Directive by Minister on police promotions unlawful –Chief Justice

Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George SC yesterday ruled that the directive given by the Minister of State to the Police Service Commission (PSC) to halt the consideration of planned promotions for this year was unlawful and a blatant disregard for the Constitution, according to Attorney Anil Nandlall.

In August, Nandlall, a former Attorney General had filed a court action challenging a letter which contained the directive issued in the name of President David Granger. The letter was sent by Minister of State Joseph Harmon to the PSC’s Secretary on July 26 asking it to withhold work on the annual police promotions. Under the constitution, no such direction can be given.

An oral decision in the case was handed down by Justice George yesterday afternoon…..



This minibus ran into the trench separating Vlissengen Road and Irving Street today.

T&T woman freed of twins drowning

(Trinidad Guardian) A 62-year-old mother of five walked out the Sangre Grande Magistrate’s Court a free woman on Friday after 12 years and six months awaiting trial.

Exxon pact should be rejigged to give 7% royalty –Goolsarran

Former Auditor General Anand Goolsarran says that the agreement between Guyana and ExxonMobil should be renegotiated to give this country a royalty of 7% on oil produced instead of the current 2% and he also said that there should be a switch from a profit-sharing arrangement to a revenue-sharing one.

Meten-Meer-Zorg man dies after `Chic Chic’ mayhem

-ex-cop in custody At least two men are reportedly in critical condition and one has died, after they were attacked and struck down at an event at the Tarla Dam tarmac, Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Demerara  on Saturday night.

Charlestown baker Humphrey passes away

Popular Charlestown bakery owner, Winston George Humphrey died yesterday after a period of illness at a city hospital.

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