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A Trump lookalike?

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM


Most times, when I think of POTUS Trump, I recall the little I know of 'malignant narcissism'. For virtually every criticism, that new president has an angry retort that never shows remorse, reflection or shame. He feeds on such supply. The absence of an affective conscience is hard to fathom in a person holding such a high and sensitive office, especially in a 21st-century democratic polity.

Before Trump, I used to flirt with characterising Jamaica's present director of public prosecutions (DPP) the learned Miss Paula Llewellyn, CD, QC in the same way. I no longer so flirt.

Can a Jamaican DPP be impeached by any person or body for ineptitude? To what degree can the incumbent be held accountable?

I, for one, fear this DPP's potential for yet more calamities in our courts. Do we now have legal petcharies posing as legal eagles?

Dennis A Minott, PHD