Minister apologizes over DPP misinformation

Justice Minister, Hermangild Francis, has said that he may have misspoken in an interview relating to an appointment in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

It has been reported that Stephen Brette was appointed to act as DPP.

However, Francis said the information was not correct.

“I just want to correct the information given, to say that Stephen Brette was appointed Deputy DPP,” the Minister said.

Francis, who is also Minister of Home Affairs and National Security, said that he accepted blame for the misinformation.

He explained that Brette was appointed Deputy DPP on a three year contract with effect from June 1, 2016, by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission and not by the government.

“I want to correct that and apologize to the Judicial and Legal Services Commission for potentially compromising the integrity of the process of appointment of a DPP, which is still a matter that is pending,” Francis stated.

He said although a deputy DPP is now in place, a DPP still has to be appointed.

Victoria Charles-Clarke retired as DPP in November, leaving in question the future of action on the IMPACS report.

The report was compiled by a team of Jamaican investigators who conducted a probe into alleged extra judicial killings by the police here between 2010 and 2011.

Hermangild Francis has said that he is yet to see a copy of the report.

However he asserted that the government is “duty bound” based on what it has said, to look into the report and deal with it.

The Minister disclosed that he has been asking questions to obtain the report and felt that perhaps by weekend he will obtain a copy of the document.

While in opposition, the United Workers Party (UWP), had promised that within the first one hundred days of being in office, it would announce the terms of reference of an independent tribunal to deal with the IMPACS matter.

 

35 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 22, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Thank Mr. Francis for the correction…….. These UWP supporters that was talking Kaka now have to respect our posting and knowledge of the laws of St. Lucia….

    Thank you sir..

  2. Anonymous
    June 22, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Props to you mr. minister! With attitude like this, you will make a difference…

  3. Anonymous
    June 22, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    SLP people know the rules…….. Not a big mistake but one anyway….. We are up for the long five years of campaigning…..

  4. Sweet orange
    June 22, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    While you are campaigning, we are working. The people booted them out because, they were campaigning while they should have been working. So, you may have the next 30 years to do your daily campaigning.

  5. Anonymous
    June 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Work….. Please be advised since you are work can you please get Ms. Charles to return $499.000.00 to the people of St. Lucia….. Also can you get Ms. Flood to declare her financial position……. And can you get Mr. Joseph to explain who are the directors of A+M….. Can you also ask Mr. Ezie about Ms. Compton complain…….. Work!!!!!

  6. Anonymous
    June 22, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    asieh, you already talking out of turn Hermangild !!! amateur . Seems you are living up to your reply of speaking about that which you know not about

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 22, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      He is a UWP. So the Inferior Intellect will always shine through.

  7. Anonymous
    June 22, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    When

  8. Sad-But-True
    June 22, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    The Supreme Intelligence of Dr. Kenny D Anthony and the Labour Party to do everything according to the Rule Of Law. I will forever be a Great Supporter and Contributor to the Greatest Party this Island has ever seen.

    1. Anonymous
      June 22, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      Sad-But-True I am with you on that 200%. SLP all the way…

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 22, 2016 at 10:32 pm

        Thanks, brother! We already have a plan to take back our country and continue our infrastructure building. Because the Inferior Party (uwp) serves no purpose to anyone.

      2. Anonymous
        June 23, 2016 at 6:28 am

        Sorry Sir, but the over expenditure of infrastructure doesn’t put food on the table for the 40% of us who are unemployed and even those who are employed are struggling to do so….

  9. Sad-But-True
    June 22, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    And one wonders why the Supporters of the Greatest Party to ever sit in Parliament is so P.ROUD? It’s something the In-f-e–rior Party (UWP) and it’s supporters will never be able to understand

  10. strong
    June 22, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    I saw you bent over when you got the booted by the inferior party and by extension, the……people.

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 22, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      The UWP even in office is still Inferior. Nothing changes!!

  11. Sad-But-True
    June 22, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Will the white boy give his followers, largent en porsh, free visa to the US and No VAT? But a Promise is a Promise. The Poor Black boys and girls voted you because of those promises.

    1. Anonymous
      June 22, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Sad but true you are a sorry arse. Read your his-story of the Barbards. Please let the government work. Social media was invention for arses like you.
      Darm!

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 22, 2016 at 10:26 pm

        You obviously don’t know much about genetics. 🙂

  12. Anonymous
    June 22, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Sad but true fine something constructive to do

  13. Anonymous
    June 22, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Sad but true the five to stay alive put it in your pipe and smoke it its a two weeks plus government give the government a chance to work election is over

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 22, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      Lol. I don’t need it to live. But you do 🙂

  14. Lucian Gal
    June 22, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Shut up Kenny’s father was a WHITE MAN

    1. Anonymous
      June 23, 2016 at 6:31 am

      That is a good one, lol

  15. boss
    June 22, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Uwp is better and that supreme intelligence is what kenny use to full his pockets politics in st.lucia is business to both parties all what they campaign they have to make 20 times back that money to put in the pockets and laugh how they got away with.because majority of st.lucians are illiterate.

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 22, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      And Guy Joseph conned a whole nation out of 40 millions and you said nothing. Did you get any? Lol

  16. boss
    June 22, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    How could people live this way in st.lucia most countries have a law on a fixed minimum wage where as st.lucia dont have a minimum wage.so people can pay you guys what they feel if they want plus government have to take tax from it.the more things change some things will still remain the same.so dont bother ask for change in every election.

  17. boss
    June 22, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    White man wah.the man come from a sharbin family i know the family

  18. Anonymous
    June 22, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Sad but true needs a job. Can someone get sad but true a job.

  19. boss
    June 22, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    St.lucia is in a mess lets just admit it.them little sugar coat over each issue to me dont work anymore.

  20. boss
    June 22, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    St.lucia is viewed by other countries soon it would be hard for st.lucia to get people to invest there.let see how much gain sugar coating problems have.instead of solving political parties just throw the blame on each other and the game keeps going on till soon we will be borrowing from haiti.

  21. Sad-But-True
    June 22, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    The Chastanets are already emptying the coffers by taking lavish trips. Trust me when I say, you will hear the cries of the poor Black UWP supporters begging for the Superior Party (SLP) to rule over them again. Because they had it good. Lol. You wait and see.

    1. Anonymous
      June 22, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      Sad but true….. you’re so sad but full of sh#t . Your so called superior party was kicked out of office because they where not able to fulfill their duties in relieving the poor people but put a hard tax burden on them without a minimum wage stipulated in the labor code. But right now it’s not about slp and uwp it’s about all we Lucians coming together in fulfilling one objective

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 23, 2016 at 12:07 am

        Tax laden? Do you even know what that means. You are of the many free-loaders who love to “blow” your salaries away and then turn around blaming the government for your situation. Tell us how much “TAX” you were paying? People like you need to be put in a bath-tub and pushed out into the ocean.

  22. Blow
    June 23, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Lots of noise, when the constitution states that it is the PM who does the ultimate advising as to whom the office of DPP is awarded to.

  23. Anonymous
    June 23, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Is democracy always right??????? Just asking a question……..
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