Charges against all Government Ministers discontinued

The private charges brought against Ministers Winston Jordan, David Patterson and Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine have been discontinued by the Director of Public Prosecution Shalimar Ali-Hack.

This is according to Attorney General Basil Williams, who made the revelation during a press conference at his Carmichael Street office on Thursday.

Williams said, “We have received the orders from the DPP to the Magistrate informing the Magistrate that she (the DPP) has exercised her powers under Article 187 to discontinue the charges against the three eminent ministers.”

The Opposition PPP moved private charges of misconduct in public office against Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson and Public Service Minister, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine on Monday.

“I think the DPP was clear that the charges hadn’t been filtered through any established state investigatory body, they had no evidence,” The Attorney noted.

The PPP files similar charges against five Government Minister, those charges have all been dismissed, the PPP has accused the DPP of  bukled under pressure from the Government.


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