Special Prosecutor Bill Fails in Senate, Raises Questions on DPP’s Power
The Special Prosecutor Bill – it is a Bill that was passed through the House of Representatives last week, but did not survive in the Senate on Monday. It is a Bill that was written to accommodate the investigation into the triple murder of Jon and David Ramnarace and Vivian Belisle. With the current Director of Public Prosecutions having some degree of familial ties with the accused killer, the Bill sought to hire a special prosecutor to circumvent any conflict of interest. The Bill, however, goes against the Constitution that gives the DPP the ultimate power to prosecute. Weighing in on the fact that the Bill was sent back to Cabinet, is Minister Francis Fonseca.
Francis Fonseca, Minister of Education: “I think the Senate has provided some good valid points I think that require the attention of the cabinet so we will absolutely be taking another look at that. I think there are amendments that can be made to satisfy some of the concerns that have been raised so I share the concerns that I think that something we have to address.”
Love News understands that the government had already begun the process of identifying that special prosecutor. This is a developing story, and we will keep you posted.