Chastanet stresses need for fair trial in Lambirds case

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has highlighted the need for a fair trial in the Lambirds case, saying that he will urge new DPP, Daasrean Greene to explore the possibility of getting a Special Prosecutor.

Chastanet said the Special Prosecutor would be able not only to deal with the IMPACS case, but Saint Lucia will need help with the Lambirds matter as well.

“We have to try to make sure that there is a fair trial because there were a lot of allegations made that the former government had interfered with the system – that the police officers carrying out that investigation were moved,” the Prime Minister told reporters.

However Chastanet stated that he was very mindful that he represents the Executive which does not have a role in the judicial system.

“I  am very mindful that there is a set procedure where the Chief Justice and the DPP would have to help in making sure that the world knows that we have made this a priority and we have made the necessary resources available in order for the case to proceed,” the Prime Minister noted.



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