Principal Crown Counsel in the Office of the Director of Prosecutions, Mrs. Tiffany Scatliffe-Esprit has been appointed as Acting Director of Public Prosecutions with effect from December 14, 2019.
Mrs. Esprit’s acting appointment came after the resignation of former DPP, Ms. Kim Hollis, QC in late 2019 and she is acting in the position until the formal recruitment process for the post of Director of Public Prosecutions is filled.
Mrs. Esprit was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005 and the Bar in the Virgin Islands in 2006. She was inducted into the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2015 and received her Master of Law from the University of Liverpool 2017. She received a Diploma in Human Resources Management, Professional Certificate in Human Resources Management and Diploma in Workforce Management and Development from Michigan State University in April, 2019.
The Director of Public Prosecution serves as the principal prosecutor in the Virgin Islands as established by the Constitution and has the overall responsibility for all aspects of criminal proceedings and management of the day-to-day administration and activities of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. The Director is responsible for liaising with the Governor, Commissioner of Police and other institutions on criminal matters and managing all summary court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council matters.