Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 26th 2013 Contents Through their attor-
ney, Ravi Heffes-Doon,
the officers contacted the
PSC on January 10 this
year, seeking justification
for the commission's
apparent change on its
As part of the lawsuit,
the officers claimed the
commission had not
responded to their
request contrary to Sec-
tion 16 of the Judicial
The case will resume
on May 13.
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Four prison officers
have been granted leave
by a High Court judge
to challenge aspects of
the Prison Services' pro-
In their claim, the offi-
Claudius Collins and
that the Public Services
reneged on its policy of
not awarding points to
officers who did not hold
The leave was granted
last Friday by Justice
James Aboud in the Port-
of-Spain High Court.
The officers claimed
the PSC communicated
the policy through several
were periodically circu-
lated to prison officers.
They also claimed that
contrary to what was
stated in correspondence,
during promotions peri-
od between December
2012 and January this
year, the commission
awarded points to officers
who did not have
"knowledge of duty" or
The officers contended
that if that did not occur
they would have been all
listed higher in the Prison
merit list and would have
been promoted from the
rank of Prison Officer 11
to the rank of supervisor.
The officers alleged
their legitimate expecta-
tions that the procedure
would be followed was
breached by the PSC's
They are seeking a
declaration which will
render the commission's
actions illegal, dispropor-
tionate and unreasonable.
Prison officers get okay
to challenge promotion issue
Akeem and Ndu-bisi of Buccoo, jockeys for this year's annual Easter goat race, exercise their goats at Grange Bay,Tobago, yesterday
in preparation for A-class, B-class and C-class events next Tuesday at the Buccoo Integrated and Goat Race Facility.
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Gosine's alleged victims said he appeared to be
in a rage when he planassed them with a cutlass.
Andrew Richardson recalled the alleged incident to
San Fernando Fifth Court Magistrate Rae Roopchan
when the trial continued yesterday.
Gosine is charged with assaulting his neighbour
Wayne Dharanpaul and Richardson by beating them at
Mootoo Street, Marabella, on December 10 last year.
He is also charged with using obscene language.
Richardson, who has worked for Dharanpaul for the
past seven years, said when they arrived in front of
Dharanpaul's home he saw a stone in the driveway.
He said when Dharanpaul got out of the van, Gosine
came out of his gateway and began talking and quar-
relling with him.
Richardson said Gosine called both of them, then
opened his car trunk and pulled out a two-foot-long
When he saw Gosine beating Dharanpaul with the
cutlass, Richardson said, he intervened.
"I went to help my boss. I went to try to take away
the cutlass from the defendant," he added.
Richardson said Gosine then threatened to chop him
and began hitting him on his left side, hands and fore-
Asked in cross-examination by attorney Kevin Ratiram
why he thought Gosine took out the cutlass, Richardson
said: "He take it out in a rage."
He said Gosine raised the cutlass above his head and
dealt the blows quickly.
Asked if there was a mad scramble as he tried to
grab the cutlass out of Gosine's hands, Richardson said:
He said he was surprised there was no mention in
the medical certificate of his having a scratch on his
left hand but was not surprised that bruises on his
shoulder or forearm were listed.
The trial continues on April 3 when Richardson will
be further cross-examined.
beat me, my boss in rage
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