Salisbury MP, Hector John, has taken issue with the Chief Attorney representing the state in a matter involving some residents of Salisbury.
Senior Counsel, Anthony Astaphan, is the state's Chief Attorney and John believes this matter could have been handled by one of the Attorneys in the Attorney General's office.
"This is not about Salisbury alone" says John, he says the fact that Astaphan, whose minimum fee is $50,000, was selected by the Government should send a serious message to Dominicans.
High Court Judge Justice Bernie Stephenson granted stay in the matter when it appeared before the court on Thursday.
Through their lawyer, Cara Shillingford, the Salisbury residents had filed a constitutional motion challenging the constitutionality of the Riot Act under which they were arrested and charged.
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