Public Service Tribunal chair should recuse self from case involving niece, AG’s Chambers maintains

Prithima Kissoon

The Attorney General’s Chambers has taken issue with the apparent failure by Chairman of the Public Service Appellate Tribunal Justice (retired) Nandram Kissoon to recuse himself from hearing a matter involving his niece, former Deputy Solicitor General Prithima Kissoon.

The Attorney General’s Chambers has said that despite two objections made by counsel representing the Chambers, Justice Kissoon proceeded to hear the application on April 4th, during which he asked the State to file an affidavit in answer.

“To date the Chairman has not recused himself in the good administration of justice and has instead requested that Counsel make submissions in writing to the Tribunal consisting of himself to hear and determine this issue. It was unfortunate neither the Appellant nor her Attorney, Mr. Nigel Hughes, a Senior Officer of the Court raised the issue of bias or supported the application by the Attorney General’s Chambers”, the Chambers said in a statement issued on Monday…..

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