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Local Tiffany R. Scatliffe-Esprit appointed DPP

-Makes history as first Virgin Islander to hold post in the territory
Former Principal Crown Counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs Tiffany R. Scatliffe-Esprit has been appointed Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on May 5, 2020, after acting in the role since December 14, 2019. Photo: GIS/File
Former Director of Public Prosecutions, Ms Kim Hollis, QC resigned in December 2019. Photo: VINO/File
Former Director of Public Prosecutions, Ms Kim Hollis, QC resigned in December 2019. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Principal Crown Counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs Tiffany R. Scatliffe-Esprit has been appointed Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on May 5, 2020, after acting in the role since December 14, 2019.

Her appointment took effect from the date of appointment and she is now the first local to hold the position of DPP in the Territory.

Virgin Islands News Online had accurately reported on October 8, 2019, that Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and United Kingdom (UK) national, Kim Hollis QC, had tendered her resignation and that her final day on the job would be December 13, 2019. 

According to a release from the Government Information Service, the appointment of Mrs Scatliffe-Esprit as DPP was made by His Excellency the Governor, Augustus J.U. Jaspert in accordance with section 95 of the Virgin Islands Constitution, and acting in accordance with the advice of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission.

Work Experience & Qualification 

Mrs Scatliffe-Esprit was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005 and the Bar in the Virgin Islands in 2006. She was inducted into the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2015 and received her Master of Law from the University of Liverpool 2017.

She received a Diploma in Human Resources Management, Professional Certificate in Human Resources Management and Diploma in Workforce Management and Development from Michigan State University in April 2019.

The DPP serves as the principal prosecutor in the Virgin Islands as established by the Constitution and has the overall responsibility for all aspects of criminal proceedings and management of the day-to-day administration and activities of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

32 Responses to “Local Tiffany R. Scatliffe-Esprit appointed DPP”

  • say what (16/05/2020, 10:17) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
    Thank U
    Time longer than twine no more second fiddle
    • Agree (16/05/2020, 15:46) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      We have smart local people here no need for island people to be put in those positions
      • Grand Puba (16/05/2020, 19:17) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        No need for island people but you guys love it when white persons from Britain have the position you guys have no problem. Shaking my head
      • @Agree (16/05/2020, 22:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

        Firstly, you sound like a fool. The lady is married to an island person or someone is not from here. It is good to have smart local people in position but no need for some to come here acting like a set of j**k *$s.

      • @Agree clown (17/05/2020, 13:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Hear this Ms.... Its time to start ignoring this island man term.. It makes them look dumb but makes everyone else dumber when they study them and their dumbness... Ignore the attention seekers and the other clowns.... We in the Caribbean not in North America..
  • zoe (16/05/2020, 10:19) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
  • TORTOLIAN (16/05/2020, 10:19) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Now trouble start.
    • sorry for thecountry (16/05/2020, 11:49) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
      This is like feeding a child. but the child donot know how to read. Not for she I sorry for our country. Sad sad day
  • Anonymous (16/05/2020, 10:20) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    My*** must be wetting his pants

    • Memory (16/05/2020, 11:29) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply

      This name will be in your mind every second, it will be the last thing you think about before you go to bed at night. It will be the first name you think about when you awake each morning. It will haunt you throughout the day without you think about My***. This name will be mentioned in every news flash on this site. It will not be forgotten.

      • @Memory (16/05/2020, 12:24) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        You better get from here with your spell casting
        • Memory (16/05/2020, 15:04) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
          Far from that. I never thought about spells or what you are insinuating. I am merely suggesting that what a person sows that person will reap. Naturally, if you sow hatred for another person it will return to you and that includes me. No one is excluded.
  • Smith (16/05/2020, 10:23) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulation Mrs Scatiffle one of our own serve with a heavy hand when necessary and apply compassion when needed the law is there to guide us all and as human we do make mistake .I know you will do well for your Mother and Father taught you well.
    • BVI National, Texas (16/05/2020, 11:43) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      Totally agree, Congratulations Mrs. Smith. I am over elated for my Hometown sister.She is going to do a wonderful job. May you continue to be blessed.
  • facts (16/05/2020, 11:02) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Under vip our locals will get an opportunity ndp and funny man hate locals
  • Intel. Analysis (16/05/2020, 11:21) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Another Well deserved appointment. Congratulation DPP Scatliffe-Esprit. You have earned this position through hard work and dedication. Your qualification speaks for itself. In your position, you may have to make decisions that would impact people of all works of life including very close acquaintances or even persons who are related to you. Be fair and fearless. Let the facts and concrete evidence be the only force that governs your decisions all legal matters that comes before you. Maintain a good working relationship with your staff and other Legal Agencies including the A.G. Office. Congratulations once again.
  • vex (16/05/2020, 12:48) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope she lock up someone for the wall
  • That's my teacher. HLSCC (16/05/2020, 12:51) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Congratulations Ms Tiffany Scatliffe Espirit. You were an awesome teacher at HLSCC and I know you would be an excellent DPP. May God continue to guide you as you begin this new and exciting journey. I'm so happy for you Ms. Scatliffe
  • NOW THEN (16/05/2020, 12:52) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
  • @NOW THEN (16/05/2020, 13:29) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Gone to far....u to carry away with ur lesbian a male put her there.. ladies respect ur kingman in order to build him up
  • @NOW THEN (16/05/2020, 13:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just a next way of the devil to destroy gods vip. ...andrew all the way 2023.
  • PastStudent (16/05/2020, 13:38) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    One of the BEST professors in my educational history. Such an admirable and inspirational woman. Joke when need be and serious when time calls for it. Love love love her. You will do well in your new post. That’s a Given!!!
  • Yea talk !!! (16/05/2020, 16:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    when all the blogs for or against ms Scatliffe have finished the young lady will move forward on her job and hope she is paid equally to ms europe
  • Kenya (16/05/2020, 17:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Tiffany
  • KB (16/05/2020, 18:44) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is great news! Congrats to Mrs Scatliffe-Esprit
  • kgb (16/05/2020, 21:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Under the leadership of the former DPP from the UK many times during various court Proceedings that department was chastise by the presiding magistrate and the records are there but as usual she was white so that was swept under the rug
  • Yes (17/05/2020, 09:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well deserved appointment!
  • Norris Turnbull (17/05/2020, 09:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why is this a "first" in 2020?
  • l (17/05/2020, 16:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I sick and tired of this island this island that you don't tied d world is watching this hate crime need to stop u all are distroying your country slowly and u people don't even know it I think d Go*"****my need y do some thing it might sound simple but jah know
  • one eye (18/05/2020, 03:02) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    She is local and good ppl
  • C.K (21/05/2020, 08:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Tiffany. I am proud of you.

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