Arlene Harrison Henry appointed new Public Defender
King’s House has just confirmed the appointment of human rights advocate and lawyer, Arlene Harrison Henry, as the new Public Defender.
In October, The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre reported that she was selected to replace Earl Witter, who retired last April.
“Harrison Henry’s educational qualifications, track record of performance as an Attorney-at-law and human rights advocate, as well as her high sense of civic responsibility, make her eminently prepared for effective service as Public Defender” said a release from King’s House.
According to the statement, the Governor-General expressed his appreciation for the services of former Public Defender Earl Witter, QC, and also to Matondo Mukulu who has “ably held the fort” since April.
Harrison Henry will be sworn into office at a ceremony to be held at King’s House on January 16.
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