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Guyanese appointed DPP in St. Kitts and Nevis

Arudranauth Gossai

Reproduced from WINNFM

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  Former Crown Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers Arudranauth Gossai, has been appointed Acting Director of Public Prosecutions for St. Kitts and Nevis.  

At age 36, Mr. Gossai is believed to be the country’s youngest DPP.   WINN FM understands that he has been appointed to act in the post for three months.  He made his first appearance at Court in his new position on Thursday.

A graduate of the Hugh Wooding Law School, the Guyanese born Gossai worked in St. Kitts and Nevis’ Attorney’s General’s Chambers from 2005 – 2012.  

During his stint as Crown Counsel, he also served as a member of the legal team representing the government, on several high profile ‘political’ cases. He moved into private practice in 2012 working as an Associate Attorney with Gonsalves Parry.

Mr. Gossai has served as Counsel to the National AIDS Secretariat, and in various capacities with the Saint Christopher and Nevis Bar Association; he is currently a member of the Association’s Disciplinary Committee. 

The post of DPP had been vacant since September 21st, following a legal settlement between the former DPP and the Attorney General. The former Director of Public Prosecutions Travers Sinanan had filed suit against the Attorney General Vincent Byron Jr., challenging the government’s decision not to renew his contract.  

A confidentiality provision prevents parties from discussing the details of the agreement.