Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has confirmed that an Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, will be appointed early this week.

The Minister confirmed the development following Friday’s ruling by the Constitutional Court striking down an attempt by the Holness administration to extend the tenure of Paula Llewellyn. Ms. Llewellyn has been DPP since 2008.

Minister Chuck says the Acting DPP is necessary following what he describes as the “ambiguity” arising from the Court’s ruling.

It’s understood the government still intends to appeal that ruling.

When contacted for a comment, Ms. Llewelyn would only say she was leaving the matter to the Justice Minister and the Attorney General. It’s not immediately clear what Ms. Llewelyn’s status will be when the acting appointment is made.

It’s understood the appointment of an Acting DPP became possible following a last minute rush by the Holness administration to appoint a Public Services Commission. Those appointments came late Sunday afternoon.

The new Services Commission is expected to take office Monday morning. Its first point of business will be the appointment of an Acting DPP.

It’s understood several important decisions related to the public service came to a halt as there has been no PSC in place since the end of March.

It’s not clear what caused the lapse in appointments.

Nationwide sources have confirmed that Opposition Leader Mark Golding objected to one of the nominees Prime Minister Andrew Holness put forward to serve on the powerful Services Commission.

The two political leaders now appear to have come to an agreement, clearing the way for the Governor General to make the appointments to the Services Commission.