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LAND SURVEYING SERVICES
The Division of Planning and Development invites proposals from
Licenced Surveyors for short term contracts for
Within the Land Management Department
Detailed information on this Request for Proposal can be collected free of
cost from the Administrator, Division of Planning and Development from
the indicated Open Date between 8.30 am and 3.30 pm.
The Division does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any
The Division reserves the right to cancel the present notice in its entirety
or partially without defraying any cost incurred by any application
submitting their proposal.
Sealed Proposals must be submitted by 2pm on the indicted
closing date to:
Planning and Development
Janis Solomon Building, 28 Orange Hill Road,
Ph: 1-868- 639-5441 Fax: 1-868-660-7191
DIVISION OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Opposition MP Dr Roodal Mooni-
lal says the Government should
withdraw the proposed Orders for
the appointment of a Commissioner
of Police and a Deputy Commission-
er for one month to allow for con-
sultations with key stakeholders.
He said so while contributing to
Wednesday s parliamentary debate on
a motion to annul the Orders.
Moonilal said the Government was
trying to rush the matter after claiming
that there have been enough consul-
tations over the past six years.
However, he said, two or four weeks
more would not undermine the effec-
tiveness of the measure.
Moonilal said the matter was also
a political issue. He said he wanted
to know if the Government already
had its choice of candidate for the top
police job in mind.
The former minister questioned
whether the qualification criteria might
have been amended in the new Orders
to benefit that possible candidate.
He also criticised the new measure
to have the National Security Minister
request a local firm to invite applica-
tions for the jobs.
"Why are you relegating the Police
Service Commission to (that) of a
postman to get your way with a politi-
cian to be recommending firms," he
Moonilal said he wanted to know
why the changes were made and who
He said the proposed changes were
not in the report of the Strategic Com-
mittee set up to look at the matter by
the former PP government. He said
the Government should be brave
enough to tell the nation it wanted to
get the politicians involved in the
selection of a police commissioner.
He said there was public perception
that the Government wanted a com-
missioner who would be compliant
with the dictates of the PNM Gov-
"Is that the agenda?" he asked.
Opposition MP for
Charles says the Oppo-
sition must be involved
in the selection process
of a Commissioner of
debate in Parliament on
Wednesday, Charles said
the Opposition support-
ed the appointment of a
with the utmost dispatch.
"We understand the challenges with crime. We
feel the Minister of National Security has the cred-
ibility to deal with the problem. We have no problem
with the view that the CoP must be local," Charles
He said, however, the Opposition would not sup-
port a unilateral approach in the appointment of
a Commissioner of Police.
He was contributing to the debate of a motion
brought by the Opposition to annul the Orders to
change the selection process of the deputy com-
missioner of police and the commissioner of police.
"It ought to be done with the Opposition, the
Police Service Commission (PSC) and the people
of T&T," Charles added.
He said the Opposition could not support a deci-
sion for the PSC to be undermined.
"We do not support a process which diminishes
the Police Service Commission. We believe we are
dealing with a broader issue of the separation of
powers," Charles said.
He said initially the commission was brought in
as an institution to protect the process.
He added: "The safeguard for the commission,
credit goes to Lionel Seukaran and Tajmool Hosein.
"We find it surprising that the grandson of Lionel
Seukaran would be part of a process of weakening
the power of the PSC."
He was referring to Attorney General Faris Al-
Rawi, whose mother is Diane Seukaran, a former
San Fernando West MP.
He said the current members of the PSC were
appointed by the President in consultation with
the Prime Minister and the Opposition.
"They have fettered the Police Service Commis-
sion by telling them they need to hire a firm. It
is a creeping overreach of the Executive." he added.
Moonilal on motion over top CoP post:
Talk with key stakeholders
must be involved
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