DPP to get bigger salary, more perks

Saint Lucia’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), is to receive a bigger salary and more perks.

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, in an exclusive interview with the Times, disclosed that Cabinet  recently decided to upgrade the post.

He noted that it was not the role of the executive to find a DPP.

However Chastanet told the Times that during the process of finding a new DPP, his new administration was informed that the salary being offered would not attract anyone.

“We have upgraded the position because we need a DPP and we have not been able to find a replacement,” the Prime Minister asserted.

Victoria Charles-Clarke, who last held the post, officially vacated the position in March this year after going on preretirement leave.

Chastanet told the Times that a replacement was needed not merely to deal with the IMPACS matter.

He explained that there were a lot of cases and judicial matters that depend on having a DPP.

The Prime Minister said that in regard to the IMPACS matter, the government is putting together a tribunal to review what happened in relation to the alleged extrajudicial slayings of twelve civilians by police officers.

The killings occurred between 2010 and 2011 during an anti-crime police campaign dubbed –Operation Restore Confidence.

Chastanet explained that the proposed tribunal is not intended to pass judgement, but recommend a road map in terms of how to proceed in the matter.

“We are in uncharted waters,” he told the Times.

Chastanet disclosed that once the DPP  gets involved, a Special Prosecutor will be appointed.

“The first thing the Special Prosecutor will have to do is determine the quality of the evidence and whether the case can proceed.

“Unfortunately all these things take time –  we are moving as fast as we can to ensure that the right people are in place in order to allow this process to continue,” the Prime Minister told the Times.



  1. Anonymous
    August 4, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    And the perks are…

  2. Sad-But-True
    August 4, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    This is the most Disgusting, Retarded, Lying, Worthless, Imbecilic Rejects, ever to be Voted into office by the Inferior Supporters of the UWP. They were the same ones who made it appear that the SLP Superior Regime was responsible for Installing a new DPP. You cannot “Run” a country on LIES, PINOCCHIO.

    1. Anonymous
      August 4, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      Ape for the next few weeks I will say Chastanet.

      And your Ape like attitude with will response. Simple lol.

    2. Boujon Guiyave
      August 4, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      But it seems he has the knack to tell UWPs anything and they will believe him. So far higher cabinet DPP wage bill. The cost of some social services will be reduced and so is Vat. How will these reductions be funded?

  3. Anonymous
    August 4, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    If the bigger salary will lead to increased productivity, i.e. more effective and efficient prosecution of crime then that’s fine with me.

  4. Anonymous
    August 5, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Why do you keep being disrespectful to our leader. You must accept that the election is over and the people elected a man who they think can move the country forward. Your choice of words I.e inferior and superior etc is taking from men like Hitler who believed that they were the chosen ones to lead the people and almost brought the world to its knees. Until you can respect the choice of the people your utterances and and nonsense writing will be for you only gigo garbage in garbage out.