Trinidad national Wayne L. Rajbansie.

Mr Graham then went on to become the DPP in St Kitts and Nevis.

Ms Hollis had come under criticism earlier this year for the excessive wait for prisoners on remand. 

She had blamed the courts and the backlog of cases owing to the lack of magistrates following the hurricanes of 2017.

33 Responses to “DPP Kim Hollis QC abruptly resigns”

  • okay (08/10/2019, 19:25) Like (6) Dislike (14) Reply
    Thank God!
    • HRMPHing (09/10/2019, 04:58) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply

      The AG failed to appreciate that her de**** has been undermining her at every opportunity - I am worried that the de***** thinks she is competent to do the job herself. Watch for more resignations from the AGs dept if the de***** gets the job.

  • Liat 521 (08/10/2019, 19:58) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    Bye bye
  • Bout time! (08/10/2019, 20:32) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    Hype all hype!! Can’t win a case.
  • A mi me gusta (08/10/2019, 23:31) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
    It is about time. She fails miserably but she made her money.
    • i know (09/10/2019, 07:39) Like (27) Dislike (12) Reply
      If you are in an office where certain locals refuse to to the work what do you expect?.
      She doesn't win because 1)magistrates are rude and entitled
      2)DPP locals are still pining after Valston and undermine her at every turn 3)jury list is padded with miscreants chosen by a corrupt Registrar......and the list goes on and on.
      So Mrs Hollis didn't gave a chance with those factors against her.
      • Peaches (09/10/2019, 08:45) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply

        You are so right. Corrupt, bias and prejudice R****** of the Supreme Court who thinks she is too big to be spoken to. She needs to go as well.

      • Hmm (09/10/2019, 10:14) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
        The world is round alot of locals in position faced these circumstances with expats working under them.
      • Hmm (09/10/2019, 10:16) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
        I dont know if Tiffany or Valston are the answers, it is alleged that one has a bad personality and is weak and the other has trust issues allegedly.
  • (09/10/2019, 06:08) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    Welcom back Valston
    • Hopeless (09/10/2019, 07:33) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
      Mr Arrogance
      Let's see.
    • east (09/10/2019, 10:32) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      What is failing us LOCALS, we need our own to rule … Mind you , most of the locals show off too much and it's who is who.. I live it and seen it... If it's Graham or Scatliffe.. go right ahead... To much of our young locals are being put back and left back because of a certain few in high position... GOD is good, don't worry...
    • Can't you read? (09/10/2019, 13:39) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Because you saw his pic assumes he's returning? You know what, it's my fault I need to keep away from the comments. #stupid grown-ups!
  • Holly (09/10/2019, 06:36) Like (4) Dislike (24) Reply
    It's about time. All of the UK brand prosecutor s fail . She is the longest serving one. The brexit is on. It is time to value our own. Stop importing prosecutors. Stop importing dpps value our own. We have some good prosecutors right here they are capable but they have bullied and strangled. It is about time. Here is the list. Ms F, Ms M, Ms T, Ms S and
    M. L
    • Hope (09/10/2019, 07:31) Like (20) Dislike (14) Reply
      Sorry but you are very ignorant. The locals are lazy and they are the ones who actually bully the outsiders. You know nothing of which you speak.
      • Just You (09/10/2019, 08:37) Like (21) Dislike (9) Reply
        You just mad as hell you are not a local. I feel it in your post. You are bitter and angry. Why stay here bitter and angry? Just go home.
  • justice (09/10/2019, 07:09) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    Our people like the nice fancy talkers yankers especilly those with a brown coloured they get preference. ....Graham was much better and more qualified. . Graham has since gone on to do great things....While they remained un productive and stagnant..
  • Hmmm (09/10/2019, 07:15) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
    Bring back Terrence
  • yeah (09/10/2019, 07:30) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
    Now that all else has failed, maybe the local will finally get a do. Not saying she doesn’t have her own challenges, but clearly the others who didn’t work out did too.
  • At the bars (09/10/2019, 08:08) Like (17) Dislike (6) Reply
    She will be missed
    • Integrity (09/10/2019, 09:01) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply

      Yes she will. She had integrity and a good heart. It’s a pity the likes of if F****** could not grow and take the opportunity to learn from her instead of undermine her at every turn.

  • Wow (09/10/2019, 11:41) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Don't look for Graham to come back here to be DPP. He has his own law firm can't work both sides of the fence. If Tiffany think she is going to get it she has a next thing coming.
  • i from here (09/10/2019, 13:03) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    We did not need her in the first place
  • UPPITY EXPAT (10/10/2019, 09:04) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply


  • ccc (10/10/2019, 15:07) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope her mom get well soon
  • Why did she come (15/10/2019, 19:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its about time that old lady leaves .... she was only here for vacation anyways.

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