Island’s media regulators ‘won’t be controlled from The Castle’

The people appointed to rule on media complaints on St Helena will be free of government influence, the island’s chief magistrate has insisted. John MacRitchie has pointed out that their independence is protected in the new Media Standards Ordinance, which came into effect on 9 October 2012. He also told St Helena Online that the […]

Trained lawyer ‘will add to faith in island courts’

St Helena’s first professional magistrate has said his arrival could give people “even further” confidence in the island’s justice system. John MacRitchie has been appointed to the new role of chief magistrate for five years. He will hear court cases, train lay magistrates and court officers, and also servce as coroner, land registrar and, later […]