Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 30th 2018 Contents A18 opinion
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
TSTT manager reports CWU officers to police
TSTT’s Executive Vice Pres-
ident HR, IR and Corporate
Support Services Carol David
Sunday made a report to po-
lice after members of the Com-
munications Workers Union
(CWU) showed up at her Sa-
vannah Drive home in Trincity,
Monica Harper What?! This
sounds like a form of bullying.
Gerald Mejias They are out of
Natacha Georges These un-
ions are out of control.
Patrice Serrette Very good.
People getting carried away.
Protest at the job. Not people’s
Mary Prem I am sure it’s the
only place they managed to see
her. These managers hide in their
office. Don’t know why they get
such high pay either.
Zeriam Kobayashi But did an-
ybody read the last bit of the story
where they changed their minds
and walked away?
stay off the job
Prison officers fearing for
their lives have started staying
away from duty in the wake of
the murder of their colleague
Davendra Boodooram, who
was killed after leaving work at
the Port-of-Spain State Prison
Robert John Allyuh better
go to work because they wait-
ing on they cigarettes, weed and
cell phones...the chickens come
home to roost.
Deniece Charles If the video
didn’t come out John public
wouldn’t have known that is what
taking place in there. And is not
now it going on. All the corrupt
officers putting the innocent ones
Rishi Sookoo Prison is prison.
At the end off the day them real
happy in there, they don’t even
feel they in prison. It suppose to
be a lesson learnt not a lesson to
Neal Gokool If yuh live good
you don’t have to fear!
Rena Boodram Sad for an-
yone when u r terrified to go to
work because u r doing your job.
Be a crook n those monsters will
leave u alone. U damed if u do or
damed if u don’t.
This year, 2018, will make it
three years since the Govern-
ment has not given a subven-
tion to the T&T Cancer Society.
A total of $6 million is now
being owed to the organisa-
tion, according to chairman of
the society, George Laquis.
Kirk Hosein I guess the groom-
ing of golf courses and purchasing
of paintings are more important.
Luisa Deonarine There is
no money for sick people, but
for bachanal and wining there’s
Ian R Joseph What really wrong
with allyuh? The government don’t
owe nothing, you are a private or-
Richie Bansraj The Cancer Soci-
ety acts as an NGO and should not
rely on government for funding.
Junior masqueraders on display during St Anthony’s 13th annual Children’s
Carnival at St Anthony’s College Grounds in Westmoorings on Sunday.
PICTURE ANISTO ALVES
PSC duty bound to consider
recommendation of KPMG
As a former Commissioner of the Police Ser-
vice Commission (PSC), I write to add my
voice to the debate.
I have read several articles (and news
items) in our newspapers and they seem to
bring into question the suitability of DCP
Dulalchan as a potential commissioner of
There are two crucial pieces of informa-
tion which I have not seen thus far. These
are the recommendation of KPMG and the
score awarded to each candidate by the in-
KPMG, an internationally recognised
firm, has been hired at great expense to
carry out their assessment of the candi-
dates and to make a recommendation.
Based on my experience, KPMG would
have recommended approximately five or
six candidates and would make their rec-
ommendations in descending order.
In addition, there must have been an
interviewing panel, which I am sure com-
prised of outstanding citizens and experts.
In the past, such a panel comprised of
about eight or seven persons and having
dealt with our public servants they would
be sure to remind the current PSC of such
a precedent. Again, I am sure that by this
process each candidate would have been
awarded a maximum score.
The questions therefore that need an-
• Was DCP Dulalchan recommended by
KPMG for the post of CoP; and
• Was DCP Dulalchan awarded the top
score by the interviewing panel.
If the answers are “yes”, then that can al-
lude to a storm in a teacup.
The fact that DCP Dulalchan did not
apply for the post of CoP is neither here
nor there. International best practice sug-
gests that all the candidates should be asked
the question whether he/she is interested
in the post of CoP. The Commission itself
is comprised of persons who are qualified
and experienced in their field and I am
sure that the Commissioners would have
sought and obtained expert advice from
internationally recognised experts. We did
it in the past and again the public servants
would have guided the Commission in this
We must learn to trust our public officials.
We need a CoP urgently and the authority
charged with the responsibility has made
its recommendation. I trust that Parliament
does its job fearlessly and impartially.
SEENATH JAIRAM SC
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