Kamla questions why PNM on DPP’s case

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Kamla questions why PNM on DPP’s case

Opposition leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar and UNC Senator Jayanti Lutchmedial have both raised questions of why the Director of Public Prosecutions is being deprecated for having legitimate security concerns for his staff.

Speaking during the UNC’s Monday Night Forum, Persad-Bissessar asked: “Why is the People’s National Movement government on the DPP “case” since the DPP has functioned as an independent DPP.”

She also questioned the government’s plans for a human trafficking court, adding, “Why don’t you deal with the courts you have now? Why is it you all on the case of the DPP?! What you have with that man? I have no reason to doubt his independence in his office – none! So far, he’s functioned as he should, as an independent DPP.”

She added, “And when he raised concerns about staffing – but not a word from the Prime Minister about the shortages. He talked about some building somewhere where they paid so much money. Well, you really dotish to keep doing that – who owns that building? Let’s find that out too.

“I’m sure the DPP will respond in due course to the allegations they’re making. I don’t know all the facts of the case but it appears the Special Branch recommendations for certain security measures … most important. But I don’t know what problem Rowley has with the Special Branch … he doesn’t want to take their recommendation for the security.”

Lutchmedial said the government didn’t want the DPP because he is independent.

She claimed Government “contracted out” the office of DPP to a UK investigating firm to go after rivals.

Lutchmedial asked if there is another file engaging the CoP and DPP where charges may be recommended against a Government Minister