Special prosecution team likely for high profile state asset cases

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 July 2016, 21:26 by Denis Chabrol

A team of Special Prosecutors is to be established to help convict persons for various corruption offences that are being probed by law enforcement authorities, government announced on Thursday.

“We would prefer to have a more studied approach so that for these cases which are, of course, of public interest and concern we have a strong prosecuting team to preside over them,” said Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman.

He said Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan and Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Khemraj Ramjattan are to hold talks and report to cabinet their recommendations in 14 days.

Ramjattan and Williams have been tasked with advising Cabinet about the feasibility of setting up a Special Prosecutors Office “because it may require the services of more than one special counsel, so to speak, for some of these matters,”

Concerns have been raised on Social Media about that fact that the Police Prosecutor, Vishnu Hunt had not been well prepared for the  commencement of the GYD$600 million fraud trial against former Minister of Public Service, Dr. Jennifer Westford and her then Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings.