Defense counsel Weekes says nothing was remotely dishonest about Lovell’s registration of community bus

The British lawyer who defended Harold Lovell, Political Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), is clearing the air on why a donated bus was registered in his name.

Lovell was one of three former Government ministers who were exonerated of conversion and other charges in the High Court on Tuesday.

Anesta Weekes, Q.C., his counsel, says Lovell faced charges under the Corruption in Public Office Act on claims that the bus was put to his own personal use.

Weekes says the matter of “dishonesty” was a big part of the case, which ran over two weeks.

However, Weekes says there was nothing remotely dishonest about the registration of the bus by the former minister.

Weekes says the provision of community-use buses was the brainchild of former Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer, who had held the relevant discussions with South Korean officials.