Well, I tell you! I have read the DPP’s “report” issued in response to the Prime Minister’s request for an inquiry into the building of the church at the Heights of Guanapo and all I can say is that we can resign ourselves to the increasing impunity and bravado on the part of criminals.
I am certain that your paper will not publish this protest because of the obvious double standards that exist in this blessed land. I hope the public, especially those whose voices are conspicuous by their silence on this issue, will not expose their hypocrisy by ranting against any future decision of the DPP’s office that might fall into their disfavour based on that office’s employment of their own “Code for Prosecutions published by the Office of the DPP in March 2012), that is, quite similar to the test employed in the UK.”
Mr Gaspard, I note, also took the time to remind us that his “duty in all cases is to consider whether (he is) satisfied that there is sufficient admissible evidence to afford a reasonable prospect of conviction against any party or entity, for a criminal offence and of course, provided that there is, whether such a prosecution is in the public interest.”
From a layman’s perspective, having read his “report,” I am flabbergasted and not at all satisfied that he has responded satisfactorily, and in specific regard to the four issues raised in the original request addressed to his office. But then again, why am I fretting? So far this most important matter involving rent seeking and corruption has not engaged the attention of our most avid investigative reporters in the two other daily newspapers, nor has it been touched on by the electronic media.