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Legal Shakeup ousts Valston M. Graham as St Kitts & Nevis DPP

-Tenure of VI Belonger as St Kitts & Nevis DPP ended on September 19, 2022
Virgin Islands Belonger Valston M. Graham who served as the Director of Public Persecution for the St Kitts & Nevis will now see his tenure come to an end in the country after a legal shakeup in the country’s DPP office. Photo: Facebook/File
St Kitts Attorney General Garth Wilkin has officially informed the St.Kitts Nevis legal community in a September 21, 2022, letter that Graham's contract expired on September 19th, 2022. Photo: Internet Source
St Kitts Attorney General Garth Wilkin has officially informed the St.Kitts Nevis legal community in a September 21, 2022, letter that Graham's contract expired on September 19th, 2022. Photo: Internet Source
BASSETERRE, St Kitts & Nevis –Virgin Islands Belonger Valston M. Graham who served as the Director of Public Prosecutions for St Kitts and Nevis will now see his tenure come to an end, after a legal shakeup in the country’s DPP office.

Graham, who spent some eight years in the Office of the Virgin Islands (VI) Director of Public Prosecutions, was snubbed for the top job when a United Kingdom National, Kim Hollis KC, was selected over him as he made the final list.

Although he is originally from St Vincent and the Grenadines, Graham has VI status and had been the lead in many high-profile local cases in the territory, and had a good track record of victories for the crown.

St Kitts Attorney General Garth Wilkin officially informed the St.Kitts Nevis legal community in a September 21, 2022, letter that Graham's contract expired on September 19, 2022.

Former VI Police & Attorney in VI 

Graham is also a former police officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RIVPF).

He moved up in the ranks of the DPP Office after completion of law school sometime around 2008.

Graham was the first DDP appointed in St Kitts and Nevis in 2016, taking over from then Acting DPP Esan Grandson, who was on a three-month contract.

According to the Notice issued by the St Kitts and Nevis AG, steps have now been taken to seek the formal appointment of an Acting Director of Public Prosecutions until the substantive DPP position is filled after an international search is pursued and completed to fill the position.

16 Responses to “Legal Shakeup ousts Valston M. Graham as St Kitts & Nevis DPP”

  • karma (22/09/2022, 10:26) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    It’s about time. Do wrong and wrong will follow you!
    • Hrmph (22/09/2022, 17:22) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
      Maybe he can come back and replace our self important but not very effective DPP - who seems to be completely out of her depth.
    • @karma (23/09/2022, 07:48) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      It obviously states that HE CHOSE to not renew his contract. “ it’s about time “ About time what? Y’all so negative. Wish Mr.Graham the best and go about your way.. even retired he will still be considered as one of the best DPP the Caribbean has ever seen. Chew on that .
  • one eye (22/09/2022, 10:48) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well sah politics
  • Anonymous (22/09/2022, 11:20) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    heard the governor removed him from the constitutional committee well meh bouy
  • Local attorney (22/09/2022, 11:23) Like (22) Dislike (5) Reply
    Mr. Graham did well as the DPP in St. Kitts. He put a structure and high standards in place that raised the level of the legal systems in prosecution in St. Kitts. He was firm but fair in all functions of his office. Now that the gov't changed in skb. Sbk decide they going in a different direction, but now they be appreciative for Mr. Graham now has a legacy that they now who service can uphold and add to that legacy by Graham. Thank you wise Council you have a great job while here in the federation. Best Wishes
  • BEST THING (22/09/2022, 13:56) Like (29) Dislike (8) Reply
    Better he come back here because that current DPP is not it!
  • Associate (22/09/2022, 14:22) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
    Do we know the whole story. The man contract came to an end. Nothing said that he sought to renew his contract. Those following st kitts news over the years will see the man record is the best for any dpp ever in that country. Stop the hating, remember it is the same man who use to carry the dpp office here. I am just wondering what his plans when he come back.
  • SKB (22/09/2022, 15:01) Like (15) Dislike (6) Reply
    DPP Graham had the best track record of any DPP in SKB. It is just unfortunate that he didn't opt for a renewal of his contract
  • K (22/09/2022, 15:50) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    @ best thing all of them wolves in sheep's clothing under h***d c*** k
  • Two Vincy (22/09/2022, 17:04) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    They live kind king in St kitts. Tortola and St. Kitts done with born of them. Their reign is over. Nothing's last for ever..its other people time...
  • pat (22/09/2022, 17:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    He can try his law firm again
  • come back (22/09/2022, 22:29) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Come back home Grah. We need help…
  • Strupezz (23/09/2022, 14:34) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    https://www.winnmediaskn.com/former-dpp-says-his-departure-was-voluntary-not-a-political-dismissal/
  • Mark (26/09/2022, 08:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

    He need to be in the post here. 



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