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PSC seeks answers from cops

CHAIRMAN of the Police Service Commission, Dr Maria Therese Gomes, has written the Police Service seeking answers over a series of questions relating to Monday’s police blockade, including why the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) intelligence agencies did not anticipate it. Gomes, chairman of the Constitutional body with oversight of the Police Service, wrote Acting Commissioner of Police Ann Marie Alleyne-Daly on March 25 calling for a report. The letter requested information and raised concerns as follows: 1. How could such a well-executed and coordinated exercise be undertaken without the knowledge of TTPS intelligence? 2. When the Executive found out about the...

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The Police Service Commission was established on June 1, 1956 by the Trinidad and Tobago (Constitution) Amendment Order in Council 1956 (1956 No. 835). Provision for the Police Service Commission was made in Sections 66B—66G of a further amended constitution, on June 15,1959, to usher in Cabinet Government by an order in Council (1959 No.1044). On December 1, 1960 the first commissioners were appointed comprising Sir Werner Boos C.B.E (Chairman), Cyril Oswald Stroud, Prince Edward Ferdinand, Conrad Errol O’Brien, Wilfred Dennis Best. The Commission which was advisory to the Governor became an executive body in 1962 as a result of the independence of...

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Lawyer calls on acting top CoP: Make ‘total policing’ report public Attorney and member of the Police Service Commission (PSC) Martin George has expressed support for the call that acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams make public the full report which was submitted after the investigation into what was nationally dubbed, a total day of policing which occurred on March 23. Speaking during a telephone interview yesterday, George said there were still a number of “ominous” questions that remained unanswered. George spoke in the capacity of an attorney. On Friday, the T&T Chamber of Commerce issued a release in which they criticised Williams...

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  Mr. Martin Anthony George Attorney at Law Mr. George is the principal attorney of his law firm Martin A. George and Company. He has a strong sense of social service and is a founding member and former Chairman of Crimestoppers Trinidad and Tobago. He was called to the Trinidad and Tobago Bar in 1992 and has over 18 years experience in the areas of Civil Litigation, Estate and property matters, Wills & Probate, Divorce and Family Law, Commercial Litigation and Debt Recovery. Mr. George qualifications include:- LEC – Hugh Wooding Law School LLB – (Hons.)- University of the West Indies ABE – School of Business & Computer...

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Cox warns…

Cox warns: PSC picks may lead to legal challenges By Ria Taitt Political Editor Story Created: Nov 13, 2013 at 11:33 PM ECT Story Updated: Nov 14, 2013 at 9:47 PM ECT Be prepared for legal challenges to the Police Service Commission (PSC) with the appointments of Dr James Armstrong and Rao­mar Achat-Saney. This was the warning given by People’s National Movement (PNM) Laventille East/Morvant MP Donna Cox as she contributed to the debate on the motion to approve the nominations of four people to the PSC in the House of Representatives yesterday. Those nominated by the President are Martin George, Addison Khan, Achat-San­ey and Armstrong....

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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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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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New Police Commission’s first priority – appoint COP and Deputy

By JULIEN NEAVES Saturday, November 30 2013 Inquiring into the status of the recruitment process for the Commissioner of Police and his Deputy, and changing the process for their appointment is the immediate priority of a now fully constituted Police Service Commission (PSC). PSC Chairman Professor Ramesh Deosaran yesterday told Newsday following the swearing in of two returning members and two new ones that, “we want an update, very early, from the Director of Personnel Administration (Gloria Edwards-Joseph) as to how far the process has reached. The commission, he said “cannot do anything until it gets a short-list from the advertising firm on...

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PNM abstains from PSC voting

PP sticks with disputed picks Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 Gail Alexander Parliament last night approved the notification for nominees Raomar Achat-Saney and Dr James Armstrong to be appointed to the Police Service Commission (PSC), despite position People’s National Movement (PNM) concerns about their suitability and calls for Government to withdraw the two nominees. Division of opinion arose between Government and Opposition in yesterday’s Lower House debate on a motion to approve Achat-Saney and Armstrong, who were nominated by President Anthony Carmona along with Martin George and Addison Khan. George and Khan were first appointed to the PSC in 2010. The motion was the first order...

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