DPP to be appointed soon

By SNO Staff

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Daasrean Greene

A popular criminal lawyer will be appointed the new Director of Public of Prosecutions (DPP).

Daasrean Greene will be officially appointed to the post of DPP on October 17, 2016.

His contract will last for one year.

Greene confirmed his appointed with the media on Tuesday and promised to make a formal statement when he is officially sworn in.

Greene has been in legal practice since 1999.

He obtained his legal education from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

He joins Sixtus Stephen Brette, who was appointed acting Deputy DPP on June 20, 2016.

Western diplomats had urged the previous Saint Lucia Labour Party government to appoint a DPP and Deputy DPP to deal with the backlog of cases and the many adjournments that lead to delays in the criminal justice system.

The foreign diplomats had noted that delays can often lead to no justice and stated their concern that this could lead to a sense of impunity that is dangerous for the society, especially for the future generation.

Former Head of the European Union (EU) delegation Mikael Barfod had warned that the situation could affect tourism, as travelers “will be given advice that they cannot expect the proper functioning of the judicial system.”

The US Embassy had also issued a statement in January urging the government to act on the IMPACS report.

The US said it is concerned that four years have passed since these allegations of human rights violations first surfaced and due process is yet to be served.

The Allen Chastanet-led government had promised to ensure that these appointments are made.

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3 comments

  1. As long as he is not scared to prosecute or doesn't prosecute by association, I have hope. The country needs committed soldiers !

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  2. I know green will do a good job he is a no nonsense kinda guy

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  3. Congratulations to Daasrean C G Green

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