The haemorrhaging at the Police Service Commission (PolSC) continued yesterday with the resignation of commissioner Roger Kawalsingh.

The Office of the President issued a one-paragraph release stating that the President had accepted Kawalsingh’s resignation as a member of the Commission.

Kawalsingh had written an explosive e-mail on September 20, detailing the confidential proceedings of the Commission and the disagreement of its then members with the action of chairman Bliss Seepersad on the matter of Gary Griffith’s suspension from duties. Kawalsingh copied the e-mail to Griffith who had at the time indicated his intention to take the Commission to court over the suspension. President Paula-Mae Weekes, it is understood, wrote to Kawalsingh asking him to explain his conduct.

Former commissioners Courtney NcNish and Susan Craig-James resigned last Tuesday and Saturday, respectively.

Seepersad remains the only member of the Commission which became inquorate on Saturday when Craig-James resigned.

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Contract employment in 2016 stood at $1,658,925; in 2017 it was $57,330,076; 2018 saw a dip by $3 million to $54,106,522.

Fourteen days.

That is the length of time residents of San Francique, Penal, are giving the Government to respond to their cries for better roads, pipe-borne water and for dealing with flooding.

Or the State will face major protest action.

The residents staged a placard protest at Pluck Road yesterday, calling on Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan to commence work on a landslide they say is threatening their homes and livelihoods.

Even though he was one of the hostages held and beaten during the attempted coup staged by the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen in July 1990, former minister Selby Wilson says he takes no pleasure in Jamaat leader Yasin Abu Bakr’s death.

A PRISON officer with 12 years’ service was arrested by police on Friday night after he was caught allegedly attempting to smuggle contraband items into the Maximum Security Prison (MSP) in Arouca.

The items were found concealed in the officer’s bullet-proof vest after it was examined by his colleagues and officers of the Arouca Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh is once again urging people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 to do so urgently, as they may not be able to receive the care they need should they contract the virus and need to be cared for in the Intensive Care Unit or High Dependency Unit.

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