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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of Gary Griffith to act as Commissioner of Police by the Police Service Commission (PSC) in mid-August – which was rescinded a month later by the commission in a ‘suspension’ letter to Griffith – took another eye-opening turn yesterday evening when one of the PSC’s members, Courtney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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MARTIN GEORGE speaks on the High Court ruling to stop the process for the appointment of Top Cop

Attorney MARTIN GEORGE speaks on the ruling of the High Court stopping the Police Service Commission from continuing with its process for the appointment of a Commissioner of Police. Mr. George cites a recent Privy Council case and says the PSC has a duty to properly investigate all allegations against candidates for the post of Commissioner of Police. https://youtu.be/XwgYUgLrjLE ...

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Race for top CoP post: One applicant seeks judicial review

A shortlist of candidates from the current list of seven applicants for the post of Police Commissioner is expected to be sent to President’s House ahead. This was clarified yesterday by an official as well as other sources. President Paula Mae-Weekes went on annual vacation last Saturday. She is out of the country , returning August 25. Senate President Christine Kangaloo is acting President. Meanwhile, a senior police officer who was among the 20-plus applicants for the CoP post is challenging his recent elimination by the Police Service Commission (PSC). Documents filed in court on Monday state he is seeking judicial review on PSC’s decision–...

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No CoP nominee sent to President as yet

As the Office of the President is yet to receive any correspondence from the Police Service Commission (PSC) about its nominee for the country's next Commissioner of Police (CoP), the PSC has made it clear that Gary Griffith remains the acting CoP. On Thursday, it was confirmed to the Guardian Media by an official at The Office of the President that no nominee has been sent yet to President Paula-Mae Weekes. Meanwhile, in a media release issued on Friday afternoon, the PSC advised the public that, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and...

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