Acting DPP confirmed in job one year on

| 01/12/2019 | 13 Comments
Cayman News Service
Patrick Moran, Cayman Islands Director of Public Prosecutions

(CNS): A year after Patrick Moran was promoted to acting director of public prosecutions, the British lawyer has been confirmed into the post after Governor Martyn Roper accepted the recommendation the Judicial and Legal Services Commission. Moran applied for the post and went through an open competitive recruitment process, a spokesperson for the commission said in a release.

Officials said the job was advertised locally overseas but have not said how many people applied or were interviewed. Moran formally takes up the post he has been doing for the last twelve months on 1 December for a period of three years.

“Mr Moran brings to the post the necessary skills, experiences, and passion for criminal law and prosecutions generally,” Roper said as he announced the appointment. He said that Moran’s tenure as acting DPP had “inspired confidence in his capacity to discharge the responsibilities of the post efficiently and effectively and to act in the public’s best interest”.

Moran joined the prosecution office as deputy director in 2015 from the UK, where he had been practicing as a barrister doing criminal work.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hope he starts prosecuting the big fish and not just focusing all his attention on the small fries.

  2. Pat Dalton says:

    Congratulations Patrick, delighted for you

  3. Michael Payne says:

    Congratulations Patrick .

  4. Anonymous says:

    I await the anti-expat sentiment, as well as the why not a caymaina question … simply .. no born caymanians have been prosecuting for over 20 years, … Caymanian lawyers 95% work in private firms

  5. Anonymous says:

    Seems like very few Caymanians are employed in the judicial at those high positions. My qualified Caymanian child applied for an opportunity to do articles with them after law school here and inpost qualification in England about 10 years ago and until this day has not received even an acknowledgment. Each one should teach one instead of holding posts open for one of their own. Only in Cayman!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Maybe because there are steady streams of Caymanians visiting the dock, in Cayman. Do you want a burgler’s own Auntie trying him? Prob not, I’d guess.

    • Anonymous says:

      Shame on you it is people like you who will eventually light the uncontrollable spark in these islands. shame shame.

    • Anonymous says:

      True and the reason we need less Jamaicans in the Judiciary given the FACT of so many of them are work permit holders and new Caymanians

  7. JTB says:

    Great appointment – congratulations Patrick

  8. Anonymous says:

    Good choice. Best wishes Patrick.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I hope this is an improvement. It has been very clear that resources have not been deployed effectively in the past, particularly in the choice of cases to take to trial.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Colonial mentality runs deep & still effective … Our Judiciary is manned by the English & Jamaicans as it was fr 1831 …
    NOTHING HAS CHANGED … Now how pathetic is that …

    • Jotnar. says:

      You are right. Pathetic. So where are the Caymanians who have dedicated their lives to the law AND haven’t gone for the commercial dollar instead, so that they have the experience and ability to do the work and are prepared to get paid way less than the market? Because if they were done a dozen you would have a point.


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