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Govt stands its ground: PSC nominations

By Ria Taitt Political Editor Story Created: Nov 13, 2013 at 11:29 PM ECT Story Updated: Nov 14, 2013 at 9:48 PM ECT In the face of objections from the People’s National Movement (PNM) and Chaguanas West MP Jack Warner, the Government stood its ground and supported the nominations of Dr James Armstrong and Raomar Achat-Saney to the Police Service Commission (PSC) yesterday. The Parliament approved the presidential notification of these two nominations with 21 votes for and eight abstentions. The other two nominations—Martin George and Eddison Khan—were unanimously approved. The Government’s case was vociferously argued by Attorney General Anand Ramlogan. Ramlogan waded into the PNM...

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Govt approves President’s picks

By SEAN DOUGLAS and Clint Chan Thursday, November 14 2013 THE LOWER House last night voted to approve four members to join Prof Ramesh Deosaran on the Police Service Commission (PSC) — Professor Martin Anthony George, Addison Masefield Khan, Raomar Achat-Saney, and Dr James Kenneth Armstrong, despite the Opposition abstaining from voting on the latter two nominees. The Opposition had earlier argued that Armstrong and Achat-Saney were ineligible for allegedly not fitting the criteria of the Constitution (section 122(3) as being persons “qualified and experienced in the discipline of law, finance, sociology or management”. The four nominees were chosen by President Anthony Carmona in...

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‘Court’ in the rain

by Francis Joseph THREE brothers, charged with murder since 1987, returned to their home at Chaconia Avenue, Morvant yesterday morning. But instead of going inside and re-acquainting themselves with the surroundings, they remained handcuffed outside in the road. The roadway was the scene of a visit by the jury in the trial of the brothers. At the request of the prosecutor Reynold Waldropt, the 12 member jury was taken on visit to the scene of the alleged killing. But it rained on Justice Stanley John’s parade. A brisk mid-morning shower chased the entire “court” back to their vehicles for the return trip to...

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THA’s power tested

By Elizabeth Williams & Kinnesha George Story Created: Jan 14, 2014 at 10:25 PM ECTStory Updated: Jan 14, 2014 at 10:25 PM ECT  COURT action is underway between the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and the Attorney General and the State of Trinidad and Tobago over supremacy and control over the running of affairs in Tobago. The issue relates to the National Reforestation and Watershed Rehabilitation Programme (NRWRP). The THA is suing the Attorney General and the State of Trinidad and Tobago on a Construction Summons for the High Court to determine the interpretation and effect of the THA Act 1996. The case began...

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PSC: Police reports must be on time

Story Created: Jan 9, 2014 at 9:38 PM ECT Story Updated: Jan 10, 2014 at 10:53 PM ECT  THE Police Service Commission (PSC) chaired by Prof Ramesh Deosaran yesterday warned acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams that delays of reports would no longer be tolerated. Deosaran yesterday explained that the PSC requires specific reports from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) to effectively fulfill its mandate of appraising the Police Commissioner and the three deputies. These required reports have however not been given on time. Deosaran yesterday told of a situation of a report that was due to the PSC in June last year but...

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