Grenada’s long serving Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Christopher Nelson is to be elevated to the status of Queen’s Counsel.
An authoritative source told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that Nelson’s application was given approval by Cabinet at its meeting on Monday.
He said that two other attorneys had applied for the QC status but their applications did not come up before the Cabinet of Ministers.
Nelson has been attached to the Government Service and in particular the DPP office for over 30 years.
He has been involved in a number of high profile local court cases with the most important being the
Re-Sentencing of the 17 former government and military leaders convicted for the 1983 bloody murder of leftist Prime Minister Maurice Bishop in a palace coup within the then ruling New Jewel Movement (NJM).
Nelson described the legal proceedings against the Bernard Coard Gang as “a very usual case” in the history of Grenada and the English-speaking Caribbean as it involved the highest levels of death arising from a single act.
Bishop along with three Cabinet Ministers and several other persons were killed when radicals within the NJM dispatched the army to recapture the fort where he sought refuge after being released from house arrest on October 19, 1983, by supporters