Good morning, Madam President. Good morning, your Honours. Good morning, counsel opposite. Appearing for the Defence this morning are myself, Morris Anyah, and I am joined by Mr Simon Chapman. Thank you.
Yes, Madam President. Mr Taylor is indeed absent, and he is absent for reasons that he is always absent on Tuesdays, and I am sure your Honours are well familiar with the reasons. We have a standing directive to proceed in his absence, with his consent. Thank you.
Yes, indeed, we are aware of the usual reasons for which the accused is absent on Tuesdays, and we are satisfied the trial may continue in his absence pursuant to Rule 60(B) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.