Having served as director of public prosecutions for the past twelve years, Victoria Charles-Clarke is now heading on pre-retirement leave, and will be out of the system by March, 2016.
Charles-Clarke has said that she believes she has served with a high level of professionalism and integrity as the country’s DPP and achieved quite a lot despite the many challenges.
The DPP moved from dealing with about one hundred cases in 2009, to 800 annually. This number now stands at over 300 cases in the High Court, according to her.
Charles-Clarke said she would have been able to deal with more cases, if she had more staff, explaining that the DPP chambers needs more human and other resources.
Before becoming DPP, Charles-Clarke served as a magistrate for five years. The Hugh Wooding Law School-trained attorney also worked as the registrar for the Supreme Court.