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PM tables debate on new PSC

A new Police Service Commission (PSC) is expected to be cemented next week. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley who is scheduled to return from Scotland on Saturday, will pilot a debate next Wednesday in Parliament to approve the new five-member Commission. This was confirmed to Guardian Media yesterday by Leader of Government in the House of Representatives Camille Robinson-Regis. The Prime Minister, Robinson- Regis and a Trinidad and Tobago team are in Scotland for the United Nations’ climate change conference. The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) last week indicated Rowley returns on Saturday. Prior to leaving Robinson-Regis had told Guardian Media that all...

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Police commission crisis remains unsettled as PM jets off to Scotland

Former chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) Prof Ramesh Deosaran has described as an “unhappy coincidence,” the fact that the Prime Minister, Leader of Government Business and other key ministers are out of the country whilst the appointment of a substantive commission remains unresolved. Dr Rowley, Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis, Energy Minister Stuart Young and Foreign Affairs and Caricom Minister Dr Amery Browne left the country on Saturday to attend the World Leaders Summit at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP 26, in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference begins on Sunday and is expected to end on November 12. A statement from...

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Attorneys urge: Revise law to select CoP

ATTORNEYS Dave Persad and Martin George are calling for a new process to appoint an acting Commissioner of Police (CoP). They were reacting on Thursday to High Court judge Justice Nadia Kangaloo voiding the appointments of both Gary Griffith and Mc Donald Jacob to the post. Law Association president Sophia Chote SC said she could not comment as she was abroad, while Griffith’s attorney Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj told Newsday he first needed to read the judgement and that his client had already commented in a Facebook video. Persad, in August, had alleged that Griffith’s appointment as acting CoP had been “illegal, null and...

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