Attorney claims that the report on Cheryl Grant-Bethell by the Security Intelligence Branch was so damaging that nothing she could have said would have changed the Commission’s position.
Thomas Evans, QC, the lawyer representing the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, says that the report on Cheryl Grant-Bethell by the Security Intelligence Branch was so damaging that nothing she could have said in her defence would have changed the Commission’s decision.
Wayne Munroe, who is representing Ms Grant-Bethell in a judicial review of the Commission’s decision to deny her the post of Director of Public Prosecutions, had argued that Grant-Bethell was not given an opportunity to defend herself against damaging information presented to the commission.
Munroe claims that Grant-Bethell was also not informed of the contents of the report, nor was she given an opportunity to clear her name prior to the Commission’s decision to appoint Jamaican attorney Vinette Graham-Allen Director of Public Prosecutions.
Ms Grant-Bethell was instead “promoted” to the position of Deputy Law Reform Commissioner.
The court also heard testimony that the JLSC failed to follow its own procedures by not keeping minutes of its deliberations.
The judicial review is being conducted by Senior Justice Jon Isaacs.