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DPP ‘should be a Bermudian’

The post of Director of Public Prosecutions should be passed on to a Bermudian, Shadow Attorney-General Michael Scott said last night.

Speaking after Government House's announcement that notice had been received from Rory Field, the present DPP and an expatriate, Mr Scott said: “The resignation and planned departure of the Director of Public Prosecutions paves the way for this constitutional post to be Bermudianised.”

Mr Field's tenure was extended by another year in December 2013, after the surprise announcement that the Bermudian chosen to replace him, Cindy Clarke, had been dropped as a candidate. His term was extended by another two years in January, but Mr Field this week declared his wish to seek opportunities elsewhere as of February 2016.

Mr Scott noted that the Governor, George Fergusson, had engaged the Legal Services Committee as part of the process to choose a replacement for Mr Field.

He added: “I am aware that the Committee subscribes to the aim of Bermudianising the post, which bodes well for the next DPP appointment. I wish Mr Field well and warm wishes in his future plans.”

Stepping down: Rory Field, the Director of Public Prosecutions

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Published December 03, 2015 at 8:00 am (Updated December 03, 2015 at 8:57 am)

DPP ‘should be a Bermudian’

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