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…..

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