Jamaican judge, Paul Harrison, has revealed that threats have been made against him in relation to the trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick.
According to an article Monday on the Turks and Caicos Weekly News website, the revelation was made at the resumption of the trial last week.
The trial is proceeding following months of delays.
Justice Harrison said he was advised of the threats by Jamaican police and TCI authorities.
However, he said he would not allow the threats to influence the trial.
Meanwhile, Mr. Misick's attorney informed the court that his client will no longer be taking the witness stand to defend himself.
The lawyer said it was his client's constitutional right not to testify.
Mr. Misick, some of his ex-government ministers and others are facing charges of corruption.
The allegations against Mr. Misick followed a Commission of Inquiry, initiated by the British government in 2008, with much of the allegations involving transactions with foreign developers seeking to build resorts during a period of unprecedented investment.