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Farmer granted bail on charge of threatening Prime Minister Skerrit

by staff writer

ROSEAU, Dominica, Jul 4, CMC – A magistrate Thursday granted EC$2,500 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) bail to a farmer, who is alleged to have threatened the life Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

Magistrate Pearl Williams also disagreed with a suggestion by defence attorney Tyani Behanzin that the charge against Leslie Martin be dismissed because Prime Minister Skerrit was not present in the court when the charge was read out to the accused.

Martin is alleged to have said to another person on June 20, this year that it “is not you I want, Is Skerrit I want to kill”. The statement surfaced on social media last week

Martin pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court and has been told he should not make any contact with Prime Minister Skerrit to discuss the matter and should also not change his address before informing the police in the town of Portsmouth, north of here.

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by staff writer

ROSEAU, Dominica, Jul 4, CMC – A magistrate Thursday granted EC$2,500 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) bail to a farmer, who is alleged to have threatened the life Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

Magistrate Pearl Williams also disagreed with a suggestion by defence attorney Tyani Behanzin that the charge against Leslie Martin be dismissed because Prime Minister Skerrit was not present in the court when the charge was read out to the accused.

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Martin is alleged to have said to another person on June 20, this year that it “is not you I want, Is Skerrit I want to kill”. The statement surfaced on social media last week

Martin pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court and has been told he should not make any contact with Prime Minister Skerrit to discuss the matter and should also not change his address before informing the police in the town of Portsmouth, north of here.