First, it was Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes who had sole responsibility for dealing with COVID-19-related matters.
Then, the caseload was divided between him and Magistrate Elwood Watts.
However, as of today, the Chief Magistrate is no longer hearing COVID-19 cases. Yesterday, he revealed that the responsibility had been taken away from him but did not specify by whom.
His comments came in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court as he dealt with what was supposed to be the sentencing of two Guyanese shop owners who had defied their non-essential tag and opened their business. They are seeking to change their guilty pleas to not guilty.