How the DPP will act will be of great interest

first_imgDear Editor,The report from the State-owned newspaper on April 20, 2018, that an unnamed “legal luminary” thinks that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has the power to discontinue the private criminal charges filed on April 19, 2018 against Minister Lawrence and Minister Norton must be viewed with some misgiving.The charges that were reported are not light charges. In fact, they are heavier than some of the other charges that have been the day’s news on the front pages of some of the newspapers in the past few months.How the DPP will act will be of great interest.It is not easily forgotten that the DPP is under pressure from political higher-ups. It is not easily forgotten that the DPP is under pressure because she has land in the Pradoville areas and this is part of another case brought by the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government. It is also not forgotten that the husband of the DPP has been on at least one foreign trip with President David Granger. A section of the media reported on May 19, 2017 reported that Moen ul Hack was with President David Granger at the Arabic-Islamic-American Summit in Saudi Arabia in his post as Director of Education at the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana. It is also not forgotten that only the other day the Hack’s name was among the list of recipients of national awards.Importantly, for the most part, the DPP has acted professionally. But what seems like a clear instruction from this “legal luminary” used for the Guyana Chronicle’s article for the DPP to act in a certain manner is grounds for worry.The actions moving forward will tell the Guyanese people much about the state of play in Guyana under the APNU/AFC Government.Sincerely,Zeniah Talbotlast_img read more

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