By Zaya Williams
After a two-week closure, the High Court finally re-opened its doors yesterday but a high-profile murder trial that was delayed as a result is still yet to continue.
On May 22, the courtroom that housed the Bruce Greenaway murder trial was forcibly closed after court staff and jurors complained about the presence of mould, saying it was making them sick.
The entire court building was closed on May 24, to allow for the issue to be addressed. The court was said to be undergoing deep cleaning which was to be completed in time for a re-opening on Monday.
However, on Monday nearly 40 staff were still complaining about the foul smell inside of the building. As a result, they were sent home on the advice of their union, after a meeting with the Attorney General. The court then reopened on Wednesday with new opening hours until Friday.
But when the doors swung open on yesterday, the Bruce Greenaway murder trial was adjourned for a few more days. The trial, which began in late March, is now set to resume on June 12.
There are still a couple more witnesses set to take the stand in the trial where police officer Jason Modeste and Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force soldiers Shakiel Thomas, Armal Warner and Aliyah Martin are being prosecuted for allegedly killing 43-year-old Greenaway.
They were charged In June 2020 On Saturday 6th June, police served each accused with a copy of the charge, after completing extensive investigations.
On Monday 13th April, Greenaway’s lifeless body was discovered near the shoreline of Indian Creek.