Government insists DPP must go

In that release it explains that the DPP’s two-year contract expired on July 15, 2015, informed that under the federation’s Constitution, the DPP is required to vacate his office at the age of 55. But the release disclosed that Mr. Sinanan was already past the age of 55, when he was appointed to the post by the previous Denzil Douglas led administration.

The release explains further, “The DPP (Prescribed Age) Act permits the DPP to remain in office past that age, for such period, as may be agreed between him and the Governor General, but not later than his 60th birthday provided that any such agreement was entered into before the DPP attained the age of fifty-five years.”

Continuing, the release states, “The contract, which Mr Sinanan signed, envisaged that his appointment could be renewed, but only with the Government’s agreement.  Mr Sinanan asked that his term of office be extended, but the Government decided not to do so.  Indeed, the Government could not renew in light of the fact that Mr Sinanan was already over 55 years when his contract was granted.” 

According to the information provided to the media, the Government has indicated that it “respects Mr Sinanan’s right of access to a court of law to have the nature of his tenure as DPP adjudicated”.

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