Dennison “Dice” Joseph, Dominica’s reigning calypso monarch, says while a warrant for his arrest was issued by the magistrate’s court on Tuesday, that warrant is no longer in effect because he did eventually arrive in court.
Dice’s late appearance had been preceded by the issuing of the arrest warrant, after the court heard that he had failed to show up in court as ordered to.
According to police prosecutor Inspector Claude Weekes who made the request, Dice was “physically” served with summons and was properly notified of his court date.
Prosecutor Weekes said he should have formally informed the court if he was unable to attend court.
However the calypsonian has since confirmed that he did put in a late court appearance on Tuesday, and that the arrest warrant has been dropped.
Dennison “Dice” Joseph is before the court on a three year old charge of possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply.
The matter has been adjourned to July 12, 2012.