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PSC member resigns amidst Griffith debacle

The maelstrom of controversy surrounding the appointment of Gary Griffith to act as Commissioner of Police by the Police Service Commission (PSC) in mid-August – which was rescinded a month later by the commission in a ‘suspension’ letter to Griffith – took another eye-opening turn yesterday evening when one of the PSC’s members, Courtney McNish, handed in his resignation. McNish’s resignation came at a time when the commission already facing three lawsuits over its handling of the recruitment of the next Police Commissioner. The remaining members of the commission, which usually operates with five members, are chairman Bliss Seepersad, sociologist Dr Susan...

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George: Commission botched appointment of a CoP

ATTORNEY Martin George was scathing of many players in the controversy over whether Gary Griffith should be re-instated as acting Commissioner of Police (CoP), speaking to Newsday on Sunday. His ire was directed at Griffith, the Police Service Commission and retired Justice Stanley John. George is a former member of the commission. Regarding Griffith, George questioned both his initial appointment as acting Commissioner and Griffith's argument that he was now entitled to resume that office. "If you are no longer commissioner and no longer acting commissioner, I think there are questions that ought to be raised." George queried Griffith's claim of being under...

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Former PSC chair, member say need for clarity in selection of Commissioner

The former head of the Police Service Commission, Professor Ramesh Deosaran says the injunction to delay the appointment of a Police Commissioner by way of a High Court order can be useful in bringing clarity to the selection process. Deosaran was weighing in yesterday after Justice Nadia Kangaloo granted an interim injunction to former head of the Police Social and Welfare Association acting Senior Supt Anand Ramesar to block the Police Service Commission (PSC) from appointing a new Commissioner. Ramesar brought a legal challenge against the Commission for not including him in the interview process. Yesterday, Deosaran said there was widespread public confusion...

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