Outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Victoria Charles-Clarke, has said that her job is one in which it is not possible to please everyone.
“If there is a conviction, the defence not satisfied and if there is an acquittal the victims not satisfied. It comes with the territory,” Chares-Clarke said last night during the MBC television programme – Current Affairs, with Journalist, Clinton Reynolds.
“You have to be focussed and know that this is what you are trying to achieve and you move forward with that and you don’t allow the detractors to keep you down,” the DPP told Reynolds.
Charles-Clarke asserted that her strength comes from God.
According to her, she has been through many trials and tribulations and the Almighty has made her victorious.
The DPP recalled that she was raised by her grandmother whom she described as a very strong and remarkable woman.
“She nurtured me with that strength of character and that faith and belief in God and gave me that sense of integrity and honesty to know if I put God first I will succeed,” the DPP said.
The DPP noted that some people are of the opinion that her job requires “testicular fortitude”.
“You must also have the courage of a lion and the grace of God,” she remarked, adding that support from her family was also a factor.
Charles-Clarke is currently on preretirement leave and officially demits office in March next year.