Wrong on Lightbourne
The Editor, Sir:
The Ministry of Justice notes your editorial published on Wednesday, November 24 titled 'Trafigura: The Good Central Central Authority found her pen' and we specifically note the statement:
"So, the Central Authority, to wit, the attorney general and justice minister, Ms Dorothy Lightbourne, felt no constraint in authorising, on behalf of Dutch law enforcement, the taking of evidence on oath from key members of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP), including, apparently, its president, Mrs Portia Simpson."
The fact is the director of public prosecutions was designated the "central authority" prior to Minister Lightbourne assuming office in 2007.
Your comment as it relates to Minister Lightbourne is, therefore, incorrect.
I am, etc.,
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