OBA MP Questions Resignations At DPP Office

August 15, 2022 | 10 Comments

“Although unconfirmed, the news of significant resignations at the DPP requires an immediate explanation,” OBA MP Scott Pearman said, while the Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP] office said that the Department is in the process of recruitment, two counsel are scheduled to commence employment in September and “there has been no reduction in the coverage of Court or trials. ”

MP Scott Pearman

Mr. Pearman, who is the Shadow Attorney General, said, “The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP] is a fundamental Constitutional Office that is essential to our Island.

“The office of the DPP is responsible for prosecuting all criminal cases in Bermuda on behalf of the Crown. Simply put, the DDP prosecutes criminals on behalf the people of Bermuda.

“Although unconfirmed, the news of significant resignations at the DPP requires an immediate explanation. The public needs to be assured this issue is being given the most urgent attention.

“This alarming news comes at a time when there is already a considerable backlog on prosecuting criminal cases in Bermuda.

“The stability and integrity of the office of the DPP is a matter of extreme importance to all Bermudians. The Public needs to be informed what exactly has happened, why it happened, and how concerns at the DPP will be swiftly resolved?”

Director of Public Prosecutions

In response, Director Cindy Clarke said, “The Department is in the process of recruitment. Two counsel are scheduled to commence employment early in September. The public can be assured that there has been no reduction in the coverage of Court or trials. We wish those counsel who are moving on to new endeavors all the best in their future.”

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  1. Question? says:

    Is 8 considered a significant number?

  2. puzzled says:

    Cindy Cindy.

    Big bouy oh boy.

  3. Jenna Talia says:

    8 is better than nine or ten depending on what your talking about.

  4. Vote for Me says:

    MP Scott Pearman might be correct in requesting an explanation but it is important for him to explain from whom he anticipates the explanation.

    In these circumstances I think it is critical for the public to be aware that the Office of Public Prosecutions is under the remit of the Governor and not the Government.

  5. watching says:

    Throwing mud again trying to score political points.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      Why not ?
      It worked extremely well for the plp between 2012 and 2017.

    • Tucker says:

      It’s the plp game plan…call everyone racist while you’re at it. LMFAO

    • trufth says:

      That’s not “throwing mud. That’s called doing their job as the Opposition.

      It’s called “demanding accountability.” At least someone demands accountability around here. We all know the voters and the F&F&Foreigners won’t demand it.

    • sandgrownan says:

      I’m surprised the PLP haven’t blamed the OBA….the last government blah blah whine whine….

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