BREAKING NEWS: DPP discontinues PPP charges against Ministers Jordan, Patterson and Dr. Roopnaraine

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DPI, GUYANA, Thursday, April 26, 2018

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.

Attorney General Basil Williams, confirmed this today during a press conference at his Carmichael Street office.

“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,” AG Williams announced.

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.

These came following another failed attempt to bring similar charges against Ministers Volda Lawrence and Dr. George Norton last week.

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

The charges by the PPP have been widely condemned as politically motivated, a charade and mischievous.


By: Tiffny Rhodius