(Monday 25th November 2011, No:2139/AG) PRESIDENT APPOINTS PRYDE AS NEW DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum announced today that the President, His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has appointed Christopher Thomas Pryde as the Director of Public Prosecutions. Mr Pryde has been serving as Fiji’s Solicitor-General since 2007 and Permanent Secretary for Justice & Anti- corruption since 2009, positions he will relinquish.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is an independent entity and represents the State in criminal cases. The Deputy Solicitor-General Sharvada Sharma will serve as Acting Solicitor-General.
The Attorney-General also thanked outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions Ayesha Jinasena for her service. She will return home to Sri Lanka.