TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop says Honduras’ two largest and most-violent gangs will sign a truce on Tuesday.
Monsignor Romulo Emiliani says the gangs will apologise to the public and ask for dialogue with the government and police to start changing from their gang lifestyle.
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OPPOSITION Member of Parliament Everald Warmington has welcomed news that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) had rejected the Office of the Contractor General's (OCG) request to have criminal charges proffered against him under the Perjury Act.
Warmington told the media inside the Opposition's conference room at Gordon House immediately after the announcement that he was "elated and grateful at being vindicated".
The issue pertains to the OCG's investigations into allegations of impropriety and/or irregularity in the award of certain contracts to Strathairn Construction Company Limited (SCCL) by the St Catherine Parish Council, the National Works Agency, and the Ministry of Transport and Work.
The DPP said that the evidence lacked the requisite material to prove that statements made to the OCG by Warmington that he did not have any financial interest in SCCL were false and, as such, he had perjured himself.
The DPP said its judgement was made after thoroughly going through material provided by the OCG, and seeking further clarification in respect of issues arising, which it received several months later from the OCG.
"In this matter, we have brought to bear our usual thoroughness, research and professional objectivity. I would, however, wish to remind the OCG that they are at liberty to consult with the ODPP prior to the completion of their report in respect of any investigation," the ODPP said.
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