Trinidad PM fires attorney general and national security minister

Trinidad PM fires attorney general and national security minister
Published on February 3, 2015 – Caribbean News Now Senior Correspondent  By Marcia Braveboy  marcia@caribbeannewsnow.com
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar told the nation in a national address on Monday night that she has asked for and received the resignations of national security minister Gary Griffith and attorney general Anand Ramlogan.

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Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Additionally, the prime minister relieved five other ministers of their portfolios including her own portfolio as minister of the people and social development.

She also asked President Anthony Carmona to revoke the appointment of senate president Timothy Hamel-Smith.

The firing of Ramlogan and Griffith is the latest escalation of a recent controversy where the newly appointed director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) David West revealed that the attorney general had asked him to withdraw his witness statement in a defamation lawsuit in exchange for his selection for the job.

West then reported Ramlogan to the police for witness tampering.

The prime minister has called for an independent probe into the allegations that Ramlogan attempted to pervert the course of justice.

Read more: http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/news/newspublish/home.print.php?news_id=24649

READ THE FULL TEXT OF HER SPEECH HERE

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Comments

  • de castro  On 02/03/2015 at 6:43 am

    Nice to have a woman with nuts in charge….
    Good for her ! Let’s hope she addresses the other corruption
    and the drugs and gun culture has become since oil wealth.

  • albert  On 02/03/2015 at 9:38 am

    Guyana and Caribbean countries, with few exceptions, are gradually overwhelmed by western type crime and violence. Corruption, guns, drugs, murder and greed for the rewards of illicit dealings. are taking a toll on the national systems. It would take courageous leaders to stem the tide. The Trinidad PM is showing she has the “balls” some men dont have to make crucial decisions.

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