Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, Paula Lewellyn, is taking issue with one of the recommendations of the Economic Growth Council on achieving the target of five percent growth in four years.

As a mean of addressing the slow pace in administering justice, the EGC has recommended a cap on the number of times a trial can be adjourned.

However, the DPP says the lack of resources plaguing the justice system makes this difficult.

[audio_mp3 url=”https://nationwideradiojm.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Paula-Lewelin.mp3″]

Defence attorney, Peter Champagnie, agrees with DPP Llewellyn.

He says each case has to be judged on its own merit, adding that adopting a ‘three strikes’ approach can have serious consequences.

[audio_mp3 url=”https://nationwideradiojm.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Champagnie-no-3-strikes-new-2.mp3″]

However, veteran attorney-at-law and former National Security Minister, K.D. Knight, says the EGC’s recommendation is a good idea.

But he believes there would need to be a separate cap for murder cases.

[audio_mp3 url=”https://nationwideradiojm.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/KD-kNIGHT-Murder-case-cap-new.mp3″]

-30-