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DPP to rule soon on PNP councillor cited for nepotism

Published:Monday | April 13, 2015 | 12:54 PM
Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn, says she will indicate by Thursday when she will rule on whether councillor Shernette Haughton should be charged in relation to nepotism and breach of government guidelines.

On March 24, the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) released a report into the award of contracts in the Hanover Parish Council during Haughton’s tenure as chairman and mayor.

It found that 22 contracts, worth more than $3.7 million, were awarded to relatives and persons affiliated with the former mayor.

The DPP says her staff continues to research the matter even as they have to be dealing other issues.


DPP Paula Llewellyn

Llewellyn says she is approaching her work with thoroughness, a high level of professionalism and what she calls attention to great detail.

The DPP is also expected to rule on breaches identified in the St Thomas Parish Council.

Haughton’s lawyer, Delford Morgan, has rejected claims in the OCG report while the Opposition has called for her to resign.